PR244 - You Should Be Uncomfortable

James Murphy on getting LCD Soundsystem back together: I spent a good amount of time with David Bowie, and I was talking about coming back, putting the band together. And I was going through the hems and haws of it, and he said, “Does it make you uncomfortable?” And I said, “Yeah,” and he said, “Good. It should. You should be uncomfortable.”

Music this week from LCD Soundsystem (duh), James, Dry Cleaning, Wet Leg, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Protomartyr set showing their evolution as a band. Trip hop set featuring: Portishead, Tricky, Massive Attack. Car songs from: Momma, Veronica Falls, Elastica. And the greatest "pass the mic" track of all time, Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest (feat. Busta Rhymes).


  1. Laid by James on Laid (Fontana)
  2. Break
  3. Speeding 72 by Momma on Household Name (Polyvinyl) New
  4. Teenage by Veronica Falls on Waiting For Something To Happen (Slumberland)
  5. Car Song by Elastica on Elastica (DGC)
  6. Break
  7. Scratchcard Lanyard by Dry Cleaning on New Long Leg (4AD)
  8. Wet Dream by Wet Leg on Wet Leg (Domino)
  9. Down Boy by Yeah Yeah Yeahs on IS IS (Interscope)
  10. Break
  11. Come & See by Protomartyr on Undercolor of Official Light (Domino)
  12. Windsor Hum by Protomartyr on Relatives In Descent (Domino)
  13. Processed By The Boys by Protomartyr on Ultimate Success Today (Domino)
  14. Break
  15. Expert In A Dying Field by The Beths on Expert In A Dying Field (Carpark) New
  16. Another Sunny Day by Belle & Sebastian on The Life Pursuit (Rough Trade)
  17. The Perfect Pair by Beabadoobee on Beatopia (Dirty Hit) New
  18. Break
  19. Will Do by TV On The Radio on Nine Types Of Light (4AD)
  20. It's No Good by Depeche Mode on Ultra (Mute)
  21. Other Voices by LCD Soundsystem on American Dream (DFA)
  22. Break
  23. Roman Candles by Death Cab For Cutie on Asphalt Meadows (Atlantic) New
  24. Trials - Johnny Jewel Remix by Cults on Host B Sides & Remixes (Captured Tracks) New
  25. Danser by The Operator on After Dark 4 (Italians Do It Better) New
  26. Break
  27. 23 by Just Mustard on Heart Hunder (Partisan) New
  28. Slowly by Preoccupations on Arrangements (Self-Released) New
  29. Alarms Stop Ringing by A Shoreline Dream on Loveblind (Latenight Weeknight) New
  30. Break
  31. Featured Sour Times by Portishead on Dummy (Go! Discs)

    Trip hop set from three of my favs: Portishead, Tricky, and Massive Attack.

  32. Featured Karmacoma by Massive Attack on Protection (Virgin)

    Tricky used to be part of Massive Attack, until he left to release a solo record. Maxinquaye was a masterpiece, IMHO. So was Mezzanine, Massive Attack's next album, sans Tricky.

  33. Featured Overcome by Tricky on Maxinquaye (Island)

    Tricky took lyrics from the song Karmacoma (including his first verse) interpolated it, put a fat beat behind it, and brought in vocalist Martina Topley-Bird. The Massive Attack was a classic "pass the mic" track in the style of hip-hop. Tricky's version is pure sex, call & response, tension & release.

  34. Break
  35. Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest on The Low End Theory (Jive)
  36. Super Disco Breakin by Beastie Boys on Hello Nasty (Grand Royal)