With a new album in the works, LCD Soundsystem were announced as the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. In between skits and weekend updates, host Chris Pine (Star Trek) brought the electronic rock band on stage to perform their latest track, Call the Police.
According to Vanity Fair, the Wonder Woman actor performed a hilarious musical skit during his opening monologue. Pine attempted to explain to the audience how he’s different than Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and every other “white guy.” In another skit, the Star Trek actor spoofed the iconic sci-fi show that brought him to the limelight.
Check out out 5 Thoughts on LCD Soundsystem’s Call the Police here:
5. When’s The Album Coming Out?
The newest track will appear on their upcoming comeback record for Columbia. To the fans, this is the follow-up to their 2010 album, This is Happening. Unfortunately, an official release date has not been announced. But we’ll keep you updated if anything changes.
4. Cut For Airtime
Rolling Stone mentions this isn’t the full track. The studio version of the Call the Police extends to the six-minute mark. Lead singer, James Murphy, and the rest of his band performed this shorter version for the television audience.
Saturday Night Live is at its best when the skits are politically charged. The ratings for this season of SNL have been stellar because of Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)’s portrayal of the 45th president. There was no Baldwin in this episode but keyboardist Nancy Whang took a politically charged jab at the president and Vladimir Putin with her white T-shirt.
2. Check Out The Lyrics
“Find The Place Where You Can Be Boring
Where You Don’t Need To Explain
That You’re Sick In The Head”
1. There’s Still Another Song!
The band also performed American Dream for the audience. These tracks are really good and I cannot wait for the album to come out!
LCD Soundsystem replaces Frank Ocean and takes over the headlining spot at Sasquatch! Festival later this month in May.
– By Jorge Solis