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LCD Soundsystem is reuniting for a tour and album

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Kristen Zwicker

Surprise! Kind of. The iconic New York outfit will be headlining Coachella this year, and reuniting for a full-on tour and new album to boot. It's been a short five years since LCD had their "funeral" at Madison Square Garden, not exactly the over-two-decade absence that an Axl-Slash Guns N' Roses incarnation has seen (that band is also reuniting for a Coachella top slot and tour, in case you've been doing some sort of new-year's-resolution-induced internet cleanse, or have been in a New-Year's-Eve-induced state of semi-consciousness for the past week).

Possibly you saw this coming a mile away, possibly you feel that the band's tear-jerking MSG farewell is being "cheapened" (as alleged by James Murphy in his lengthy open letter posted to the group's website), possibly you're relieved that this will likely distract Mr. Murphy from opening wine bars and attempting to make subway symphonies, or possibly you liked that stuff. Whatever your feelings, count on some lively shows full of classic hits and some sparkly new jams—or to borrow the words of James Murphy, "This is just the bus full of substitute teachers back from their coffee break with new music and the same weird gear."

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