Music

LCD Soundsystem Probably Not Broken Up Forever

Music

LCD Soundsystem Probably Not Broken Up Forever

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LCD Soundsystem broke up last year, but that doesn’t mean they’re done for good. In an excellent New York Times profile about James Murphy, writer Zach Baron notes that the singer was asked to reunite the gang in order to write a song for a unnamed director’s movie—I’m guessing Ice Age: Continental Drift—and that everyone seemed to be into it. That might because LCD Soundsystem never wanted to break up in the first place. “I would’ve liked to have kept going,” said keyboardist Nancy Whang. “But I also would’ve liked to have kept going the way that we had been going, and that was going to be impossible.” Drummer Pat Mahoney added, “I agreed with many of the reasons for it. And I also felt like it’s a mistake in a way.” Finally, there’s the trollish rub from Murphy himself: “Quitting seemed funny. It seemed insane. It seemed like: Why would anybody do it?” The nonchalance seems to point toward the band eventually reuniting in the not-so distant future, which should make the 19 trillion words spilled over their breaking up seem a little bit funny in retrospect. In the meantime, you can head to the theater on July 18 to check out Shut Up and Play the Hits, the documentary chronicling LCD Soundsystem’s break up.