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For a while, LCD Soundsystem was gone. Now, for a while, they’ve been back. After disbanding in 2011 with a massive “final” show and accompanying Chuck Klosterman–narrated documentary film, James Murphy and the crew officially announced their return on January 4, 2016, playing a number of shows, festivals, and more since. A pair of 2016 Easter Weekend warm-up shows before a big Coachella headlining set marked the official return, and the dancing clean of...
It wasn’t this past Friday, but the previous one, that I saw James Murphy for the first time. There he was, in the flesh—complete with his signature cyclonic hair and 7:45 shadow, he was unmistakable in his home borough. That day marked the opening of the latest seven-show residency for Murphy’s beloved band, LCD Soundsystem, at Williamsburg’s newest venue, Brooklyn Steel. But it wasn’t inside the 1,800-capacity space that I saw him for the...
New York, they really do love you: Brooklyn's own iconic purveyors of dance-rock, LCD Soundsystem, announced another seven-show residency at the newly-opened Brooklyn Steel earlier this week, their second of the sort in the past few months. Back in April, the reunited band led by James Murphy opened the same venue up with a series of five shows in as many nights. Those lucky enough to snag tickets were thrilled, but many fans were left unhappy, believing there...
The following is an excerpt from a brand new 33 1/3 release devoted to LCD Soundsystem’s Sound Of Silver, written by Ryan Leas, a contributing editor at Stereogum and freelancer at many other places. The book was surprise-released as it out now via Bloombury. You should probably buy it. The tension between looking back at your youth and the recognition of aging that pervades Sound Of Silver is all right there in the opener. The...

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