New LCD Soundsystem Album Due in May

LCD Soundsystem (99% James Murphy, 1% ??) have released the album artwork for their new LP "This is Happening," which is due to be released May 18 on DFA/Virgin Records. You can listen to the first new track (and Pitchfork Best New Track) Drunk Girls right...riiiiiight...here.

The track also has a Newrosis Best New Lyric: "Just cause you're hungry doesn't mean that you're lean."

According to Murphy, the track is about "drunk people and fun things." Suffice it to say, I appreciate his direct approach to songwriting.

SEXY, SEXY UPDATE: Hear the album IN IT'S ENTIRETY on LCD's website, here.

"You wanted a hit, but that's not what we do." I FUCKING LOVE THIS BAND.

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"It's" vs. "Its"

Newrosis is having some grammatical issues with the difference between the possessive "it's" and whatever the hell "its" is. This is especially troubling given that our current occupation is to teach English to small Korean children. We are reaching out to you, the community of Newrosis readers, to give us direction in this most troubling of grammatical SNAFUs.

Sincerely, the editorial department. Which is me. Just me.

I tried this page, but it is still not sinking in properly. Maybe its because I'm stupid. Or maybe it's because I'm stupid. I just don't know.


Star Wars Uncut

I've been following the Star Wars Uncut project for a while now, and they have released one of the scenes, titled "The Escape," in which Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and the droids flee the Death Star after Obi Wan has his mortal coil shuffled courtesy of one Darth Vader.

Star Wars Uncut "The Escape" from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.

The scope of the project is the entire first film, in which aspiring filmmakers from around the world claimed 15 second pieces of scenes from the Uncut website and filmed them on their own. The end product will be 473 :15 clips. I was struggling with the proper way to structure that whole "473 15" bit and settled on the colon. FU I'm working over here.

To me, the greatest thing about this project is that George Lucas, the genius behind such amazing films as The Phantom Menace and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, will not be involved in any way. This leads to the possibility of some truly magical cinematic moments (if not wrought intentionally, at least occurring by accident), which is more than Lucas has managed in the last two decades.

Is it going to be great? Maybe. Will it be better than Clone Wars? Yes.