LCD Soundsystem Is Back, JK About That Final Show
On December 24th, LCD Soundsystem returned from a five-year hiatus, posting a new track on a Youtube account called LCD Xmas. The band wrote on the description of the somber song, called “Christmas Will Break Your Heart,” saying, “So, there’s been this depressing Christmas song I’d been singing to myself for the past 8 years.” It’s the first release from the band since their emotional farewell show at Madison Square Garden in 2011. We, like everyone except for this lady, are very, very excited.
Frontman James Murphy took to the band’s official website for a more in-depth account of what he’s been working on, including fatherhood, sitting on gems for nearly 5 years, and wondering if his bandmates were willing to give it another go. He came to the realization that “there are people who don’t hate [LCD] at all, in fact who feel very attached to the band, and have put a lot of themselves into their care of us, who feel betrayed by us coming back and playing.”
Whether or not you’re elated or upset by the band’s revival after such an emotional farewell, LCD Soundsystem is finally ready to return to the stage–they’re one of the featured acts for Coachella’s 2016 lineup. Murphy assured fans that “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).” The band isn’t the first musical act to make a comeback after a hiatus. We’re hoping they shut up and play the hits (JK JK JK).
Image via LCD Soundsystem.