LCD Soundsystem May or May Not Be Reuniting in 2016 [Updated]


Music site reports reunion of beloved band, person close to the source vociferously objects, and the world goes on.

Earlier this afternoon, Consequence of Sound published a post claiming that James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem has plans to “headline at least three high-profile music festivals in the US and UK [next year], with an official announcement expected soon.” The news comes four and a half years after the group’s high-profile final concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Though CoS said they’d confirmed the news with multiple sources and pointed out that the official DFA Records account had retweeted the original article, the tweet has since been scrubbed from DFA’s page, and label manager Kris Petersen took to his personal account to strongly deny the CoS report in a series of posts.

LCD Soundsystem’s official representatives have yet to weigh in, but in the meantime, Murphy is still (literally) serving the hipster community with his brand-new Williamsburg wine bar. If the reunion doesn’t pan out, fans can always make the trip and/or put on Sound of Silver for the billionth time to take the edge off.

Update: Petersen repeated his denial to Vulture: “I’m sure some festivals have offered the group a giant tempting pile of money, but there is no truth to this. Can we all just move on with our fucking lives?” It’s looking increasingly unlikely that this is for real.