NYC dance rockers LCD Soundsystem to reunite at Coachella

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Celebrated NYC dance rock group LCD Soundsystem are back. The band best known for hip dance singles like Dance Yrself Clean and Daft Punk Is Playing My House will reunite to perform at Coachella, according to The New York Times. LCD Soundsystem, fronted by James Murphy, had previously disbanded in 2011 after a sold-out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. So far the band hasn’t publicly confirmed the reunion.

LCD Soundsystem broke out a decade ago on the success of the band’s self-titled, Grammy-nominated 2005 effort. Critically acclaimed, it laid the path for the group’s major label debut Sound of Silver which also received a Grammy nomination. The group released one more full-length, 2010’s This is Happening, which hit number 10 on the Billboard charts.

Before disbanding, Murphy explained that he didn’t want the band to getting bigger — in part because he doesn’t want to be famous. “It’s f***** great where we are,” said the frontman and singer/songwriter to Pitchfork in 2011. “I get on an airplane and nobody has any idea who I am. I just want to do other stuff.”

That “other stuff” includes opening a wine bar in NYC called Four Horsemen, working on Arcade Fire’s 2013 record Reflektor, releasing a documentary of the band’s final show called Shut Up and Play the Hits, and performing solo DJ sets.

But now it looks like he’s ready to perform again with the project. “LCD Soundsystem are getting back together,” said an unnamed source to Billboard. “They are waiting for their guitarist who is part of Hot Chip to finish up and then they are getting back to it.”

It’s unclear if the reunion is just a one-off gig or if there’s a tour or even record in the works. We’ll keep you updated.

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