LCD Soundsystem Documentary To Be Be Shown This Summer
'Shut Up and Play the Hits,' a documentary about the final days of LCD Soundsystem, will see nationwide release in theaters this summer. The film will be distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories, which was founded by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.
The movie follows LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy in the days leading up to the band's swan song, a sold-out concert at New York's Madison Square Garden in April 2011, through to the morning after the show. In the clip below, Murphy talks about how his decision to pull the plug on the band was the result of growing older.
“Perhaps having grown up in a band for most of my life – a band that formed when I was 16 years old – and having released our first record when I was still in high school, this film addresses so many questions," Yauch said in the press release. "For instance, it can be pretty clear when a band starts, but perhaps less so when it ends, or how it should end. In that sense, it’s brilliant of James to end it in such a definitive way.”
'Shut Up and Play the Hits' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and received several viewings last month at SXSW. The film will be shown in special one-night-only viewings in theaters nationwide this summer.
Watch the Trailer for 'Shut Up and Play the Hits'