LCD Soundsystem film ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ scheduled for summer release
Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” a film documenting the final days of LCD Soundsystem as James Murphy & Co prepare for their celebrated Madison Square Garden performance.
The film follows Murphy as he makes the critical musical and life decision to disband what was easily one of the most dynamic and pivotal bands of the ’00s.
Adam Yauch, Beastie Boy and Head of Oscilloscope said, “Perhaps having grown up in a band for most of my life – a band that formed when I was 16 years old – and having released our first record when I was still in high school, this film addresses so many questions. For instance, it can be pretty clear when a band starts, but perhaps less so when it ends, or how it should end. In that sense, it’s brilliant of James to end it in such a definitive way.”
The film was produced by Lucas Ochoa and Thomas Benski of Pulse Films, directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, and executive produced by Keith Wood, Christine Vachon, and The Creators Project.
“Shut Up and Play the Hits” will hit theaters on a limited run this summer.