LCD Soundsystem have confirmed details of their first new album in seven years, which will be called American Dream and will be released on 1 September.
The group’s lead singer, James Murphy, confirmed the band was working on new material in a Facebook post which accompanied an announcement that two singles were being unexpectedly released last month.
In the post, he said that the finished album would not be released until a vinyl version was ready. “I insist that there is vinyl on the day it’s released (because … well … because I’m an old person).”
The new record, which is the band’s first since 2010’s This Is Happening, will be accompanied by a world tour, which will include two dates at the Warehouse Project in Manchester, UK.
The group is in the middle of a residency at Brooklyn Steel in New York City, a venue that has become a de facto testing ground for their new material and which was the place they debuted singles Call the Police and American Dream. The tour will finish with another 10-date run at the venue.
Rhino Records, the archival label, recently announced it was reissuing four of the band’s albums, which came as a surprise to the group as they are all still available from their own imprint, DFA.
In a statement, the band said the label had described them as “‘one of the freshest sounds on the London underground scene in the early 2000s,’ so that shows how seriously anyone should take it.”
UK dates for the tour include two dates at the Warehouse Project (16-17 September), Barrowland in Glasgow (19 September) and Alexandra Palace, N22 (22 September).