LCD Soundsystem have unveiled their new special, the LCD Soundsystem Holiday Special, on Amazon Prime Video. Directed by and starring Eric Wareheim, the special also features Macaulay Culkin, Aparna Nancherla, Jon Daly, Christine Ko, and more. It opens with a ’90s-inspired sitcom called All My Friends that sees comedians and actors portraying members of the band. It’s followed by a pre-recorded performance that includes the band playing the 2015 holiday single ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’ for the first time ever, which has been released on Amazon Music as ‘christmas will break your heart (live holiday special edition – amazon original)’. Check out clips from the special below; the full thing will be available for Prime members for a limited time.
“I’ve already conquered film, James has conquered music, but we have yet to conquer the sitcom — the highest form of art,” Wareheim said in an earlier statement. “We’ve been working on this project for 15 years, and for this show, we’re unveiling a uniquely emotional perspective of the sitcom universe for the holidays — provided by one of the greatest bands of all time and my dear friends, LCD Soundsystem. I can’t believe Amazon Music is letting us do this.”
“I am similarly stunned that someone let us do this,” Murphy added. “At least we finally get to use our Korey puppet.”
Over this past weekend, LCD Soundsystem were forced to cancel the last three shows of their residency at Brooklyn Steel due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in New York. “We certainly had enough cancellations to make the vote count, but we also, now with all the new info, want to stop for our own sakes,” the band wrote on Instagram.