Well, hot dang.
Just one day after it was confirmed that US dance punk act LCD Soundsystem will be reforming to this April, frontman James Murphy has revealed that the upcoming festival dates will not be a one-off for the group, as they plan to release a new record this year.
In a lengthy Facebook post the songwriter laid out LCD's plans moving forward and what inspired them to get back together after splitting in 2011.
"...we’re not just playing coachella," Murphy announced.
"we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually), so this isn’t a victory lap or anything, which wouldn’t be of much interest to us."
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"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. thank fuck we were never skinny and young."
If the band are to release a new album this year, it will be their first studio record in six years, following on from 2010's This Is Happening.
In the same post, Murphy revealed that talks of a reunion began early last year when he met with former band members Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang to discuss whether he should record new music solo or with LCD.
"[I] told them: “i’m going to record some music. should i make up a band name, or make a “james murphy” record, or should it be LCD?” we all thought a good amount about it," Murphy wrote.
"at any rate, they both said “let’s make an LCD record”. you see, if they didn’t want to, which i’d half assumed, then there’s no such thing as LCD. imagine this: me making a record, calling it LCD, and then you go to the show and there’s just some guy playing drums over there, or some other person playing keyboards. horrifying."
Check out Murphy's full Facebook post below.
The Coachella performances will mark LCD's first live shows since their farewell concert which took place on 2 April, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.