LCD Soundsystem Scoff at Rhino Reissues: '[We] Aren't Announcing S--t'

 LCD Soundsystem performs at Austin City Limits Music Festival
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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on Oct. 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Earlier this week, Rhino announced that they will reissue LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled album as well as 45:33, This Is Happening, and London Sessions on vinyl. As it turns out, all of those titles have been available for years on the DFA web store (and in physical record stores). 

LCD Soundsystem quickly issued a statement asking that fans continue to buy their records from DFA and NOT Rhino. Here's what the band had to say: "LCD Soundsystem certainly aren’t announcing shit, as they had no idea that these were even coming out. Just buy the records from DFA, like you have been able to for years."

A press release issued by LCD Soundsystem's PR points out that Rhino incorrectly described the band as "one of the freshest sounds on the London underground scene in the early 2000s." (The James Murphy-led group is as NYC as you can get.)

Why the confusion? According to Variety, the Rhino press release may have originated from Rhino U.K., where it speculates the Warner Music-owned label may have more of a case to release LCD's back catalog.

This article was originally published by Stereogum.


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