Artist of the Day: LCD Soundsystem

posted by Matt Jarrells on 08/28/2017

August 28, 2017

Between the recent release of Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky and the upcoming release of LCD Soundsystem's American Dream, 2017 has been a great year for the un-retirement of some of our great artists. James Murphy and his band mates crafted three albums, which are regarded as some of the finest records of the last twenty years.  Following the news of the band's return, anticipation has been high for any new recordings. The anticipation was further increased by the release of the first three tracks, "Tonite", "American Dream", and "Call the Police".

LCD Soundsystem was formed in 2002 by James Murphy, the co-founder of DFA Records. Following the formation of the band, Murphy and Co. released multiple critically acclaimed singles leading up to the self-titled debut album in 2005.  The band followed up that album with 2007's Sound of Silver, which featured the beloved track "All My Friends".  2010's This is Happening received tons of critical praise and was the band's first album to land in the US Top Ten charts. In 2011, the band announced that they would be disbanded.  This was followed by a massive sold out  farewell concert at Madison Square Garden. The concert was filmed and chronicled in the 2012 documentary Shut Up and  Play the Hits.  

American Dream is set to come out this Friday, September 1st.

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