It’s been less than 24 hours since this year’s Coachella lineup has been announced, and after months of rumors — LCD Soundsystem will be headlining. Of course, the group’s reunion does come with some questions from fans who want to know more about the band’s future.
The group’s leader, James Murphy, has released a statement via the band’s Facebook page outlining how this reunion came to be and what’s in store for the future of the band. For starters, this Coachella show isn’t just a one off concert, saying, “We’re not just playing Coachella. We’re playing all over. We’re not just having some reunion tour.” If that isn’t enough for you alt-electronic fans, Murphy then went on to say, “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.”
Perhaps most interestingly, Murphy said coming back weighed heavily on him, and he understood why some fans would feel miffed:
“if you cared a lot about our band, and you put a lot of yourself into that moment (or anything about us you chose), and you feel betrayed now, then i completely understand that. it’s your right to define what you love about a band, and it’s your right to decry their actions and words as you see fit, because it’s you, frankly, who have done much of the work to sustain that relationship, not the band.”
But ultimately, in this statement, there is a lot of honesty and openness about wanting to make good music again.
So, if you and all your friends aren’t able to dance yourself clean to LCD Soundsystem at Coachella, chances are you’ll be able to see them with other North American Scum in your town.