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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: “LET’S MAKE AN LCD RECORD”

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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: “LET’S MAKE AN LCD RECORD”


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Late Tuesday night James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem took to Facebook and the band’s website to get all his thoughts, feels, and concerns out on the topic of LCD Soundsystem headlining Coachella and the band’s return in general. Five years ago the group called it quits on their 10 year dance marathon and went out in style with a massive goodbye concert at Madison Square Garden as well as a film about said concert and said goodbye. They said it was done, that they were no more. Murphy said that he just didn’t enjoy the band as much as he used to and wanted to explore other creative outlets like scoring films and other, more experimental avenues. And the band has done a lot with their extra time: Nancy Whang has been making more music with The Juan McClean, Al Doyle has been doing the same with Hot Chip, and Pat Mahoney has his band Museum of Love. They had some exciting post-LCD Soundsystem lives. But apparently the band buried themselves alive: they’ve still got some life in them. More life than they have had in years, according to Murphy’s post.

In the lengthy post Murphy discusses a whole hell of lot but there are two things that really seem to stand out and create a conjoined backbone of sorts. One: they really care about their fans. Like, a whole lot. Whatever you might think the band’s true motivation is for reviving the band, you cannot argue that the fans are at the core of LCD Soundsystem’s groovy heart. Murphy takes the majority of the post to discuss his realization that fans are going to possibly feel pained and betrayed to realize that last show they saw in New York wasn’t really their last. That the special feeling of being at that special moment on the band’s timeline, their last breath as a band, would be taken away and marred since the band decided to reemerge like a funky groundhog. The outpouring of love, excitement, and support in the comments section begged to differ, though:

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Even the aforementioned Consequence of Sound got in on it:

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It’s pretty impressive to see a band of LCD’s size and caliber taking such time to really think genuinely about their fanbase.

The second tasty chunk of info to come from the Facebook post is this: LCD Soundsystem is for real, truly back. They aren’t just headlining Coachella and then hitting the dusty trail.

in other, more pedantic news: we’re not just playing coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually)

Murphy says that he’s had more song ideas than ever before since the band split. “early in 2015, i realized i had more of those than i’d ever had in my life. more of them than when i went in to make any LCD record, or when i recorded tapes upon tapes of terrible things in high school. just loads of them, and i found myself a little perplexed.” He didn’t know if he should make a solo album, a bastardized LCD album or (jokingly..?) make a new Everteen record. But after talking to his former bandmates, it seemed cemented after hearing their excitement: LCD is back and here to stay. For at least a bit. A new album is incoming from the band and it’s original members and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to see them in a city near you soon. So to that, regardless of one’s stance on if a band needs to stay dead after they walk off into the sunset, ya gotta admit that you’re at least a little excited to dance yrself clean once again.

You can read the entirety of the Facebook post here or check it out on the band’s site.

While you’re waiting for that new album to drop and for the tourdates to be announced, pretend like Christmas didn’t already pass and listen to the band’s first song in 5 years, which they all ganged up to record in New York some months ago.

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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: “LET’S MAKE AN LCD RECORD”


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Late Tuesday night James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem took to Facebook and the band’s website to get all his thoughts, feels, and concerns out on the topic of LCD Soundsystem headlining Coachella and the band’s return in general. Five years ago the group called it quits on their 10 year dance marathon and went out in style with a massive goodbye concert at Madison Square Garden as well as a film about said concert and said goodbye. They said it was done, that they were no more. Murphy said that he just didn’t enjoy the band as much as he used to and wanted to explore other creative outlets like scoring films and other, more experimental avenues. And the band has done a lot with their extra time: Nancy Whang has been making more music with The Juan McClean, Al Doyle has been doing the same with Hot Chip, and Pat Mahoney has his band Museum of Love. They had some exciting post-LCD Soundsystem lives. But apparently the band buried themselves alive: they’ve still got some life in them. More life than they have had in years, according to Murphy’s post.

In the lengthy post Murphy discusses a whole hell of lot but there are two things that really seem to stand out and create a conjoined backbone of sorts. One: they really care about their fans. Like, a whole lot. Whatever you might think the band’s true motivation is for reviving the band, you cannot argue that the fans are at the core of LCD Soundsystem’s groovy heart. Murphy takes the majority of the post to discuss his realization that fans are going to possibly feel pained and betrayed to realize that last show they saw in New York wasn’t really their last. That the special feeling of being at that special moment on the band’s timeline, their last breath as a band, would be taken away and marred since the band decided to reemerge like a funky groundhog. The outpouring of love, excitement, and support in the comments section begged to differ, though:

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Even the aforementioned Consequence of Sound got in on it:

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It’s pretty impressive to see a band of LCD’s size and caliber taking such time to really think genuinely about their fanbase.

The second tasty chunk of info to come from the Facebook post is this: LCD Soundsystem is for real, truly back. They aren’t just headlining Coachella and then hitting the dusty trail.

in other, more pedantic news: we’re not just playing coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually)

Murphy says that he’s had more song ideas than ever before since the band split. “early in 2015, i realized i had more of those than i’d ever had in my life. more of them than when i went in to make any LCD record, or when i recorded tapes upon tapes of terrible things in high school. just loads of them, and i found myself a little perplexed.” He didn’t know if he should make a solo album, a bastardized LCD album or (jokingly..?) make a new Everteen record. But after talking to his former bandmates, it seemed cemented after hearing their excitement: LCD is back and here to stay. For at least a bit. A new album is incoming from the band and it’s original members and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to see them in a city near you soon. So to that, regardless of one’s stance on if a band needs to stay dead after they walk off into the sunset, ya gotta admit that you’re at least a little excited to dance yrself clean once again.

You can read the entirety of the Facebook post here or check it out on the band’s site.

While you’re waiting for that new album to drop and for the tourdates to be announced, pretend like Christmas didn’t already pass and listen to the band’s first song in 5 years, which they all ganged up to record in New York some months ago.

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