Talk about a Christmas miracle. LCD Soundsystem broke up in 2011 with a major, finite send-off. But just over four years since “the end”, they’ve returned.
James Murphy has unveiled a “depressing Christmas song” called ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’. It arrives ahead of 2016, where the group are rumoured to properly come back for a reunion tour and Coachella. Those rumours have been dismissed by those in-the-know, but on the basis of this new song, anything can happen.
Purchase the song here and read Murphy’s account of how it came together:
“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. have fun!”
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