Watch LCD Soundsystem perform their newest songs on ‘Saturday Night Live’
On Friday, May 5, LCD Soundsystem abruptly released two songs – “American Dream” and “Call the Police – off of their currently untitled forthcoming album. Just a day later, the sonic caravan took to Saturday Night Live, premiering both songs during their debut appearance as the program’s musical guests.
In the live setting, “American Dream” is subdued, but not lacking in energy as James Murphy’s wistful croons top the intricate melodic machinations of Nancy Whang, Pat Mahoney, et al. For “Call the Police,” LCD turned up the rock side of their performance, proving once again that, despite Murphy’s lyrical concerns of yore, the group is far from losing their edge.