The narrative film, ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits,’ follows the band’s frontman James Murphy over a 48-hour period, culminating with the last ever performance at Madison Square Garden.
Last spring, LCD Soundsystem called it quits, going out with an unforgettable bang. The band eloquently stated: “If it’s a funeral … let’s have the best funeral ever.” And that it was, a series of instantly sold out farewell shows took place in New York City, with a final performance at Madison Square Garden (we were fortunate enough to attend). A new documentary, ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits‘ chronicles the entire magical experience. Taking the viewer into the 48-hour period leading up to the finale and the events surrounding it. We see die-hard fans singing and crying, balloons dropping, disco balls shimmering, Reggie Watts and Arcade Fire cameos, and quiet moments with frontman James Murphy.
Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, the narrative film will premiere at Sundance Film Festival next week. The two minute trailer below captures every emotion and appears to be an intimate portrait of Murphy as he deals with the repercussions of ending the band. Take a look for yourself: