Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shjips vs Soundsystem

Frequent readers of this blog may have noticed that I have a thing for the Wooden Shjips. You might also know that I have a thing for LCD Soundsystem. Of all the bands I've been digging over the past couple of years, these two would be on the bottom of the list for ones I thought likely to collaborate. Wooden Shjips go hard on the space-rock tip, and LCD really just wants to dance. East meets West on the 7'' version of 'Drunk Girls', as the Shjips offer a psychedelia-spewing cover version of LCD Soundsystem's latest single.
"Swirling clouds of fuzzed to the max guitar riffs ride over a chugging, mechanically tight rhythm section topped off with singer Ripley Johnson's Lou Reed-esque vocals. The Shjips take the original on and blast into another cosmos. Imagine Suicide mixed with prime (second album) Velvet Underground." - Piccadilly Records
LCD Soundsystem will be in Austin on June 8 for a sold out show at Stubb's. You can still buy a ticket to see them at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Saturday, October 9.