With LCD Soundsystem’s new record American Dream coming out in just two weeks time, the group have dropped a fresh new single, backed by a retro film clip which sees frontman James Murphy channelling his love of the ’80s.

Having already released the singles ‘American Dream’, and ‘Call The Police’, LCD Soundsystem are undoubtedly getting fans hyped up for their first album in seven years. But with the release of ‘Tonite’, the group show they’re back to their old tricks, both in terms of music and the accompanying visuals.

The film clip for ‘Tonite’ sees James Murphy and co. performing the track on a revolving platform, complete with ’80s video effects, and a brilliant handheld microphone by Murphy. In fact, we wonder if the track may have been inspired by Phoenix’s equally-retro clip for their recent track ‘J-Boy’?

‘Tonite’ is delivered in typical LCD Soundsystem style, with eclectic synths, gorgeous bass lines, and Murphy’s “own late era middle-aged ramblings”. Fans of the band might see some resemblance to the group’s early work, including the classic ‘Losing My Edge’, with Murphy spilling his verbose guts over some rather repetitive beats and melodies.

Aussie fans who were lucky enough to see the band recently might already have seen his one performed, with the track getting a play through at the band’s recent Splendour In The Grass performance, as well their side show at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena, which saw James Murphy criticise the venue’s namesake.

LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream is out On September 1st, but in the meantime, give ‘Tonite’ a spin below.

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