"Pow Pow" is the first single from LCD Soundsystem's third album This Is Happening, released on April 17, 2010 to coincide with the 2010 Record Store Day. It was initially released with only 1000 copies of a one-sided vinyl record. The song has been described as similar to LCD Soundsystem's debut single Losing My Edge
In November 2010 a music video was released for the track. The video was directed by David Ayer and starred Academy Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick as a "shape-shifter" who collects "the souls of wicked men".