Fine, LCD Soundsystem Releasing New Album Now, Too


Okay, fine, James Murphy: we get it. You’re reuniting to play Coachella. You’re putting out vague notes about tour dates. And now you’ve released a big letter that talks about all of the songs you had and how they’re going to be on an album and LCD Soundsystem is back from the dead. Great. Really, fantastic.

You broke our hearts with your going-away documentary and then you broke our ears with your US Open “album.” You opened a wine bar. You collaborated on a new coffee with Blue Bottle, and it was pretty good. You came up with the cool idea to put music New York subway stations. You even lied to us earlier in the year, when you said you weren’t reuniting. You seemed to be up to everything but making music, and now, after all this time, you’re telling us you were making music? And now you say you’ve created an entire album?

Well, fine.

Specifically, you, James Murphy said these things on the LCD Soundsystem website:

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. if i record them, what do i do with them?

The answer to that question — “what do i do with them?” — was given by your LCD bandmates, Nancy Whang and Pat Mahoney, who, apparently, told you that yes, you should make a new album.

And so here we are, with the old LCD Soundsystem and a new album, as if none of us ever went to Madison Square Garden and cried to “All My Friends.” So when is it coming out, James? Sometime this year, because you’re still working on it? Fine, fine.