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LCD Soundsystem On World Cafe

In a special edition of World Cafe, LCD Soundsystem performs in studio ... in London. James Murphy's band played the Glastonbury Festival on June 27 as part of a European festival tour and had a few days to kill, so it stopped by The Pool at Miloco Studios in Bermondsey.

The recording is killer, and "Drunk Girls" -- the first single from LCD Soundsystem's acclaimed album This is Happening -- sounds much better here than on record. Props to engineer Joe Adams and his assistant, Matt Wiggins.

In an interview with host David Dye, Murphy explains the danger of reading too much into his songs, clarifies the future of LCD Soundsystem, and calls summer music festivals a "mixed blessing." Murphy was such an intriguing interview, we didn't have time to include a live version of oldie-but-goodie "Daft Punk is Playing at My House" in the broadcast. But hey, that's whats the web's for, right?

This World Cafe segment originally aired Aug. 27, 2010.

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