With their “long-running affection for bygone post-punk and art-rock sounds to carry on traditions” (AV Club), LCD Soundsystem is back making their unique brand of music. The band makes its Austin City Limits debut in the wake of its fourth LP and first #1 album, American Dream.
James Murphy founded LCD Soundsystem in 2002, releasing the classic 12-inch single “Losing My Edge.” LCD’s self-titled debut album followed in 2005, featuring the Grammy-nominated “Daft Punk is Playing in My House.” 2007’s Grammy-nominated Sound of Silver became the most critically-acclaimed album of that year on the strength of the anthemic “All My Friends” – hailed by Time magazine as one of the 10 Best Songs of 2007.
Featuring “Dance Yrself Clean” and “Home,” the third album, 2010’s This is Happening was the band’s first to break the U.S. Top 10. It was
supported by a massive world tour culminating in a marathon farewell show at Madison Square Garden, documented by the feature film Shut Up and Play the Hits. LCD Soundsystem marked the end of its hiatus with the surprise 2015 “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” single, followed by a 2016 tour.
Earlier this year, the band released “the timeless, intricate album James Murphy’s fans always wanted but never expected” (Esquire): American Dream. Preceded by the singles “Call the Police,” “American Dream” and “Tonite,” American Dream moved Rolling Stone to rave “They signed off after three of this century’s finest albums … American Dream is on the same level,” while Entertainment Weekly hailed the record as “exactly the album 2017 needs — urgent, angry, achingly self-aware. And catchy as hell, too.”
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