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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)”.
“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.