It's been five years since we've heard new music from LCD Sound System, the genre defining and defying dance, rock group lead by James Murphy, but fans are treated to a new depressing holiday song, "Christmas Will Break Your Heart."
The band has been quick to dash the hopes of many fans by denying any and all rumors of a reunion following the group's blow-out Madison Square Garden show in 2011. But now, those rumors are starting to look a little more promising.
Consequence of Sound is reporting that the band will launch a reunion tour that kicks off in April at Coachella, however no official announcement has been made and the band and its label, DFA, continue to deny it. The publication can't confirm if the tour will be accompanied by new music.
That being said, new music, even if it's a Christmas song, is a good sign for things in the future. According to the statement released by Murphy on the band's Twitter account, he's been meaning to record the song for some time now, and thanks to some quick turn around in the studio he was able to provide it this Christmas Eve.
Read his full statement below and listen to the song.
"so, there's been this depressing christmas song i'd been singing to myself for the past 8 years, and every year i wouldn't remember that i wanted to make it until december, which is just too late to actually record and release a christmas song... but this year, al doyle had a short break between hot chip tours where he could be in nyc, and pat and nancy were home, and tyler agreed to fly out from berlin for a few days, so we all recorded this together, reserved a pressing plant slot, and our friend bob weston was available to master it quickly-so that means, less than 2 weeks after we recorded it, there is actually a christmas 7, which feels like something that could only have happened a very, very long time ago. anyway, for the holidays we give you the previous, very long run-on sentence, and this song: "christmas will break your heart", which is another one of those songs which had about 75 lines of lyrics, though we've knocked down to 8 to keep the suicide rate in check. have fun!" [sic]