LCD Soundsystem inks a deal with Columbia Records
Columbia Records has added a new artist to its already impressive roster consisting of Adele, Dillon Francis, Daft Punk and Madeon: LCD Soundsystem. No small feat, the addition marks a new era in electronic music.
Following a five-year hiatus, the band first broke their silence in late December with “Christmas Will Break Your Heart.” The holiday ballad did indeed break fans’ hearts as they knew that a major announcement involving the band’s resurrection was imminent.
Shortly after Christmas, James Murphy confirmed what we already knew: an LCD Soundsystem resurgence. Their return to the music space would include a brand new album and a series of worldwide tour dates everywhere from Coachella to Primavera Sound. But what we didn’t know was that the arrival of a new album would mean the departure – or at least a refocus in attention – from DFA Records. DFA, co-founded by James Murphy himself, is the band’s long-running imprint that facilitated the releases of LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver and This Is Happening.
It is suspected that LCD is still currently signed to DFA, while details surrounding their new deal with Columbia remain exiguous.