New excerpt from documentary set to be released later this year
A new clip from LCD Soundsystem‘s forthcoming documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits has been posted online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
The excerpt shows James Murphy discussing how his age influenced his decision to retire the band and footage of them performing the track ‘North American Scum’ at New York’s Madison Square Garden. You can also see the film’s trailer, which was released earlier this year, by clicking at the top of the page.
Shut Up And Play The Hits is set to be released later this year, with Pitchfork reporting that more details will be announced on April 2, which will mark one year on from LCD Soundsystem’s last ever show. The film was directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace and has the tagline: “If it’s a funeral… let’s have the best funeral ever.”
Murphy is also set to appear in another film, The Comedy, as an “ageing Brooklyn hipster”. The flick, which was directed by Rick Alverson and stars Tim Heidecker, was co-produced by the independent record label Jagjaguwar.
LCD Soundsystem released their final LP, ‘This Is Happening’, in 2010. Earlier this year, Murphy announced his plans to launch his own line of coffee now that he has retired from the band.