Hear the New LCD Soundsystem Song, Which Is Not Really An LCD Soundsystem Song at All: Greenberg’s “Oh You (Christmas Blues)”


A friend of ours heard the soundtrack to Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg recently and nearly asked LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, who is credited with having done the whole thing, where he found such perfectly evocative ’60s and ’70s songs. Luckily, Murphy headed him off in time, copping to having written most of them himself. “The goal was to make my songs sound seamless with the old songs also used in the movie,” the LCD frontman would later tell Pitchfork’s Ryan Dombal. “And my voice is more chameleonic than people would imagine, because I tend to yell the same way all the time.” Should you need evidence, we point you to “Oh You (Christmas Blues)”, the first pirated single/webrip to emerge off the Greenberg soundtrack. It’s credited to LCD Soundsystem (the rest go directly to James Murphy), but you wouldn’t know it–it’s more scuzzy ’70s artifact than sardonic New York post-2K techno. Hear it at We All Want Someone to Shout For.

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