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LCD Soundsystem reveals new song “Christmas Will Break Your Heart”

By: Curtis Sindrey –

LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart


Today, LCD Soundsystem shared a new Christmas-themed track called “Christmas Will Break Your Heart”, which serves as their first new song in five years.

Frontman James Murphy classifies the track as a “depressing Christmas song” that he had been singing to himself for the past eight years.

Murphy recorded the song this year with past band members Al Doyle, Pat Mahoney, Nancy Whang, and Tyler Pope at DFA Studios in New York City.

Below is the James Murphy-penned note that accompanies the song.

so, there’s been this depressing christmas song i’d been singing to myself for the past 8 years, and every year i wouldn’t remember that i wanted to make it until december, which is just too late to actually record and release a christmas song… but this year, al doyle had a short break between hot chip tours where he could be in nyc, and pat and nancy were home, and tyler agreed to fly out from berlin for a few days, so we all recorded this together, reserved a pressing plant slot, and our friend bob weston was available to master it quickly—so that means, less than 2 weeks after we recorded it, there is actually a christmas 7″, which feels like something that could only have happened a very, very long time ago.

anyway, for the holidays we give you the previous, very long run-on sentence, and this song: “christmas will break your heart”, which is another one of those songs which had about 75 lines of lyrics, though we’ve knocked down to 8 to keep the suicide rate in check.

have fun!

Download it here, and stream it below.



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