LCD Soundsystem could reunite for a one-off cover version, James Murphy has revealed.
The US dance-punk band – whose singer and primary songwriter was Murphy – released three acclaimed albums before announcing their disbandment in February 2011. Two months later, Murphy and his bandmates played their farewell show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
The band’s final night has been preserved in an upcoming concert film, Shut Up And Play The Hits, which will play in US cinemas for one night only on July 18, before being released digitally and on DVD.
However, Murphy has now told The New York Times that a director friend has asked him to reform LCD Soundsystem to record a cover version for a film soundtrack. Murphy declined to name the director or the film, but revealed that the project is something everyone in the band “seems to want to do”.
As well as preparing the film for release and playing DJ sets, Murphy revealed that he has also been working on new music of his own – albeit in a casual way. “Lately I’ve been making little synth songs at other people’s studios,” he said.
He also insisted that, whatever happens next, he will always feel connected to LCD Soundsystem. He said: “That band was me. Even if I go make a record and it says James Murphy, it’s still me. There’s a line through that stuff that I don’t feel like it’s in my past. I will be very happy if I make a bunch more records, and 15 years from now someone asks me about LCD Soundsystem because they feel like that’s the important thing. I’ve watched too many artists in my life forget how good the things they used to do were.”
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