Source: Oscilloscope Pictures
After screening at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals earlier this year, as well as a session in Sydney for Vivid, Melbourne International Film Festival attendees can now look forward to seeing Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits. Announced in MIFF’s First Glance Titles, a new clip has debuted from the film that follows frontman James Murphy for a 48-hour period surrounding the band’s final gig. While an earlier clip featured snippets of “North American Scum”, the new footage is from the band’s rendition of “Dance Yrself Clean”, containing slow-motion shots of patrons and beautiful moments of the band. Incredibly shot and making me wish I was there, check out the clip below!
Watch the clip from Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace’s Shut Up and Play the Hits:
With the release of their debut album in 2005, New York City’s LCD Soundsystem changed the face of dance music, combining equal parts punk, soul, and disco. Their devoted fan base steadily grew, bolstered by Grammy nominations and recognition as one of the best live bands in the world. In early 2011, touring to support their first Billboard Top 10 debut, LCD Soundsystem announced its largest gig to date—Madison Square Garden—and that the concert would be their last ever.
With fly-on-the-wall access, Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s concert film captures the final 48 hours of a band in complete control of its destiny. Packed with high-energy farewell performances, narrated by a frank conversation on success and rock stardom between bandleader James Murphy and writer Chuck Klosterman, Shut Up and Play the Hits proves that if you’re hearing about LCD Soundsystem just now, you’ve already missed the party.
What do you think of the clip?