LCD Soundsystem Is Back With ‘American Dream’ And It’s Better Than Ever

This Is What We’ve Been Waiting For

LCD Soundsystem dropped its new album on Friday. After an over a year anticipated wait, the band is back with ‘American Dream,’ its fourth studio album.

Six years ago, LCD Soundsystem announced their breaking up and delivered a legendary farewell show in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

‘American Dream’ is finally here

LCD Soundsystem announced that they were reuniting in January 2016, right around the same time Bowie released ‘Blackstar’.

While the big news came as a great surprise, it was still a long way to go until the album’s release date, which was on September 1st, 2017,

But the time has finally come and ‘American Dream’ is here, and it delivered.

James Murphy and his wrecking crew of New York punk-disco Marauders don’t waste a moment on the superb ‘American Dream’. The 10 track studio album has got good reviews.

The band has been quite busy touring for the promotion of the album, playing in festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.

Currently, LCD Soundsystem is doing a world tour in support of ‘American Dream.’ The tour was announced last June and expands from June to December 2017.

LCD Soundsystem announced their retirement in 2011 after touring extensively behind their 2010 album ‘This Is Happening’.

Following the group’s dissolution, frontman Murphy focused on an array of projects, including movie soundtracks, producing Arcade Fire and working on various remixes, including some for Bowie.

He ended up contributing percussion to two songs on Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ – “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)” and “Girl Loves Me”.

LCD Soundsystem
Via Rolling Stone

Reflecting on Bowie and coming back

Last July during an interview with Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music radio, LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy said David Bowie helped convince him to reassemble his band after they split in 2011.

“I spent a good amount of time with David Bowie, and I was talking about coming back and getting the band back together,” Murphy recalled.

“He said, ‘Does it make you uncomfortable?’ I said ‘Yeah,’ and he said, ‘Good – it should. You should be uncomfortable.’

“And the first thing that popped into my mind was, ‘What the? What do you know? You don’t know what it’s like to be uncomfortable'”  he went on.

“Because I’m imagining if I was David Bowie, I’d just walk into the room and flip everybody off, like ‘I’m David Bowie!’ And nobody can say anything – unless maybe Lou Reed’s there …”

Murphy also discussed working on the late musician’s final album, ‘Blackstar’,

“But then, of course, that’s not who he was ever in his life. He was always making himself uncomfortable. It was such a great feeling of, you just don’t know what you are to anybody else.”

Via Rolling Stone

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