Along with the announcement of a new album and world tour, LCD Soundsystem also announced a run of warm up shows at Brooklyn's new premier venue, Brooklyn Steel. A 7-night run to be exact.

Fan favourites were played aplenty, but some of best moments came from the new songs that James Murphy and company played to the sold-out crowd. 'Emotional Haircut' & 'Call The Police' were intensely anthemic and showcased all the flavours that make people love LCD.

Of course the songs that got the biggest reactions were the ones that've been staples in people's vinyl collections. 'Us Vs. Them' kicked off the show, immediately dismantling the put on "look how cool I am" vibe that was prevalent in the room prior to the show starting. Once that drumbeat kicked in, people flung their arms in the air and immediately began to lose it. Other strong moments came from 'You Wanted A Hit', 'Someone Great', and 'New York I Love You'.

The atmosphere in Brooklyn Steel was that of pure euphoria, a true lack of any inhibitions. There was a beautiful lack of self-awareness present. I quickly found myself forgetting whatever perceptions I had about Brooklyn hipsters, and swiftly found myself enjoying the ride. Judging from the vigorous dancing, drinking, yelling, and jumping I witnessed, this wasn't just an inner reaction.

Murphy and his band are top-notch performers, even with random technical hiccups they never broke momentum, never lost focus, and always made sure that the song would reach its apex. To call them a well-oiled machine would be an understatement, it was clear to me that the only mission the band had was to make sure everyone in the audience left as satisfied as possible.

The most powerful moment of the night was during 'All My Friends'. I witnessed people singing the opening line "That's how it starts!" between songs throughout the set, and once those iconic piano keys began, the energy level rose to an unbelievable level. It was a total shift in gears, a mind-blowing display of passion that you had to see to believe. LCD Soundsystem are back, and if the Brooklyn Steel show is anything to go by, they're better than ever before.

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