LCD Soundsystem have revealed the trailer for the upcoming upcoming documentary film about the band, Shut Up And Play The Hits.
Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, Shut Up And Play The Hits follows the US dance/punk band LCD Soundsystem as they play their final ever gig at Madison Square Garden – hence the film’s tagline, “If it’s a funeral… let’s have the best funeral ever.”
The film is also said to follow LCD Soundsystem frontman and DFA Records co-founder, James Murphy, over the 48-hour period surrounding the performance, which was the largest gig the band ever played. The actual show itself lasted almost four hours, and included appearances by other artists such as Arcade Fire and Reggie Watts. The final track played by the band, who are best known for hits such as Daft Punk Is Playing at My House and All My Friends, was the very apt New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.
In addition, this fly-on-the-wall style documentary is narrated by Murphy’s conversations with The New York Times Magazine and Washington Post writer, Chuck Klosterman, as they discuss the band’s influential ten-year career. Southern and Lovelace were previously shortlisted for the prestigious Grierson cinema documentary award for their feature documentary on the band Blur, titled No Distance Left To Run.
Meanwhile, Murphy is also set to star in another film, The Comedy, which has been directed and co-written by Rick Alverson. Murphy will star alongside Tim Heidecker (half of comedy due, Tim and Eric), as an ageing hipster based in Brooklyn.
Both Shut Up And Play The Hits and The Comedy are scheduled to première at the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place later this month.
Take a look below to watch the trailer for Shut Up And Play The Hits: