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October 5, 2014 11:11 AM   Subscribe

Please give me more songs like LCD Soundsystem's Tribulations

I heard Tribulations for the first time yesterday and I am losing my mind over it. If you knew of other songs like that, maybe I could take it off repeat before my neighbors strangle me. I thought of Sexy and Blue Monday that have some of that same awesome bass thing, but there must be more, right? It doesn't have to be in English.

Thanks for any suggestions!
posted by pH Indicating Socks to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I don't have a specific song to recommend but that reminds me a lot of the first Crystal Castles album.
posted by mannequito at 11:27 AM on October 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Try Miss Kitten?
posted by aubilenon at 11:44 AM on October 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Try The Knife and Kasabian on for size.
posted by humboldt32 at 12:58 PM on October 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Don't know if it's the same bass, but a few songs I keep on the same playlist:
Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat/Hustler
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me
Fol Chen - In Ruins
posted by eponym at 1:06 PM on October 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Poison by Vitalic
seconding miss kittin, esp 1234
Papillon by the Editors (esp this remix)
A ton of Aeroplane remixes - such as
Paris or William's Blood by Grace Jones (which is a bit long but *fantastic*)
Gui Goratto remixes, such as
Black River or Up the Mountain or My Head is a Jungle
Blind by Hercules and Love Affair, feat. Antony, from Antony and the Johnsons
Miike Snow? I don't know if that is too emo...

I also recommend starting a radio station based on a song you love on Spotify. I haven't used Pandora in a long time, but I found that Spotify's radio stations were better at sticking to the style I liked.
posted by microcarpetus at 1:40 PM on October 5, 2014

MSTRKRFT - Work on You
Hot Chip - Over and Over
Justice - One Minute to Midnight and Genesis

Another vote for Crystal Castles, and Ratatat is another good one too.
posted by lizbunny at 4:37 PM on October 5, 2014

RAC's original stuff and his remixes too.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:02 PM on October 5, 2014

Best answer: Some great suggestions already, especially Tiga, Miss Kittin, Simian Mobile Disco.

The genre you're looking for is somewhere between deep house and electoclash, and it's totally my jam. You might like this Spotify playlist of mine that actually includes Tribulations. Also back in the day I used to do a radio show with MeFite darainwa and many of our playlists are online.

LCD Soundsystem has some other great tunes with funky basslines including Daft Punk is Playing at My House

I am currently obsessed with Kiesza's Hideaway. She's a new artist and hopefully she will be coming out with more tracks like this.

Another Miss Kittin song is Requiem for a Hit.

If you've never heard Call on Me by Eric Prydz it's worth it just for the video. He has some other songs too and also records under the name Pryda.

David Guetta is a French artist/producer who has some current radio hits in the US and has been popular in Europe for a while. Love Don't Let Me Go is my fave (and the video is good too).

Try Armand Van Helden's Touch Your Toes or My My My.
posted by radioamy at 6:43 PM on October 5, 2014

FWIW, Wikipedia calls Tribulations "dance punk" although I think it's a little more electro than other bands they have in that genre.

You might also like The Rapture - especially Echoes, House of Jealous Lovers, and Get Myself Into It.

Also try The Faint. I have a hard time picking my favorite song off Wet From Birth. I think I Disappear was the single, start with that, or How Could I Forget.

Also if you want to go a little more dancier but still indie, definitely check out Justice as mentioned above. D.A.N.C.E is great.
posted by radioamy at 7:15 PM on October 5, 2014

Response by poster: I'm reminded of more songs I love in this vein: Destroy Everything You Touch by Ladytron and Emerge (Adult Mix) by Fischerspooner. So far my favorites of the songs new to me in this vein are Maneki Neko by Miss Kittin and Poison Lips by Vitalic but I am still working my way through your suggestions. Miss Kittin gives me hope that electronic dance music didn't die for me in 2009. From these songs, does that refine a genre I'm talking about? It seems so specific, what I want, but I completely lack the vocabulary to describe it.

Thanks so much for all your suggestions, I have had an excellent day listening to all this great music. Even the stuff that wasn't exactly what's in my crosshairs for today was still fun. Please keep them coming if you think of more.

Now I'm off to Radioamy's spotify playlist.
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 7:34 PM on October 5, 2014

Response by poster: Ooh La La by Goldfrapp!
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 7:57 PM on October 5, 2014

Best answer: Presets. Cut Copy.
posted by persona au gratin at 12:52 AM on October 6, 2014

Another great miss kitten is Rippin Kittin. In fact I love most of that album she made with Golden Boy.
posted by microcarpetus at 7:26 AM on October 6, 2014

Best answer: This: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=91FiJsPOQTs totally reminds me of Tribulations.
posted by masquesoporfavor at 7:42 AM on October 6, 2014

Still thinking about this.

On the more indie/punk side, try Hot Hot Heat and Q and not U.
posted by radioamy at 12:15 PM on October 6, 2014

Response by poster: Talk Like That by The Presets!
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 6:55 PM on October 6, 2014

this came on on shuffle today and made me think of this question - Ephemeral Artery by Neon Indian
posted by mannequito at 5:24 PM on October 9, 2014

There's a ton of great LCD Soundsystem to listen to - I'd start with that.

Some other songs I group with LCD...

The Faint - Glass Danse
The Faint - Agenda Suicide
Radio 4 - Eyes Wide Open
Radio 4 - Dance to the Underground
David Bowie - Love is Lost (James Murphy Remix)
Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds (DFA Remix)
Fischerspooner - Emerge
Death from Above 1979 - Sexy Results (mstrkft edition)
Le Tigre - TKO
Le Tigre - Deceptacon (DFA Remix) - this is amazing
posted by kdern at 6:52 PM on October 9, 2014

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