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Pow Pow (song)

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"Pow Pow"
Single by LCD Soundsystem
from the album This Is Happening
Released17 April 2010
GenreDance-punk, post-punk, spoken word, art rock, disco, funk
4:25 (radio/video edit)
LabelDFA Records
Songwriter(s)James Murphy
Producer(s)James Murphy
LCD Soundsystem singles chronology
"Bye Bye Bayou"
"Pow Pow"
"Drunk Girls"

"Pow Pow" is the first single from American rock band 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.[1] The song has been described as similar to LCD Soundsystem's debut single Losing My Edge.[2]

Music video[edit]

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".[3]


  • James Murphy – guitar, simmons, omnichord, vocoder, vocals, claps, congas, cowbell, synare
  • Pat Mahoney – drums
  • Tyler Pope – bass
  • Nancy Whang – vocals
  • Jayson Green – vocals

Track listing[edit]

A. Pow Pow - 8:15


  1. ^ "Fact Magazine: The A-Z of Record Store Day 2010". Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  2. ^ Stereogum: LCD Soundsystem - "Pow Pow"
  3. ^ LCD Soundsystem's 'Pow Pow' Video Premieres -- Watch It Here!