LCD Soundsytem’s James Murphy has confirmed that the band’s new album is complete and heading to the pressing plant.
It has been nearly seven years since This Is Happening, the last full length record from Brooklyn’s wonderfully endearing ‘dance-punk’ pioneers and Murphy, who recently said the new material will be ‘done soon’. And, after performing two new songs ‘Call The Police’ and ‘American Dream’ live on SNL, Murphy and his band mates have been hard pressed to complete the recording of the new record.
“Hello humans,” Murphy said in a message to the fans on Facebook. “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.”
“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,” he added.
How soon? I hear the most ardent of supporters yelling at their screens… “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,” he said. “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.”
“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.”