Brooklyn based group LCD Soundystem’s unique blend of electronica, dance-punk and Talking Heads worship will be finding its way to Australia for the first time since reuniting in 2016. Alongside their Splendour in the Grass dates, they will be hitting up Sydney and Melbourne for sideshows in late July.
Centered around the eccentric co-founder of DFA Records, LCD Soundsystem gained attention with the 8 minute long single ‘Losing My Edge’ in 2005, following it with a double self titled album. Sound of Silver in 2007 and their third (and then-presumed to be final) album This Is Happening in 2010 produced a number of singles like ‘Daft Punk is Playing at My House’, ‘North American Scum’ and ‘Drunk Girls’, topping Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Music chart and defining them as one of the major electro-pop groups of the 2000s. The group disbanded in 2010 following a concert movie directed by Spike Jonze, titled The Long Goodbye.
In 2016, James Murphy announced the group would play at Coachella, and teased a new album in the works. Following this, they’ve announced a number of shows, including Splendour in the Grass in July, and two sideshows taking place at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion on Monday the 24th of July, and Melbourne’s, Margret Court Area on the 26th. Tickets for these come out at 11am on Thursday the 20th of April right here. These shows are bound to sell out in an instant, so be sure to get in quick!
Head to LCD Soundystem’s Facebook page for more announcements.
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