LCD Soundsystem Feature On New IDLES Single ‘Dancer’: Listen
James Murphy and Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem feature on Dancer, the new single from IDLES, listen below. The release comes alongside news of IDLES’ fifth album, TANGK, out 16 February 2024.
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IDLES vocalist Joe Talbot: “TANGK. I needed love. So I made it. I gave love out to the world and it feels like magic. This is our album of gratitude and power. All love songs. All is love.”
A press statement about Dancer reads, “Joe’s words capture the rapture of a new relationship, but he is also singing about the special dynamic between IDLES and their fans, or IDLES and the world at large. This is the band’s vow to keep lifting and fighting for themselves and their listeners, to keep offering the grim persistence of joy and hope and love and wonder as long as that’s what anyone needs to survive. It is a love song in the same way that ‘TANGK’ is a love album: open to anyone who requires something to shout out loud in order to fend off any encroaching sense of the void, now or forever.
Talbot adds adds, “Dancer is the violence that comes from the pounding heart of the dancefloor and rushes through your body and gives you life from music, from love and from you.”
It’s not the first time the two bands have crossed paths. During their Re:SET show in Chicago on 25 June, members of LCD Soundsystem – including frontman James Murphy – joined IDLES to provide backing for the last song of their set, Rottweiler.
Upcoming LCD Soundsystem tour dates:
16 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
17 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
18 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
19 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
28 New York, NY – Terminal 5
29 New York, NY – Terminal 5
30 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
1 New York, NY – Terminal 5
7 Queens, NY — Knockdown Center *
8 Queens, NY — Knockdown Center
9 Queens, NY — Knockdown Center
10 Queens, NY — Knockdown Center
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