New York band initially split in 2011
LCD Soundsystem‘s label DFA Records have denied numerous reports that the band will reunite next year.
The New York group split in 2011, with rumours recently surfacing that they will reform in 2016.
Billboard reports of a “well-placed source” confirming that the band is “definitely reuniting”, while Consequence Of Sound has also reported on the news, citing “multiple sources”.
However, DFA Records co-founder Jonathan Galkin has described the reports as “unfounded” to Pitchfork. DFA Records is co-run by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy.
LCD Soundsystem disbanded after a hometown New York show at Madison Square Garden in 2011. The gig was later the subject of a documentary film, titled Shut Up And Play The Hits, released in 2012.
Since his band’s demise, Murphy has been involved in many additional ventures. He recently announced his plans to open a wine bar in New York. The Four Horsemen bar will be situated in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood.
Last year, Murphy launched his own coffee brand called House Of Good, made in collaboration with coffee company Blue Bottle. Its flavour has been described as “syrupy, well-balanced and thoroughly accessible” with tones of “dried cherry, cocoa, meyer lemon”.
Among his many musical projects, Murphy brought his Despacio soundsystem – a collaboration with Soulwax duo David and Stephen Dewaele – to Glastonbury Festival last year.