Speaking on the shock he experienced about being suddenly cool, and the almost simultaneous horror he felt at possibly losing it, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy once said, “When I was DJing, playing Can, Liquid Liquid, ESG, all that kind of stuff, I became kind of cool for a moment, which was a total anomaly. And when I heard other DJs playing similar music I was like: ‘Fuck! I’m out of a job! These are my records!'” He mused about this on his song “Losing My Edge,” a condition he has yet to suffer from, even as his band calls it quits.
Pitchfork reports that LCD Soundsystem’s last show will be Saturday, April 2nd, at Madison Square Garden in NY. The band released a statement saying, “it will be our last show ever. we are retiring from the game. gettin’ out. movin’ on. but for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours-playing stuff we’ve never played before and going out with a bang.”
Murphy’s favorite band will be opening, the aforementioned, infamously sampled, early 80’s New York band Liquid Liquid. The band’s statement continued, “if you would, we’d love it if people all came in white. or black. or black and white. and come ready to have fun, please.”