James Murphy, we love you, however you’re bringing us down. It’s been virtually 4 years since LCD Soundsystem launched new materials, and it doesn’t seem to be any extra is in retailer in the intervening time. On a latest look on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Murphy confirmed that LCD Soundsystem had no plans to return to the stage or studio.
Maron, an admittedly new LCD fan, interviewed Murphy about his early days slicing his tooth in New York’s DIY scene, what it means to make “authentic” music, and extra. “We’re not rehearsing,” Murphy advised Maron when requested about post-pandemic reveals. “We’ll determine one thing out when the time is correct. Proper now, we’re on a full hiatus. Due to the character of the band, after we’re not touring, we’re simply, like, again to regular life utterly…Everybody does different stuff. Everybody has their very own issues happening. So for us to place [a new album] collectively, we simply form of need to resolve to do it.” Nonetheless, Murphy was adamant that an official breakup isn’t occurring but, including: “I don’t wish to exit with out new music.”
Relating to the standing of LCD Soundsystem, it pays to take issues with a grain of salt, contemplating that is the band that famously performed a farewell present at Madison Sq. Backyard in 2011 solely to reunite 5 years later. Nonetheless, Murphy’s had lots on his plate not too long ago exterior of the band. He talked about to Maron that the pandemic put a halt to the development of his new recording studio. Murphy and his spouse had been additionally busy supporting the workers at 4 Horsemen, the Brooklyn wine bar they personal and function collectively, in addition to elevating their younger son. Take heed to the total episode under.
LCD Soundsystem’s final studio album, American Dream, arrived in 2017. Later this yr, Murphy is ready to carry out at Outdoors Lands’ digital occasion Inside Lands Festival, in addition to a non-LCD DJ set at BottleRock Napa Valley. And, talking of that fated MSG present, LCD are celebrating its tenth anniversary with a deluxe reissue of The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden, slated for launch August sixth with pre-orders ongoing now.