Monday, July 16, 2012

LCD Soundsystem Documentary this Wednesday, July 18th

There's a few tickets for movie theaters in the NYC area for Wednesday's one night showing of Shut Up and Play the Hits, The Final Days of LCD Soundsystem (official trailer below and list with links here).  Frontman James Murphy appeared on The Jimmy Fallon Show last week, explaining that the movie will now play a few dates, since fans had a chance to "demand it" in their town.  It does make it all seem more like an event, similar to the final concert at Madison Square Garden in April 2011. And similarly, the band added more dates at Terminal 5 during the week prior to this, which I was able to score tickets for and will surely be on my top ten concerts ever forever (write up here with "Dance Yrself Clean," the top video on our YouTube channel!)  

Murphy has been seen around town and elsewhere playing dj sets with drummer Pat Mahoney as Special Disco Version, in the studio with the Klaxons,Yeah Yeah Yeahs,  and the Julie Ruin.  He also almost had an acting role as well as a providing a musical score for HBO's adaptation of Jonathon Franzen's novel, "The Corrections." (According to The New York Times, Murphy's director friend Noah Bambach was ready to hand over the part of Gary before the project was pulled.)  To quote one of my fave LCD songs, all I want is to have my beloved band back.

**Update: Loved the movie, lusting after the DVD, only cried three times.

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS - Official Trailer (HD)