New York rockers LCD Soundsystem have reportedly signed a major recording deal with Columbia Records.
The band, led by singer James Murphy, recently announced it has reunited, having been out of
action since the band split in 2011.
With the news of new live dates being lined up, and promises of new music, Billboard magazine has now reported that the band has signed a deal with heavyweight label Columbia. The label’s chairman Rob Stringer broke the news at Billboard’s Power 100 event on Friday.
This will be LCD Soundsystem’s first release since 2010’s This Is Happening, which was released via its own DFA Records, via Virgin and Parlophone.
Last month, the band’s singer, James Murphy, issued a lengthy statement explaining how, and why, the band arrived at the decision to reform, including the thought process behind the reformation, and the announcement of the upcoming release of a new album, in addition to the upcoming live dates.
His statement read: “We’re not just playing Coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually), so this isn’t a victory lap or anything, which wouldn’t be of much interest to us).”
The band has also announced that it will play some European dates, including a headlining slot at the Lovebox Festival in the UK this year, LCD Soundsystem’s first UK date since announcing the reunion, plus the Spanish festival Primavera, which runs from the 1st – 5th of June.
With the Coachella festival booked for the U.S., LCD Soundsystem looks like it’s ramping up for a big summer of playing and releasing new music.