LCD Soundsystem Signs With Columbia Records: Exclusive
LCD officially reunited in January, five years after the James Murphy-fronted group disbanded in April 2011 with a sold-out concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
While details of the deal have yet to revealed, LCD is presumably still signed to singer Murphy's DFA label, which put out 2007's Sound of Silver through Capitol and 2010's This is Happening through Virgin. Billboard reached out to DFA for comment but hadn't heard back as of press time.
Stringer, who was honored at this year's Power 100 with the Clive Davis Innovator award, let the information slip on a red carpet interview when asked how he would follow-up his excellent run over the last few years with Daft Punk and Adele.
In early January, LCD announced it would reunite at Coachella in April where it will headline two consecutive weekends with Guns N’ Roses. Subsequent show announcements included gigs at this year's Bonnaroo and Primavera Sound in Barcelona, which runs in June.
LCD's initial reunion announcement elicited consternation from some fans who felt somewhat betrayed by the band's reunion relatively soon after disbanding. But in a lengthy Facebook post, Murphy defended the decision explaining he had a cache of songs and had toyed with the idea of launching a solo career. But after consulting with his ex-LCD bandmates Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang, he decided to reunite the band, a decision also welcomed by many.