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LCD Soundsystem is kicking off a five-day residency in Brooklyn tonight, ahead of some festival appearances and a hypothetical album release in the near-ish future. People have been wondering whether this run of shows—at East Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Steel—would feature any new material, and now frontman James Murphy appears to have confirmed it, in a note begging people not to record tonight’s shows.

“Please don’t film the old songs,” it begins. “We already made a whole movie out of those and you’re not gonna find a ‘better angle’ with your iPhone than Spike Jonze found with his camera.” The letter goes on to ask, “Please don’t film the new songs. It’d be a real gutpunch to all the people who have been working insanely hard for the last 18 months to release this music in the way we want to release it.”

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So, yeah, there’ll be new LCD Soundsystem music tonight, and all that’s stopping people from hearing it is human decency (and presumably a team of security people snatching attendees’ phones). Our dark, cynical hearts are expecting to see grainy cellphone footage start popping up online within minutes of when the show begins.

[via Pitchfork]

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