LCD Soundsystem’s original song “White Noise” for the Oscars?

Netflix’s upcoming movie “White Noise” could find itself in the Oscar race for Best Original Song with a new track from longtime Brooklyn dance-rock band LCD Soundsystem, Variety learned exclusively.

The new film from writer, director and producer Noah Baumbach will feature the track “New Body Rhumba,” the band’s first new original recording in five years. The single will be released later in 2022.

Formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2002 by DJ-producer-frontman James Murphy, the band released a solid string of albums before disbanding in 2011 to much fanfare, including a big farewell gig in Madison Square. Garden, documented in the concert film “Shut Up and Play the Hits. However, just five years later, the band reformed for a headlining spot at the Coachella festival, a new tour and a new studio album, causing so much grunt from fans that Murphy apologized.The album “American Dream” was released in 2017 and won the group their first Grammy, with the song “Tonite” winning the award. for Best Dance Recording the following year. Most recently, LCD played most of a planned 20-date residency at Brooklyn Steel in late 2021, but had to cancel the final dates due to the surge in demand. ‘Omicron.

Netflix has had a solid record of Oscar nominations in music categories, earning five in the past four years, including Mary J. Blige’s “Mighty River” from the movie “Mudbound.” The streamer has also been lucky with its incoming songwriters, earning five nominations for Best Original Score since 2020, including for Baumbach’s latest film, “Marriage Story” for Randy Newman. Additionally, the drama features a score by four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman, who also worked on Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

WHITE NOISE – (LR) Don Cheadle (Murray) and Adam Driver (Jack). Credit: Wilson Webb/NETFLIX © 2022


“White Noise” will be the opening film of the Venice and New York Film Festivals this year, the film that will hold the two coveted selections. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo and tells the story of a contemporary American family trying to cope with the mundane conflicts of everyday life. The film stars Oscar nominees Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman” and “Marriage Story”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird” and “Little Women”) and Don Cheadle (“Hotel Rwanda”). Baumbach is a three-time Oscar nominee for “The Squid and the Whale” and “Marriage Story.”

Netflix has yet to set an official release date with the recently released trailer ending “coming soon”.

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Additional reporting by Jem Aswad.

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