LCD Soundsystem sign major label deal ahead of reunion album

James Murphy-led band have reportedly inked a deal with Columbia Records

LCD Soundsystem have signed a deal with Columbia Records, according to reports.

The James Murphy-led band recently announced that they will reunite this year, having originally split in 2011.

Following new live dates and promises of new music, Billboard now report that the band have inked a deal with Columbia. Label chairman Rob Stringer allegedly broke the news at Billboard’s Power 100 event on Friday.

LCD Soundsystem released their last album, 2010’s ‘This Is Happening’, via their own DFA Records, via Virgin and Parlophone.

Last month, James Murphy issued a lengthy statement explaining how the band came to reform, the thought process behind the reformation and confirmation that they will also release a new album in addition to the live dates.

The statement read: “We’re not just playing Coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually), so this isn’t a victory lap or anything, which wouldn’t be of much interest to us).”

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The band will also headline Lovebox in London this year, LCD Soundsystem’s first UK date since announcing their reunion. The New York band will also be appearing at Coachella in the US and Spanish festival Primavera.

LCD Soundsystem released their first new music in five years over Christmas.