Cinque anni dopo aver trionfalmente “festeggiato” la fine (il tour d’addio, il film sull’ultimo show del tour d’addio, un box vinilico dell’ultimo show del tour d’addio…) il collettivo LCD Soundsystem si è ritrovato nel 2016 (tra giugno e settembre) in occasione di alcuni grandi festival estivi. James Murphy del resto è rimasto sempre attivo a dividersi tra produzioni, partecipazioni, collaborazioni imprenditoriali/immobiliari, TV, cinema, etichetta, proclami vari e flussi bancari in saldo positivo. Poi le notizie sul nuovo album (“nearly finished”) a sette anni dall’ultimo lavoro. E dopo circa un anno di “attesa” ecco due brani appena lanciati in regalo: ‘Call the Police‘ e ‘American Dream”.
Early in 2015, i realized i had more of those than i’d ever had in my life. more of them than when i went in to make any LCD record, or when i recorded tapes upon tapes of terrible things in high school. just loads of them, and i found myself a little perplexed. if i record them, what do i do with them? maybe I shouldn’t record them at all? i considered that, which was in a way the easiest option, but it also seemed like a weird and arbitrary (and sort of cowardly) cop-out. but to record them—well then, suddenly i have, what—a record? So i asked pat and nancy to come over to my apartment for coffee and told them: “i’m going to record some music. should i make up a band name, or make a “james murphy” record, or should it be LCD?” we all thought a good amount about it. we have had lives for the past 5 years, which has been nice, and those guys have made amazing music with Museum Of Love, the Juan MacLean, and all sorts of other things. i’d managed to do a bunch of fun, dumb stuff which mostly annoyed people who were into the band because, well, subway turnstiles and a coffee aren’t LCD, basically.