American Dream (stylized on digital releases as american dream) is the upcoming fourth studio album by American rock band LCD Soundsystem. It is set for release on September 1, 2017 through DFA Records and Columbia Records. It was first announced on January 5, 2016, the day after it was revealed that the band was reuniting after a disbandment lasting nearly five years. American Dream acts as the band's first album in seven years, following This Is Happening (2010). Prior to the album's release, LCD Soundsystem performed at large music festivals as well as smaller shows to promote their reunion. Two album tracks, "Call the Police" and "American Dream", were released together as the album's lead single on May 5, 2017.
Originally known as The Great American Dream, this Philadelphian quintet were local legends who'd opened for The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and many others. Packed with snappy songs and infectious good humor, their sole album was taped in New York's just-opened Record Plant in the fall of 1969, and marked Todd Rundgren's debut as producer. Issued in February 1970, it stands as one of the best pop-rock albums of its time, and makes its long-overdue CD debut here.
The "American Dream" is an ambiguous term as seen in popular culture. This pattern is reflected in music, television, film, and literature. The press keeps the term in print, and advertising capitalizes on the concept.People have many perceptions of what the "American Dream" is. For some, the dream is part of an ideology that snares and deludes. The dream is often portrayed as jingoistic. Self-determination, success, wealth, and acquisition are words often used to describe the "American Dream." For some, the dream denotes a set of social and moral ideals.