No, LCD Soundsystem Is Not Reuniting

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James Murphy & Co. blew out the end of their influential dance-punk act LCD Soundsystem in 2011 by playing their biggest show ever, headlining Madison Square Garden and generally making every sad bastard in the place dance until they forgot that their favorite band was no more. The whole thing was filmed, too, for the great rock doc Shut Up and Play the Hits. It felt like the perfect way for one of New York's finest to go out on top, not because they were at one another's throats, but because it was just time after a decade of intense touring. (How mature.)

So it came as a surprise this afternoon when Consequence of Sound quoted multiple "sources" saying LCD Soundsystem would reunite, just five years after disbanding, for a performance at next year's Coachella. Aaaaaand that rumor is false, reps from Murphy's label tell Vulture. “LCD Soundsystem is not reuniting at Coachella next year," says DFA Records label manager Kris Petersen. "I’m sure some festivals have offered the group a giant tempting pile of money, but there is no truth to this. Can we all just move on with our fucking lives?"

Welp, time to dance yrself clean and wipe the tears from yr eyes.