LCD Soundsystem Unveil Three New Songs at First 2017 Show
LCD Soundsystem debuted a trio of songs from their forthcoming reunion album during the opening date of a five-night residency at Brooklyn Steel in New York City.
"Tonight," "Call Police" and "American Dream" were unveiled during the first of two encores during yesterday's appearance, their first of 2017. A complete set list is below.
NME described "Tonight" as "a wordy, upbeat track – vocally slightly similar to 'Pow Pow,'" the first single from 2010's This Is Happening. "Call Police," on the other hand, was described by reviewer Andrew Trendell as "maybe the most straightforward rock song LCD has ever written, reminiscent of a somewhat more upbeat take on Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' or even the Smiths' 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out.'" Finally, "American Dream" is "without a doubt [James] Murphy's most confessional song to date. It’s a downbeat one, full of slow burning synths, xylophones, and a wicked sense of humor."
LCD Soundsystem specifically requested that fans not video the show, saying it would be "a real gutpunch to all the people who have been working insanely hard for the last 18 months to release this music in the way we want to release it."
Later, during the performance, Murphy called out a pair of offenders. “OK, I’m sorry to make this school time, you two with your f--ing phones,” he said. "We're not going to play new songs if you don’t. Stop being a f---ing tool.”
Naturally, several clips later emerged from the night, including one with the caption: "James Murphy yelled at me for taking this video."
LCD Soundsystem, Brooklyn Steel, April 6, 2017, Setlist
"Us v Them"
"Daft Punk Is Playing at My House"
"I Can Change"
"You Wanted a Hit"
"New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down"
"Dance Yrself Clean"
"All My Friends"
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