Album Updates From LCD Soundystem, Klaxons, MGMT

So this is 2010 hey? New decade, new year, new albums, new bands, new faces, new songs, new genres, new technology…new world. But before we pile hyperbolic praise on a Puerto Rican toddler who can play the Banjo with his feet and project stop motion films from his eyes let’s check in on a few forthcoming albums from a few old favourites.

Speaking with NME DFA linchpin James Murphy has confessed that LCD Soundsystem’s forthcoming album “should probably be the last”.

This sucks obviously, but on the bright side Murphy thinks their third as-yet-untitled LP is “definitely better than the other two” and hints at a more eclectic sound. This may or may not mean more cowbell. “What I tried to do on the second record [Sound of Silver] was to make a much more wider and strange-sounding record [than LCD Soundsystem], but I ended up making something more cohesive. This time round I’m not sure what I’m trying to do … but I think I am doing what I was trying to achieve on Sound of Silver, which was a wider palette of sound.”

Across the river MGMT have dropped some details about their sophomore album “Congratulations” set for release later this year. “It’s definitely going to shock people,” said lead singer Andrew VanWyngarden. “We dropped any sort of irony that was on the first record and ‘Congratulations’ feels true to who we really are.” He went on the describe the record as “very plaintive. In a weird way, it’s like a soul record. That, and there’s an instrumental song called ‘Lady DaDa’s Nightmare’.” Phonetically similar to Lady Gaga and yet no irony, we’re intrigued.

Across the Atlantic, the new LP from UK four-piece Klaxons will take inspiration from Shamanism and the Apocalypse. “2012’s a realignment. Its the coming of the fifth or sixth sun, whichever way you look at it,” said bassist Jamie Reynolds. “Its the end of the Mayan Long Count. It just works mathematically, physically and in prophecy. This whole record is just a positive message for the time. That’s it.” And we shall dub thee Nu-Grave.