James Murphy tells Sasquatch crowd the new LCD Soundsystem album is done

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LCD Soundsystem played Sasquatch Music Festival last night and apparently James Murphy got a little chatty on stage, specifically bringing up their new album at one point and saying it’s “done” or something. Also something about “knocking it out of the park”.

So that’s cool.

It seems to me as though they’re still regaining their footing with the new live shows and the new singles they put out, although they did immediately get to debut those two new tracks live to a national studio audience.

But I’ll be honest, I wasn’t totally floored with the new material. 😳

If you want to asterisk away an entire band’s new creative output with “well, I guess it’s good that they’re back…” even though the live shows or any part of the aesthetic has actually progressed past where they left off, go right ahead. But I’m a bit weary of the new LCD Soundsystem vibe we’re seeing and sorta hopeful they get over themselves a bit, get out of their comfort zones and start making some new progressions.

Let’s hope the new album delivers. My Comic Book Store Guy alter ego is just itching to blog my distaste!