Noah Baumbach’s apropos usage of Lou Reed’s “Street Hussle” and Bert Jansch’s “Courting Blues” in The Squid and the Whale should provide enough of an excuse to cover his next film on a music site, but I was all over the link to the Greenberg trailer this afternoon regardless. Luckily, though, that impulse has lead us to a nice little LCD Soundsystem pseudo-scoop that splashes across the preview’s final frames.
Here’s how my thoughts went down, liveblog-style:
“Oh hey, there’s Ben Stiller with quirky, unkempt, curly hair having a comically depressing chat in a restaurant.”
“That piano part sounds familiar… duh… it’s that LCD Soundsystem song that sounds 10 times better on the all-nighter bus.”
“Okay, ‘All My Friends’ is definitely pwning this trailer. Hey, is that that mumblecore actress?”
And then a caption reads: “featuring new music by james murphy of LCD Soundsystem.”
As the Playlist points out (with screen grab proof), Murphy actually makes a cameo as an extra in the beginning of the trailer, but the ambiguous “new music” mention probably doesn’t mean he’s written the score. Perhaps LCD Soundsystem’s third album is involved, as both the film and the album are due out next spring. And on that note, we knew that LP3 is due in March, but that was all until…
“It’s different than Sound of Silver and certainly different than the first one,” drummer Pat Mahoney told goldcost.com.au in an interview about he and Murphy’s upcoming DJ gig at the Summafieldayze festival in Queensland, Australia. “It still sounds very much like us, like James. It’s maybe slower and it has kind of got some more rock stuff back in it. It also has a bunch of disco influences.”
Now I have no idea what to expect, but this trailer will suffice for now.
**Update: Murphy revealed to Drowned In Sound that he did, in fact, write the full score to Greenberg.