Listen to the new LCD Soundsystem album

The forthcoming album from James Murphy’s offbeat electro-dance-rock group LCD Soundsystem is called This Is Happening. NPR radio in the US is streaming the entire forthcoming album: listen to it here.

I’m a big fan of all previous things LCD, and this album is no different. It’s lo-fi but futuristic. It’s hilarious funny and deeply weird. It’s impossibly catchy and annoyingly self-aware. It’s repetitive and it’s innovative. This Is Happeningalso sounds a bit more retro New Wave compared to the other albums. And Murphy’s voice seems to have deepened and broadened a bit. It’s really, really good.

Listen above, and if you agree with me buy the album when it’s released on May 18.