LCD Soundsystem Announces Eric Wareheim–Directed Holiday Special
The ’90s sitcom–inspired special also features Macaulay Culkin, Aparna Nancherla, Luenell, and more.
LCD Soundsystem is currently in the midst of a long run of shows at Brooklyn Steel, which ends on December 21. But if you haven’t been able to snag tickets, then not all hope is lost for you to see the band in some capacity this year. On December 22, the group is airing The LCD Soundsystem Holiday Special via Amazon.
The special includes a segment called “All My Friends,” which embodies the wholesome cringe of ’90s sitcoms. The special is directed by Eric Wareheim, who will also be playing LCD frontman James Murphy, and features Macaulay Culkin, Aparna Nancherla, Luenell, Jon Daly, Christine Ko, and, of course, a puppet. During the special, the band will also perform a set featuring their chipper holiday single “Christmas Will Break Your Heart.”
“I’ve already conquered film, James has conquered music, but we have yet to conquer the sitcom—the highest form of art,” Wareheim said in a press statement. “We’ve been working on this project for 15 years, and for this show we’re unveiling a uniquely emotional perspective of the sitcom universe for the holidays—provided by one of the greatest bands of all time and my dear friends, LCD Soundsystem.”
Watch the trailer—puppet and all—below.