James Murphy Begins New 'Subway Symphony' Campaign

June 15, 2015

Though NYC's MTA is being unsupportive, James Murphy has found a partner in Heineken and its Open Your City campaign that aims to make legendary cities even better. Together, Murphy and Heineken hope to launch a grassroots campaign to present to the MTA...


James Murphy to Open Brooklyn Wine Bar Next Month

May 12, 2015

Former LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy will open up a new wine bar, the Four Horsemen, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn next month, The New York Times reports. Located at 295 Grand Street, the 40-seat spot will focus...


Hear James Murphy's Minimalist David Bowie Cover

March 19, 2015

LCD Soundsystem's former leader James Murphy has found the perfect David Bowie song to cover for Noah Baumbach's upcoming film about the growing pains of becoming middle-aged. Murphy gives a minimalist, instrumental take on the Station to Station...


James Murphy Chills Out on New Song

March 17, 2015

The anxiety of aging has been a theme in James Murphy's work since he mulled his inevitable obsolescence on LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge." While he's dispatched the reference-laden lyrics, the same neurosis is still apparent on...



The Misfits Take Manhattan: The Best of the Early '00s NYC Scene

June 19, 2014

For a few years in the '00s, it seemed like everyone living in the Lower East Side had a band. These are the songs that poured out of bars (and the Bowery) and into the night.

Album Review

The Long Goodbye: Live at Madison Square Garden

May 19, 2014

For a band built on dance music's in-the-moment bliss, there's an unseemly sadness about this document of LCD Soundsystem's 2011 farewell gig in New York.  At least the DVD doc Shut Up and Play the Hits lets you see the revelry. Yet the sound, cleaned...


LCD Soundsystem 'Long Goodbye' Exhibition to Be Held in New York

April 3, 2014

Record shop Rough Trade NYC is hosting an LCD Soundsystem interactive gallery beginning Monday, in anticipation of the now-defunct dance-rock crew's posthumous release The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden. The exhibit will display...


James Murphy: Dance Music 'Makes Me Want to Vomit'

February 28, 2014

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy called today's commercial dance music "repellent" and said that "it makes me want to vomit” in an interview Thursday. Speaking at a Red Bull Music Academy session in Norway (via Music Week), Murphy...


The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...


Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the Kleenex on 'Ezra's Interlude'

April 17, 2014

So far, electro-pop funkateers Chromeo have teased their new album White Women with a series of certifiably slinky dance floor jams — like the Toro y Moi featuring "Come Alive" and the drop dead sexy, but cheekily neurotic, "Jealous (I Ain't With...


Joy Division Debut EP Reissued for Record Store Day

March 20, 2014

Joy Division's 1978 debut EP An Ideal for Living will be reissued with new artwork for this year's Record Store Day, according to a post on the group's Facebook. The new version was remastered at Abbey Road Studios in London by the band's longtime...


LCD Soundsystem Issuing Final Concert on Vinyl Box Set

February 27, 2014

Three years after LCD Soundsystem called it quits with a nearly four-hour concert, the group will be issuing the concert as a five-LP box set. Available on Record Store Day, April 19th, The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden will...



James Murphy Talks New Music, LCD Soundsystem Live Album

December 11, 2013

Since disbanding LCD Soundsystem in 2011, James Murphy has busied himself with all kinds of exciting new projects – from producing Arcade Fire to remixing David Bowie to filmmaking with Ron Howard to perfecting a signature espresso blend. Now, in...


James Murphy Talks 'Reflektor' Sessions

November 4, 2013

Three years after since saying goodbye to LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy is busier than ever. He just released Little Duck – a short film he directed for Canon’s Project Imaginat1on. Mentored by Ron Howard, Murphy picked ten photos out of thousands...


Is the New Arcade Fire Single Arriving Next Week?

September 3, 2013

A radio DJ in Australia, Richard Kingsmill, tweeted that a new Arcade Fire single will be available on September 9th at 9 p.m. EST, while the band's label, Merge Records, confirmed to Rolling Stone today that something Arcade Fire-related would be happening...


James Murphy Writing Music for Broadway Play

June 19, 2013

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy told Rolling Stone last month that he was writing music for a play – and it turns out to be a Broadway production. The 25 DJs That Rule the Earth: James Murphy According to Playbill, the versatile musician is set...


James Murphy's Espresso Blend Is Finally Done

December 4, 2013

In January 2012, a few months after disbanding LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy revealed that he was developing his own signature espresso blend. That was nearly two years ago. Whatever happened to his long-promised coffee? "It's done," Murphy tells Rolling...


Arcade Fire Play Secret Show in Montreal

September 10, 2013

Arcade Fire adopted the name of their new single and upcoming album when they played an intimate last-minute concert yesterday as the Reflektors at the Salsatheque in their hometown of Montreal, CBC News reports. About 100 tickets, priced at...


New Arcade Fire Album Is 'Epic,' James Murphy Says

July 16, 2013

James Murphy is pretty excited about the new Arcade Fire album. The former LCD Soundsystem frontman, who has helped produce the band's fourth album, told NME that the record sounds awesome so far. "It sounds like Arcade Fire in the way that only Arcade...


James Murphy Gets Deep in Extensive Talk

May 30, 2013

James Murphy was exhausted, but you wouldn't have known it to hear him speak on Monday afternoon at the Red Bull Music Academy headquarters. Following a whirlwind week that included the 12th anniversary party for his DFA Records label and severe lack...