A few weeks after debuting some new material on stage in Brooklyn and on Saturday Night Live, LCD Soundsystem could be delivering that anticipated new album very soon. In a post to social media Tuesday (May 30), James Murphy writes that the record could see the light of day as soon as six weeks from now, but will likely be a bit longer than that.
Either way, we should have their comeback record and follow-up to 2010’s This Is Happening at some point in 2017. Because, as Murphy states, they are “totally done with the music and mixing.”
Read his full message below:
Here it is in text form:
“hello humans. 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 (which is, i think, where they’ll make the mothers and stampers, etc.). 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. 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. 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. then we took off to play sasquatch in washington, and now i’m home proofreading lyrics and credits and all that crap. 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.”