LCD Soundsystem’s new special, the LCD Soundsystem Holiday Special, just premiered on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and Prime Video. It’s directed by Eric Wareheim (who also stars in the role of James Murphy) and features Macaulay Culkin, Aparna Nancherla, Jon Daly, Christine Ko, a puppet, and others. The special opens with All My Friends, a 1990s-style sitcom starring comedians and actors portraying members of the band. Find clips below and check out the full thing at Amazon. (Pitchfork earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)
Over this past weekend, LCD Soundsystem decided to cancel the final three shows of their 2021 Brooklyn Steel residency after initially planning to carry on despite a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in New York. “You good people who want to return your tickets and try again another time have spoken, but so has the new info, the hospital capacity, and those of us in the band, crew, and venue,” the band wrote on Instagram. “We certainly had enough cancellations to make the vote count, but we also, now with all the new info, want to stop for our own sakes.”
LCD Soundsystem followed their 2017 studio full-length American Dream with a live album titled Electric Lady Sessions in 2019. Earlier this year, they covered Spacemen 3’s “Big City” at a Brooklyn Steel show and reissued their 2011 farewell show box set The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden.