Thursday, January 12, 2012

SHUT AND PLAY THE HITS Trailer Is Up: Since James Murphy Broke Our Hearts, He Made An LCD Soundsystem Movie

Javi here. Back a couple of years when LCD Soundsystem front man announced James Murphy that the band was done, I was devastated yet really happy that I got to see them at least once. Thanks to the AV Club, I found that there is a trailer to a new documentary/narrative that chronicles the last concert and has Murphy talk about the experience of the band. Now, there's a trailer for the documentary! 

Check it out after the jump.

Here's the description of the movie over at the official site:
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamenting "we may never dance again." SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is both a narrative film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

As a big fan of Murphy and music documentaries, I can't wait for this. The movie will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks, but stay tuned as we hear news of further distribution and release news.

SHUT AND PLAY THE HITS is directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace. 

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