LCD Soundsystem dug into their archives with performances of “Thrills” and “Yr City’s a Sucker” on <em>Saturday Night Live.
The Brooklyn-based band took to Saturday Night Live and instead of performing new tracks, they played a pair of deep cuts. LCD Soundsystem took to the stage and performed “Thrills” and “Yr City’s a Sucker” from their 2005 self-titled debut. The episode saw John Mulaney returning as host for the fifth time.
In addition to “Thrills” and “Yr City’s a Sucker,” LCD Soundsystem made a cameo in a musical sketch called “Subway Churro.” Featuring host John Mulaney, the group played guardian angels during the sketch.
Watch LCD Soundsystem’s performances of “Thrills” and “Yr City’s a Sucker” below.
During the performance, frontman James Murphy wailed lines like, “I’m on fire/ Because you want me/ Because you want me/ But my desire/ Is going to crush me.”
This wasn’t the first time LCD Soundsystem played Saturday Night Live. In fact, they performed on the show in 2017. While this time they played “Thrills” and “Yr City’s a Sucker,” last time they played two tunes from their fourth album, American Dream.
In December, LCD Soundsystem aired a holiday special starring Macaulay Culkin and Eric Wareheim. Titled The LCD Soundsystem Holiday Special, the show was part sitcom, part concert film. Directed by Tim & Eric’s Eric Wareheim, the special opened with a ’90s-style sitcom called All My Friends. In the special, actors play LCD Soundsystem living in one house. Wareheim stars as James Murphy, Christine Ko plays Nancy Whang, and Macaulay Culkin plays Pat Mahoney.