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LCD Soundsystem share new song “pulse (v.1)”: Stream

on August 30, 2017, 11:32pm

Photo by David Brendan Hall

LCD Soundsystem are due to release their highly anticipated comeback album, American Dream, in just a little over 24 hours. To drum up more anticipation (as if they really needed to), James Murphy & co. have shared a new song this evening titled “pulse (v.1)”.

(Read: The 25 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2017)

“pulse (v.1)” won’t appear on the original version of American Dream, but based on its artwork, it’s possible the song could later find a home on a deluxe or expanded edition of some sort. Take a listen to the nearly 14-minute instrumental below.

Update: In a note posted to Facebook, Murphy described “pulse (v.1)” as “an addendum (or maybe a codicil?) meant to go after the last track, black screen,” but which wouldn’t fit on the vinyl of the album. “It’s a mix that we did a long time ago after the first session of the track, and it’s grown on me as a track to listen to after the LP,” he added. “It’s super wonky, and I really didn’t want to square the human-ness off of it, but just let it be what it is. So you don’t have to tell me that it sounds super fucked up. I know.” In addition to being available on streaming services, the band is offering it up as a free download.

American Dream arrives Friday, September 1st; revisit early singles “call the police”, “tonite”, and “american dream”. Consequence of Sound’s Philip Cosores gave the album a B+ review, which you can read here.

The reunited Brooklyn outfit (thanks, David Bowie!) recently expanded its US tour behind the record.

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