As first reported by Consequence of Sound, LCD Soundsystem will reunite in 2016 for a series for festival appearances. While there’s no word on whether the band plans to record a new album as part of their comeback, this evening James Murphy has treated fans to a brand new recording. It’s a self-described “depressing” holiday song entitled “Christmas Will Break Your Heart”, which he’s “been singing to myself for the past eight years.”
In an accompanying note, Murphy said of the recording process, “Al Doyle had a short break between Hot Chip tours where he could be in NYC, and Pat [Mahoney] and Nancy [Whang] were home, and Tyler [Pope] agreed to fly out from Berlin for a few days, so we all recorded this together, reserved a pressing plant slot, and our friend Bob Weston was available to master it quickly — so that means, less than two weeks after we recorded it, there is actually a Christmas 7″, which feels like something that could only have happened a very, very long time ago.”
Stream “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” below. A limited-edition 7-inch is available to order through the band’s website. It marks the band’s first release in five years.
LCD Soundsystem has yet to formally announce their reunion. However, Consequence of Sound has learned that the band’s festival tour will kick off at Coachella in April.
Read Murphy’s full note about the song below.
“so, there’s been this depressing christmas song i’d been singing to myself for the past 8 years, and every year i wouldn’t remember that i wanted to make it until december, which is just too late to actually record and release a christmas song… but this year, al doyle had a short break between hot chip tours where he could be in nyc, and pat and nancy were home, and tyler agreed to fly out from berlin for a few days, so we all recorded this together, reserved a pressing plant slot, and our friend bob weston was available to master it quickly—so that means, less than 2 weeks after we recorded it, there is actually a christmas 7”, which feels like something that could only have happened a very, very long time ago.
anyway, for the holidays we give you the previous, very long run-on sentence, and this song: “christmas will break your heart”, which is another one of those songs which had about 75 lines of lyrics, though we’ve knocked down to 8 to keep the suicide rate in check.”