LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem



LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band is fronted by musician James Murphy, co-founder of DFA Records. They are currently signed to both DFA and Columbia Records.[10]

The band began by recording and releasing multiple singles from 2002 to 2004 leading up to their eponymous debut studio album, which was released in 2005. It garnered critical acclaim as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their single "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House", which has become the band's most successful single, also received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.

In the following year, LCD Soundsystem recorded and released "45:33", an almost forty-six minute-long composition that was made as a "workout track" especially for Nike as part of their Nike+ Original Run series. In 2007, the band released their second studio album, Sound of Silver, to critical acclaim and another Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Three years later, LCD Soundsystem released their third studio album, This Is Happening, which became their first top-ten album in their home country of the United States.

In February 2011, a statement was posted on the band's website that announced its disbandment. It was to be made official following a large farewell concert at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. The farewell concert is chronicled in the documentary film Shut Up and Play the Hits and was also made available as a live album, titled The Long Goodbye, in April 2014.

After a series of rumors hinting at a possible band reunion, LCD Soundsystem released the single "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" in December 2015, making it their first single in five years. LCD Soundsystem later confirmed their reunion and announced an expanded tour, including appearances at several high-profile music festivals, as well as a new studio album. American Dream, their fourth album, was released in September 2017. It went on to become their first number-one album in the United States. The album was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and the single "Tonite" was nominated for Best Dance Recording.



American Dream
American Dream (stylized on digital releases as american dream) is the fourth studio album by American rock band LCD Soundsystem, released on September 1, 2017, by DFA and Columbia.
pulse is a song by musical group LCD Soundsystem, released on August 31, 2017.
tonite is a song by musical group LCD Soundsystem, released on August 16, 2017.
call the police / american dream
call the police / american dream is an album by musical group LCD Soundsystem, released on May 5, 2017.

