At a recent performance in New York City, LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy asked fans not to leak the group’s new album, This Is Happening, and as if on cue the album turned up on popular torrent sites the next day. For those of you who haven’t illegally downloaded the new LP, you can stream This Is Happening at lcdsoundsystem.com.
I’ve only had a chance to listen once, but This Is Happening immediately caught my ear more than any other album I’ve heard this year. Give it a spin and let us know what you think.
Here’s a quick tour of the internet for six stories of note…
- Spin Magazine takes us inside Pavement’s reunion
- Fun With Graphics: Online Piracy By The Numbers
- Have MGMT created the worst new album buzz ever?
- Keller Williams will release Thief – an album of covers
- Conan O’Brien covers Creep by Radiohead in concert
- Backbeat Jazzfest Series announces additional shows
Wrapping up, Death Cab For Cutie performed a couple of baseball-themed songs at Safeco Field on Monday during the home opener for their hometown ballclub – the Seattle Mariners. Ben Gibbard and the boys donned customized Mariners jerseys as they took the makeshift “stage” at home plate for unique versions of Take Me Out to the Ballpark and Centerfield…