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Today, Amazon Music announced that it will be streaming The holiday special of the LCD sound system December 22. Innovative virtual event features LCD Soundsystem hot off the heels of their sold-out 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY
Actor, comedian and writer Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric) directs and stars in the special which also features a star portraying the band in a ’90s-style sitcom. Named after the 2007 LCD Soundsystem anthem, the All my friends sitcom features Wareheim playing James Murphy, Christine Ko as Nancy Whang, Macaulay Culkin as Pat Mahoney, Tony Cavalero as Nick Millhiser, Cory Loykasek as Al Doyle, Aparna Nancherla as Abby Echiverri, Jon Daly as Tyler Pope, Rex Lee as LCD Soundsystems manager Brian Graf, Luenell as the band’s tour manager, and Eric’s puppet as Korey Richey.
“I’ve conquered film before, James has conquered music, but we haven’t conquered sitcoms yet, the HIGHEST art form,” Eric Wareheim said in a press release. “We’ve been working on this project for 15 years, and for this show, we’re unveiling a unique emotional perspective on the holiday sitcom universe, provided by one of the greatest bands of all time and my dear friends, LCD Soundsystem I can’t believe Amazon Music lets us do this.
After the surreal sitcom, the real LCD Soundsystem will take the stage and perform a career-spanning set, capped off by the first live performance of the band’s 2015 single, “Christmas Will Break Your Heart.”
“I’m also amazed that someone let us do this,” added James Murphy. “At least we can finally use our Korey puppet.”
The special event will be streamed worldwide for viewing on the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch and Prime Video at 6:00 PM PST/9:00 PM EST on December 22.
Watch the trailer for All my friends sitcom below:
Watch the trailer for The holiday special of the LCD sound system event below: