LCD Soundsystem have been working on a new album, their fourth, ever since they reunited last year, and they recently shared the new songs “Call The Police” and “American Dream.” And now the new album is finished! James Murphy has posted a note on Facebook, talking about how the album could arrive as soon as six weeks from now. He also says that the album took longer than expected and that it’ll be the last music recorded at DFA Studios, which is about to close down. Shellac’s Bob Weston, who has mastered the band’s other albums, is once again doing this one. Here’s what Murphy wrote:
hello humans. this is just a note to say that we’re done with the record. like, totally done with the music and mixing. just some art stuff to finish, but it’s been mastered already and the lacquers are winging their way to the pressing plant (which is, i think, where they’ll make the mothers and stampers, etc.). i’ve been wrangling the fastest route between final mix and record release for the past few weeks so that there isn’t such a lag, and i think it’ll be soon. 6 weeks is the very fastest, i think, but it will likely be longer than that. just trying to get all the ducks in a row so that there’s someone with a catcher’s mitt waiting at each stage. we mixed the last song last wednesday, and korey ran to (a national overnight carrier) to get it to bob weston over at Chicago Mastering Service for the next morning. then we took off to play sasquatch in washington, and now i’m home proofreading lyrics and credits and all that crap. sorry it took so long, honestly. i didn’t think it would, but i, once again, underestimated the distractions inherent in touring and living a “life”. this will be the last record at the original DFA Studios, as we’re closing that down after the building was sold, so there’s a lot to digest for me. i’ve been there nearly 20 years now, and i wasn’t a particularly young man when it opened, so there’s that.
anyway, be well, thank you for yr patience (even when it manifested as semi-angry “where the fuck is the RECORD< james!" posts!) and very much looking forward to getting this to you. james
In related news, Lizzy Goodman’s new book Meet Me In The Bathroom, an oral history of the New York rock rebirth in the early ’00s, is a total must-read, and its stuff about the whole DFA scene is especially great.