LCD Soundsystem are releasing a new live album! ‘Electric Lady Sessions’ was recorded at the iconic New York studios.
The new record is out on 8th February and can be pre-ordered here. It features previously-shared covers of Heaven 17 and Chic, along with cuts from the band’s back catalogue.
The band’s James Murphy has explained the ideas behind the record in a new Instagram post.
“there’s a thing we do, or have done historically, where while on tour and in fine fettle as a unit, we go into a studio and just record ourselves live playing a bunch of the stuff we’d been playing on tour for a while, and maybe a cover song,” he began.
“it started with us playing radio sessions at various radio stations, and we often really liked these recordings, as they’re quite different than the records, and then we wound up doing the london sessions in 2010, which we released as a record. so this is one of those.
“we recorded this last year at electric lady studios in new york–the big room downstairs–and it was exciting, actually. it’s a good sounding room with a lot of history. hell, lennon and bowie made “fame” there, which was the first 7″ record i (james) bought back in something like 1976.
“it has some old songs and some new songs, and a couple of covers from sheffield bands (this wasn’t intentional, but it just worked out that way. we’re not moving to sheffield). nancy sings on one, and al and i do our best phil oakey impressions on another.
“to be clear, this is not what i would call a “NEW RECORD”. it’s just a compilation of live-in-the-studio stuff that we like to make and have out a la the aforementioned london sessions for anyone who likes that kind of thing. sometimes the best version of a song happens on those. i might argue that the version of “yr city’s a sucker” is better on the london sessions than it is on the LP.
“anyway, this thing is out on the 8th of february. it will be on all of the magical streaming services, and if you like vinyl, you can pre-order it over here at DFA: http://store.dfarecords.com
View the tracklisting for ‘Electric Lady Sessions’ below.
02 american dream
03 you wanted a hit
04 get innocuous
05 call the police
06 i used to
09 I Want Your Love (Chic cover)
10 emotional haircut
11 oh baby
12 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (Heaven 17 cover)