SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS
Director: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
With the release of their debut album in 2005, New York Cityâ€™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 dateâ€”Madison Square Gardenâ€”and that the concert would be their last ever.
With fly-on-the-wall access, Dylan Southern and Will Lovelaceâ€™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 youâ€™re hearing about LCD Soundsystem just now, youâ€™ve already missed the party.
- International Documentary Feature Films
- 2012, Sundance Film Festival
- United Kingdom, 105 min.