LCD Soundsystem Bid Farewell With Help From Friends
“It”s like New Year”s except next year we”re dead,” LCD Soundsystem”s James Murphy joked toward the end of his band”s final performance on Saturday night (April 2) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The time was 12:24AM and, much like the changing of the years, LCD Soundsystem were about to submit to the relentless march of time and leave an entire musical generation hopeful but weary of what the future brings.
Leave it to Murphy to defy the musical career ark paradigm. As the 41-year-old faded — presumably for the last time — into the bowels of Madison Square Garden amid a sea of white balloons and effectively ending his band”s live career, he walked away from the spotlight without burning out nor fading away.
Instead, the man that has come to define biting, ironic detachment simply chose to flash freeze his life and, in what may be a shrewd business move, left to take a front seat at his own funeral and let his peers write a euphoric post-mortem.
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