WATCH: LCD Soundsystem – “Pow Pow”


Literally epic eight-and-a-half minute “Pow Pow,” a second-half highlight of LCD Soundsystem’s Album of the Year contender This Is Happening, finally has a single release and a video. Like LCD Soundsystem’s better songs (see: “Losing My Edge,”) “Pow Pow” keeps James Murphy’s better-than-Ke$ha sing-talking front and center over a cold, clubby, irresistible beat, building and building while never losing a sense of constancy.

The video is great, though it features a necessarily shortened version of the song: it stars Up In The Air star and Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick as a club life debt collector with some abilities beyond the norm. Check it out.