It seems like only yesterday when James Murphy, Nancy Whang and the rest of LCD Soundsystem were saying their long goodbye to a sold out Madison Square Garden. This was it. Murphy made it known to anyone who would listen that this was the end of LCD Soundsystem, and any rumor of the band reuniting was crushed under Murphy’s dancing shoes.
Still, the scuttlebutt surrounding LCD Soundsystem’s supposedly inevitable return to the stage and the studio wouldn’t die down. And on Christmas Eve, in this year of our lord 2015, LCD Soundsystem would release their first new song in over five years unceremoniously, with a sly post on their Facebook page:
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.