James Murphy Updates Fans on New LCD Soundsystem LP
Published Jan 16, 2017After reuniting and hitting the road for a slew of summer festivals last year, LCD Soundsystem hinted that a new album was on the way, then set the wheels in motion behind it by inking a deal with Columbia.
Not too much is known about the upcoming record, but the band did cancel a tour of Asia this fall to focus on completing it — and now frontman James Murphy has offered a tiny update on the recording process.
Late last week, Murphy responded to a comment on a Facebook post about one of his DJ gigs that asked: "News on the new LCD album soon?"
"sure. still working on it, but it'll be done soon," Murphy wrote on behalf of the band. "winter tends to mess with my voice, so finishing the thing drags out."
So, there's still no firm album details or release date, but it sounds like we can expect the impending arrival of warmer weather to speed up the waiting process.
At the time of the band's initial reunion announcement last year, Murphy shared a statement, which read in part:
we're releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually), so this isn't a victory lap or anything, which wouldn't be of much interest to us. this is just the bus full of substitute teachers back from their coffee break with new music and the same weird gear—or as much of it as we still have (it's very interesting to re-buy the same gear, and in some cases buy gear back from people you sold it to), and rambling around trying to be louder than everyone else. thank fuck we were never skinny and young. or at least i wasn't. that always happens with bands… they aren't fat when they come back, typically, just, i don't know, thicker. i was lucky to start this band kind of fat and old, so there's no, like "look how young they were!" shit to even find on the internet. i mean, we were younger and everything, but we weren't young, if you know what i mean.
The band's last album arrived back in 2010 with This Is Happening, followed by a live recording of their 2011 farewell show at Madison Square Gardens called The Long Goodbye, which was released in 2014.