Bio: LCD Soundsystem is a band formed in 2001. Despite being a “band”, James Murphy is the only principal member, and he usually plays most of the instruments on record. They’ve released three studio albums so far: LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver, and This Is Happening. The band announced their break-up in 2010, but released a track at the end of 2015 titled “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” and announced their return with a new album set for release in 2016.
Similar Artists: Franz Ferdinand, Arcade Fire, Hot Chip
5 Trivia Facts:
1) The band has been nominated for three Grammys: Best Electronic/Dance Album for LCD Soundsystem and Sound of Silver and Best Dance Recording for “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House”.
2) In 2006, they released a track titled “45:33”, a track that clocks in at nearly 46-minutes!
3) Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze directed the video for “Drunk Girls”.
4) Their last show ever (as of now) was at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. Scalpers were quick to get tickets, so in efforts to combat them, James announced an extra four shows at Terminal 5.
5) This Is Happening was the first album in 5 months (!) to dethrone Lady Gaga‘s The Fame on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums charts.
I just learned that I'm 9 years older than phil collins was when he recorded susudio. this is disturbing— lcdsoundsystem (@lcdsoundsystem) September 8, 2013