“Shut Up and Play the Hits” Finds North American Distribution

[9 April 2012]

By Comfort Clinton

Thanks to Oscilloscope Laboratories, the legacy of dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem will live on. Known for singles like “Daft Punk is Playing at My House” and “All My Friends”, LCD Soundsystem gave their last performance as a group in February of 2011. They released three albums, LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver, and This Is Happening, which reached it to the Billboard Top 10. Filmmakers Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace document the band’s history in Shut Up and Play the Hits, which made its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and ran an encore presentation at the SXSW Festival.

It was announced last week that Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the North American rights to the film and intends to screen it in limited nationwide engagements this upcoming summer. Produced by Lucas Ochoa and Thomas Benski of Pulse Pictures, Shut Up and Play the Hits charts LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy’s journey from the band’s explosive farewell performance at Madison Square Garden to the following morning. The band’s history is exceptional in that Murphy made the calculated choice to disband LCD Soundsystem when it was at its prime, ensuring that it would “go out on a high note”. This choice left fans clamoring for more—a desire that Shut Up and Play the Hits is sure to help fulfill.

Below, check out the official trailer for Shut Up and Play the Hits, coming to select theaters this summer, and relive the glory days.

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