October 17, 2005 | Posted by mark at 01:37 PM

Everybody's Making Me Wait

Tribulations 12
LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations (tiga mix).

If you went out in New York City on a Saturday night, deep into club territory, you would see barely any civilian cars. You'd see a glimmering battalion of yellow cabs, hungry for drunk dollars. This is fine. Subways, cabs -- these are the tools of the party goers. But I live in Los Angeles. Heading into downtown Hollywood on a Saturday night is an exercise in futility. Street parking is scarce, and cheap paid parking fills up fast. You're left with few options, one of which is getting super frustrated and driving home. I circled around Hollywood for an hour an Saturday night. At first I was in a good mood, having caught a steller performance by Mae Shi at the echo. I was all set to slide right into the Avalon to catch James Murphy do his thing.

Unfortunately, I never did. I drove around and around and around and around and around -- all the side streets, alleys, lots, whatever. Blocks and blocks away. All over the place. Sigh. So that sucked. It even rained a bit, which is funny.

But, what doesn't suck is this Tiga remix of Tribulations off the 12" single. The song has a nice long intro for mixing and strips the song right down to just pumping drums and vocals. It comes off feeling really sinister. Now, I consider Tribulations to be one of the highlights of the record, and it's hard to improve upon -- but Tiga does a nice job of keeping it fresh without fucking things up. I like it. He keeps the same basic ideas, removes the squiggly synth line and treble-heavy drums, soaks in some heavy bass instead.

I couldn't find a buy link anywhere, so hit me up in the comments if you find one and I'll link it up. You can buy the excellent full-length at insound or iTunes.


Totally dope. It's a head on collision of genius. Love Tiga. Love LCD.

Posted by: Flash at October 17, 2005 06:42 PM

Dude that fucking sux abt the show. If its any consolation the SOUND WAS INCREDIBLE!!

Posted by: JAX at October 17, 2005 08:39 PM

Thanks for the track... incredible.

Goddamn I hate parking around the Avalon. Bar none the worst area in town. Isn't it like 27 bucks or some crazy price? I remember being told that and just laughing at the attendant in surprise...

Posted by: John at October 17, 2005 11:27 PM

saw LCD this past weekend in hollywood. high energy shit.

Posted by: satisfied 75 at October 18, 2005 04:31 AM

Sorry to hear you missed the concert. It was a great show, but pretty short. Here's the setlist, if you're interested:

Yr City's A Sucker
On Repeat
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Too Much Love
Losing My Edge
Great Release

Posted by: Ivan at October 18, 2005 05:40 PM

The Avalon is a joke - horrible venue with terrible operational practices. LCD Soundsystem is no joke. they played one of the tightest sets i've seen in a long time - and that's coming off DFA 1979 at El Rey two days before, which was one of the heaviest shows i'd ever seen. they sound crisp and loud. great mix. clean sound from most anywhere on the floor.

I remember standing around this show lamenting what a miserable "hollywood" crowd the Avalon draws, but this group represented itself well - they were actual fans enjoying every drop of sound, dancing to every song, and actually giving LCD some energy to feed off (which is basically unheard of from an LA crowd).

up next: okkervil river @ the echo - oct 22.

Posted by: mike at October 18, 2005 08:53 PM
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