Despite continued rumours of a reunion making indie threads a better place to be, LCD Soundsystem maestro James Murphy has confirmed the band are still “on a full hiatus”.
February 2019 was the last time we saw a release from Murphy and his band. Releasing Electric Lady Sessions, the group had stoked ideas that a full return was on the cards. But, as of now, that seems a way off.
The confirmation came as part of James Murphy’s recent appearance on Marc Maron’s ridiculously successful WTF with Marc Maron podcast. The question naturally arose as Maron and Murphy ploughed into his career.
Posed with the idea of playing some post-pandemic shows, Murphy responded: “We’re not rehearsing. We’ll figure something out when the time is right.”
“Right now, we’re on a full hiatus,” he continued. “Because of the nature of the band, when we’re not touring, we’re just, like, back to normal life completely… Everyone does other stuff. Everyone has their own things going on.
“So for us to put [a new album] together, we just kind of have to decide to do it.” During the conversation, one thing became quite clear: Murphy does not “want to go out [on tour] without new music”.
The wait for new LCD Soundsystem music seems as though it will carry on a little further.