LCD Soundsystem is undeniably one of the most influential bands in the indie rock genre, particularly for their impact on dance music’s mainstreaming in the United States, even decades after their debut. Many fans still want to see this band live, as seen by this year’s highly anticipated spate of underplay performances in New York. There’s a solid explanation for it as well! Because they’re still performing live old favorites and lesser-known songs to make these new gigs as memorable as possible for die-hard fans.
The band performed their first live gig in three years earlier this week, covering Spacemen 3’s “Big City” and bringing out other treasures like “On Repeat” and “Thrills,” which hadn’t been performed live in over a decade. They did, however, dust off one of their own songs that hadn’t been sung live in sixteen years at last night’s event. The band performed “Beat Connection” during their set at Brooklyn Steel last night, much to the surprise of longstanding fans who would have had to be at a show in 2005 to last hear it live. Check out the video above for a look at the performance, and keep a watch out for more surprises in this series of shows.