LCD Soundsystem Sign to Columbia for First Album in Six Years
The recently reunited LCD Soundsystem have signed with Columbia Records for their first album in six years.
Billboard reports Columbia chairman Rob Stringer announced the deal with LCD during the Power 100 event yesterday (Feb. 12). The electronic outfit’s first three albums -- their 2005 eponymous debut, 2007’s Sound of Silver and 2010’s This Is Happening -- were released on frontman James Murphy’s label DFA Records. For the latter two releases, the band partnered with Capitol and Virgin, respectively.
LCD Soundsystem broke up in 2011 following a farewell concert at Madison Square Garden. The band revealed they would reunite at the end of last year, announcing a headlining spot at this year’s Coachella in Indio, Calif. Soon thereafter, Murphy silenced naysayers in an open letter explaining the reunion would go beyond festival appearances. Instead, they will embark an a full-fledged reunion tour and record a new album. There aren’t any further details regarding when we can expect that album, but the band has since added more tour dates. Check those out below:
LCD Soundsystem Tour
April 15: Indio, CA - Coachella Music Festival
April 22: Indio, CA - Coachella Music Festival
June 2: Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
June 9-12: Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 25-July 2: Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Music Festival
June 29-July 2: Gdynia, PL - Open’er Festival
July 15-16: London, UK - Lovebox Festival
July 22-24: Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
Aug. 19-21: Biddinghuizen, NL - Lowlands Festival