Listen to ‘Call the Police’ From LCD Soundsystem’s Long-Awaited New Album
Earlier today, James Murphy announced on Facebook that LCD Soundsystem would release two new songs tonight, “Call the Police" and "American Dream." "Call the Police" was aired on the BBC, and you can listen to it above.
Murphy noted they'd both be available on digital streaming services beginning midnight tonight, local time, and were both debuted during LCD Soundsystem’s residency at Brooklyn Steel last month.
The songs are the first offerings from their much-anticipated comeback album, which has neither a release date nor title yet. Murphy's announcement included an update on the album, which he said is nearly complete. He couldn't pinpoint the release date, however, due to mastering and distribution logistics, as well as the potential complication of his preferred mastering engineer, Bob Weston, touring as a member of the band Shellac.
The band first announced it was working on a comeback album in early 2016, their first since 2010’s This Is Happening. At the time, he said that the then-upcoming reunion dates were not just a "victory lap," and joking about them repurchasing their old equipment.
“This is just the bus full of substitute teachers back from their coffee break with new music and the same weird gear — or as much of it as we still have (it’s very interesting to re-buy the same gear, and in some cases buy gear BACK from people you sold it to), and rambling around trying to be louder than everyone else," Murphy wrote.
LCD Soundsystem, in fact, canceled some live dates last year to continue work on the record.
The band will be headlining Pitchfork Music Festival along with A Tribe Called Quest and Solange. They'll also be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live May 6.
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