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LCD Soundsystem Announces Holiday Special with Amazon Music

The event features Eric Wareheim, Macaulay Culkin, Christine Ko and Aparna Nancherla

Amazon Music announced The special holiday LCD Soundsystem, an innovative virtual event airing on December 22, featuring the group on the heels of their 20-show sold-out residency in Brooklyn. Comedian, actor and writer Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric) will direct and star in the special, which also features an all-star cast including Macaulay Culkin, Christine Ko and Aparna Nancherla portraying the group in a ’90s-inspired sitcom titled All my friends. Amazon Music invites fans around the world to watch the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and Main video from 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on December 22. The show will also be available only to Prime members to watch it on demand on Prime Video for a limited time.

Named for the 2007 LCD Anthem, the All my friends The sitcom takes place in a fictional house shared by all LCD Soundsystem members, with Eric Wareheim playing the group’s fearless frontman, James Murphy. The cast also includes actors Christine Ko as Nancy Whang (vocals and keyboards), Macaulay Culkin as Pat Mahoney (drums), Tony Cavalero as Nick Millhiser (synth), Cory Loykasek as ” Al Doyle (guitar and synth), Aparna Nancherla as Abby Echiverri (synth), Jon Daly as Tyler Pope (bass), Rex Lee as Brian Graf (manager of LCD Soundsystem), Luenell as the group’s tour director and Eric’s puppet as Korey Richey (synth). Following the opening of the sitcom, the real LCD Soundsystem will take the stage to perform a career crowned with a special performance of the band’s 2015 single, “Christmas Will Break Your Heart,” performed live for the very first time. .

“I’ve conquered cinema before, James conquered music, but we haven’t yet conquered sitcom – the HIGHEST art form,” says Eric Wareheim. “We’ve been working on this project for 15 years, and for this show we’re unveiling a unique emotional perspective of the vacation sitcom universe – provided by one of the greatest bands ever and my dear friends, LCD Soundsystem I can’t believe Amazon Music is letting us do this.

“I’m just as amazed that someone would let us do this,” adds James Murphy. “At least we can finally use our Korey puppet.”

Emerging from New York in the early 2000s, LCD Soundsystem released the acclaimed albums LCD audio system, Sound of Silver, and It happens, before playing a farewell concert in 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City immortalized as the recently re-released The long goodbye. The group reunited five years later, and in 2017 released their fourth album # 1, American dream, which presented the best dance recording, “Tonite”, winner of a GRAMMY.

Earlier this month, Amazon Music announced its biggest holiday programming season to date, featuring a variety of new Amazon Original songs, including Taylor Swift’s reimagined version of her beloved hit “Christmas Tree Farm.” “, Camila Cabello’s cover of” I’ll Be Home for Christmas “, a new original song by Dan + Shay called” Pick Out a Christmas Tree “, Leon Bridges’ reimagined version of” Purple Snowflakes “by Marvin Gaye, Sech’s new original song, ‘Carta Navideña’ and ‘Come on Home’ by George Ezra for Christmas. “Listeners can find new Amazon originals and classic hits on the global ‘Merry Mix’ playlist.