LCD Soundsystem are finally back — and this time, it’s not a psych out. The band infamously “retired” back in 2011, then returned to tour festivals, and then returned to making new music to boot! Retirement is officially out, because according to a note they shared on Facebook today, the new record is done. Totally done except perhaps some art. Even the mastering is done!
According to the post, which is signed from James Murphy, this will be the last album the band will record in the original DFA studios, which will be closing down because the building was sold.
Read the full note below:
hello humans. this is just a note to say that we’re done with the record. like, totally done with the music and mixing. just some art stuff to finish, but it’s been mastered already and the lacquers are winging their way to the pressing plant (which is, i think, where they’ll make the mothers and stampers, etc.). i’ve been wrangling the fastest route between final mix and record release for the past few weeks so that there isn’t such a lag, and i think it’ll be soon. 6 weeks is the very fastest, i think, but it will likely be longer than that. just trying to get all the ducks in a row so that there’s someone with a catcher’s mitt waiting at each stage. we mixed the last song last wednesday, and korey ran to (a national overnight carrier) to get it to bob weston over at Chicago Mastering Service for the next morning. then we took off to play sasquatch in washington, and now i’m home proofreading lyrics and credits and all that crap. sorry it took so long, honestly. i didn’t think it would, but i, once again, underestimated the distractions inherent in touring and living a “life”. this will be the last record at the original DFA Studios, as we’re closing that down after the building was sold, so there’s a lot to digest for me. i’ve been there nearly 20 years now, and i wasn’t a particularly young man when it opened, so there’s that.
anyway, be well, thank you for yr patience (even when it manifested as semi-angry “where the fuck is the RECORD< james!” posts!) and very much looking forward to getting this to you.
This is the band’s first new album since 2010’s This Is Happening, so it’s been quite some time. If all goes well, it sounds like the album will be out later this year, so keep an eye out.