This may not be a particular shock to most of you, given the speculation and talk that was flying around last year that the next LCD Soundsystem album will be the FINAL one, but main man James Murphy has now confirmed this, pretty much.
The conversation took place on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show last night. Although I wasn't listening to it myself, the BBC have handily sent a press release including the important information, in the form of a transcript. Here's how the nattering went:
Zane Lowe: Can we clear something up James, There’s been all this talk of late that this might be the last LCD Soundsystem album, what’s the story about this?
James Murphy: I think it is, and l I feel good about it and really positive about it, it’s not like a negative thing. I think that its nice to feel like it’s the last one and we’ll tour really hard and then go do something else.
ZL: Did you have that in mind when you were making this record? Did it make the process more bittersweet of did it change your attitude towards recording knowing you might not follow it up?
JM: Yeah very much so but only in the second half, in LA I wasn’t really thinking about that at all. I was just like you know - make a record - kind of like ‘trying to make a record mode’. And then when I get back to New York it was getting to the end of it and all the other things started happening the typical ‘you gotta get your artwork in’ and all this other stuff. And I just decided it’s been a while since I wanted to worry about any of that stuff. So, as much as I love making the record and going on tour and everything like that , I was like ‘man If I have to worry about this stuff anymore’ …. You know . So it just seemed like perfect we’ll (the band) make this the last record and we’ll do exactly what we want and go out happy.
So he thinks it will be. That's good enough for me! This new album had its tracklisting and all that confirmed a couple of weeks ago. It still doesn't have a name, but it'll be released on May 17. Have a goosey gander below for the upcoming tour dates, most of which are probs sold out, like. N.B S/O = Sold Out, not Sod Off, or anything else.
20 - Dublin, Tripod S/O
21 - Dublin, Tripod S/O
22 - London, Brixton Academy S/O
23 - London, Brixton Academy S/O
26 - Birmingham, Academy
27 - Leeds, Academy S/O
28 - Glasgow, Barrowlands
29 - Glasgow, Barrowlands S/O
1 - Manchester, Academy (University)S/O
2 - Bristol, Academy S/O
Click here to watch a couple of studio vids.