"North American Scum" is the first single from LCD Soundsystem's second album, Sound of Silver. It was released on February 26, 2007 as a digital download and on other formats on 5 March 2007. It reached #40 in the UK Singles Chart on 11 March 2007. The song was also featured in the 2008 film Step Brothers. The song is also frequently used to open up The Ron and Fez Show on XM Satellite Radio.
The music video for "North American Scum" was directed by Ben Dickinson. It features James Murphy initially in a photo shoot, then entering space via a door, planting a DFA Records flag on the moon and engaging LCD Soundsystem live drummer Pat Mahoney in a fight on the moon, and finally leaving space through another door where he meets himself in a room filled with leaves....