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How to Ring in the New Year Across Texas
  –  December 29, 2017
The dark and moody underground cocktail bar at the Joule will be transformed into a disco punk-themed club with two DJs, three go-go dancers, and lots of Blondie, LCD Soundsystem, and Daft Punk. General admission is $25 per person; small and large lounges ...
BBC Culture’s best albums of 2017
  –  December 29, 2017
You can’t beat this for the record of the year of righteous feminine rage. LCD Soundsystem doesn’t play by the rules: the band produced their best record – this year’s American Dream – six years after their triumphant retirement in 2011.
Here's How the Music Industry Kept CDs Alive in 2017
  –  December 29, 2017
As CP points out, those that chose the CD option may not have actually cracked the shrinkwrap, but the tactic had a huge impact on artists' chart success, skyrocketing groups such as Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem (perhaps unfairly) to massive first week ...
Our favorite CDs of the year
  –  December 29, 2017
After a mysterious five-year split, the members of LCD Soundsystem reunited two years ago and finally released their much-anticipated fourth album, titled "American Dream." The album, besides being an ode to the bygone eras of '70s, and '80s synth pop ...
2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: pop music — the album as art form
  –  December 29, 2017
Now do something. 1. LCD Soundsystem ‘American Dream’ “American Dream” is a very different album than Algiers’ but it sounds like 2017 as well, albeit different aspects through a different prism. James Murphy had famously retired LCD ...
The 10 Best Albums of 2017: Did your favorites make the cut?
  –  December 29, 2017
9. LCD Soundsystem — “american dream” It’s somehow fitting for LCD Soundsystem’s least fun record to also be one of their best. Still employing their trademark blend of rock, electronica and disco, many tracks on “american dream” are darker ...
Bill’s Indie Basement: Favorite LPs of 2017
  –  December 29, 2017
Despite people being cranky about LCD Soundsystem coming back at all after James Murphy had made such a big deal about ending things six years prior, I think American Dream proved to be a more than worthy return. James is still finding new things to say ...
Crave Playlist | The Best Songs of 2017
  –  December 29, 2017
LCD Soundsystem – “Tonite” “Tonite” is like hearing from an old buddy whom you haven’t seen since their epic going away party that ended up at some equal opportunity strip club. Years later, they’re back — a little more grey, fatter and ...
Pop charts endure crazy year in ‘17
  –  December 28, 2017
On the album side, there were No. 1s by Future (with two different LPs in back-to-back weeks), the revitalized and bigger-than-ever LCD Soundsystem, the little-known rapper NF and, of course, heavyweights like Katy Perry, Pink and Taylor Swift. In other ...
Moogfest announces 2018 lineup led by female, non-binary, and transgender artists
  –  December 28, 2017
Taking place May 17th-20th in Durham, North Carolina, the festival promises performances by LCD Soundsystem synth experimentalist Gavin Rayna Russom (who recently came out as transgender), hyperkinetic pop maven SOPHIE, Chairlift singer Caroline Polachek ...
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Releases New Song ‘SB – 05’
  –  December 27, 2017
They also issued “SB – 02” on December 23, 2014 and “SB – 01” came out in October of that year. Stream “pulse (v.1),” an unreleased 13-minute instrumental outtake from the new LCD Soundsystem album ‘American Dream’ coming out tomorrow.
Our top five songs of 2017
  –  December 27, 2017
Listen if you like: crazy production, sing/talk lyric deliveries, Kimya Dawson or Stephen Malkmus I was afraid of the LCD Soundsystem reunion. I mean, they made a pretty big deal about their break up. “The Long Goodbye,” a sold out show at Madison ...
LCD Soundsystem's Gavin Rayna Russom on Living Her Trans Truth
  –  December 27, 2017
Gavin Rayna Russom is an icon in the electronic music community, standing on the frontlines of art, identity, and culture. From composing and producing her music to building custom synthesizers, Gavin Rayna has submerged herself completely into the world ...
LCD Soundsystem Close Out a Banner Year With an Epic Stand in Brooklyn
  –  December 27, 2017
At the start of each performance during LCD Soundsystem’s epic ten-night stand at Bushwick’s Brooklyn Steel, a giant disco ball descends from the rafters, signifying that a party is beginning, one fans won’t likely forget. But by December 17, 2017 ...
The Year in Books—A Few Favorites Fit for Perusal
  –  December 26, 2017
From the ashes rose a music scene in the neighborhood that brought about something of a rock renaissance, as surveyed in Meet Me in the Bathroom, a rip-roaring oral history of how the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, and other outfits ...
On Air Next: Tune in on Christmas Day for 'Naughty and Noise'
  –  December 23, 2017
Christmas Will Break Your Heart' by LCD Soundsystem In my experience, LCD Soundsystem is one of the least contentious contemporary bands I've encountered. People just seem to agree that their music is good. So naturally, with the holidays being a tense ...
Iconic albums that turned 10 in 2017
  –  December 23, 2017
LCD Soundsystem, known for their alternative dance hits and insane live performances, have been relevant for a long time, but their most famous album might still be the one they released in 2007. Their sophomore album, Sound of Silver, is still spun at ...
Best of 2017: Albums
  –  December 21, 2017
1. LCD Soundsystem, American Dream More than a collection of sensational (and, dare I say it, Bowie-like) sounds and textures, American Dream is the perfect salve for this violent, frustrating national moment. If James Murphy can come back, so can we.
The 50 best albums of 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
We may be doomed, but at least John Maus is here to soundtrack the end of days. ACW LCD Soundsystem – ‘call the police’ (opens in new tab) Back from the dead, really more like a minor coma, LCD Soundsystem returned with a new album as we all knew ...
Eminem, Beyonce, The Weeknd Reported to Headline Coachella 2018
  –  December 20, 2017
The site first reported in October 2015 that the New York-based dance-punk outfit LCD Soundsystem would headline Coachella 2016 as the start of a reunion tour. The site was lambasted by the band’s representatives but ultimately were proven correct ...
LCD Soundsystem
  –  December 19, 2017
To put it in James Murphy’s terms, I was there. I remember the day that LCD Soundsystem announced their tenure as a band would be coming to an end, that after three albums they had decided to put a cap on what I thought at the time was one of the most ...
LCD Soundsystem cover Chic and celebrate Doug Jones’ election victory at majestic New York show
  –  December 13, 2017
LCD Soundsystem played the second of ten huge homecoming gigs in New York last night (December 12) – where they covered Chic and celebrated Democrat Doug Jones’ victory over the Republican nominee Roy Moore in Alabama’s senate election. The ten-show ...
LCD Soundsystem rocks their hometown of New York just hours after terror attack
  –  December 12, 2017
On the first night of their 10-show December residency at Brooklyn Steel in East Williamsburg, LCD Soundsystem delivered a career-spanning set that acted as a testament both to the resiliency of the band and their hometown. When LCD played New York earlier ...
LCD Soundsystem’s Live Show Is Not About a Comeback Narrative
  –  December 12, 2017
It turns out having LCD Soundsystem back isn’t so bad, but the beginning of their 2017 didn’t inspire all that much confidence. Their first comeback shows at the recently opened Brooklyn Steel were savaged by ticket scalpers, while their guitar ...
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Interviews LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy
  –  November 30, 2017
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has his own Beats 1 radio show called It’s Electric, and for his latest episode he sat down with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy for an interview. The full interview will be spread out over two weeks — the first part airs on ...
LCD Soundsystem soars mightily on Friday, the first of five sold-out nights at the Hollywood Palladium
  –  November 18, 2017
When LCD Soundsystem left the scene after its third album ... Co. back to the Hollywood Palladium on Friday for the first of five sold-out nights at the Hollywood Palladium. It’s a fitting venue for the band to play, its show there in June 2010 the ...


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