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Our weekly track countdown is still a toddler when it comes to Stereogum franchises, but it’s already teeming with vets. And a couple of repeat performers have made the list this week, one with a previously-unheard cut (following the recent debut of their acclaimed full-length) and another with a song that’s been floating around i… More »

It’s been a big week for DFA Records, what with Echoes celebrating its tenth anniversary and “All My Friends” getting thrown into the conversation of the Best Song Of The Millennium (and let’s be honest, it totally is). There’s also that new Shit Robot single featuring DFA pal Reggie Watts and Arcade Fire’s James Murphy-supervisedReflektorsaturation. More »

About a week and a half ago, the sports-and-culture website Grantland crowned OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” the “Best Song of the Millennium,” an accolade awarded just before the tenth anniversary of the song’s release this past Monday. This was the end result of a bracket that ran from August 22 to August 30, in which te… More »

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James Murphy Undeterred By MTA’s Subway Symphony Rejection

James Murphy has been working on his pet project of changing the sound of the New York City subway turnstiles to something nicer for a long, long time. He recently partnered with Heineken to make this so-called Subway Symphony a reality, but the MTA gave him a pretty firm, unequivocal “no,” saying that the harsh… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 23, 2015 - 2:06 pm

James Murphy Partners With Heineken On Unrealistic Subway Symphony Project

For a very, very long time, James Murphy has been trying to change the harsh sound that New York City subway turnstiles make when you go through them to something prettier. Last year, he debuted a preview of what his concept would sound like, and now he’s partnered with Heineken to try and make it… More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2015 - 1:27 pm

James Murphy And His Wife Are About To Open A Wine Bar, Have A Baby

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is opening a wine bar in Brooklyn called Four Horsemen. Presumably, he left “of the apocalypse” out of the bar’s title because he knew the above sentence would already have naysayers gnashing their teeth and he didn’t want to bait them further. Yet The New York Times dutifully reports on the… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 12, 2015 - 2:49 pm

New Artist-Led, Non-Profit Venue National Sawdust Coming To Williamsburg

The Williamsburg waterfront is getting a new music venue later this year, but this one doesn’t seem like it’s attempting to fill the void left by the shuttering of Glasslands, Death By Audio, and 285 Kent over the past year-and-a-half. Instead, the new artist-led non-profit aims to work with contemporary composers and support a variety… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Shit Robot – “Where It’s At” (Feat. Reggie Watts)

The producer and DFA Records mainstay Marcus Lambkin, who records under the delightful moniker Shit Roobt, makes a ferociously low-tech and propulsive form of old-school house music. His new single “Where It’s At,” which has nothing to do with Beck, is a total banger. It has a vocal from the singing and beatboxing comedian Reggie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2015 - 10:06 am

Hear James Murphy’s Cover Of David Bowie’s “Golden Years” For While We’re Young

While We’re Young is Noah Baumbach’s upcoming film about two 40-somethings feeling old and edgeless in Brooklyn. James Murphy scored the film, naturally, and we’ve heard small snippets of his contributions over the past month. Two days ago, Murphy premiered a gorgeous slice of ambient yearning called “We Used To Dance,” and today, we have… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / March 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm

James Murphy – “We Used To Dance”

Noah Baumbach’s upcoming film While We’re Young, due out 3/27, is about a couple of married, middle-aged creative types (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) whose lives are shaken up when they start hanging out with a pair of free-spirited young Brooklynites (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). Yes, that all sounds very Noah Baumbach-y. Fellow pondererMore »

By: Peter Helman / March 17, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Preview James Murphy’s Score From Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young

Noah Baumbach’s newest feature film, While We’re Young, will be released toward the end of this month. It’s bound to be a romanticized portrayal of young and not-so-young arty types trying to “find themselves” in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It’s destined to infuriate me. All prejudice aside, it’s very cool that James Murphy scored the film, and… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015 - 11:36 am

James Murphy’s Score And Bowie Remix Included On While We’re Young Soundtrack Out Next Month

James Murphy scored Noah Baumbach’s forthcoming film While We’re Young, an undoubtedly romanticized illustration of what it’s like to be a youth living in Brooklyn, starring Adam Driver (of course) and Amanda Seyfried (Why?). The good news is that the Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock can be seen cradling a baby in the trailer, and the excellent… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 5, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Stream James Murphy & IBM’s Album Of Remixes Made With Tennis Data

Back in August, James Murphy teamed up with IBM to make an album based on U.S. Open tennis data. Murphy and co. built a kind of algorithm using IBM Software that takes tennis match data (serve speed, number of aces, and several other things that I don’t understand) and generates it into music cues, creating… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Watch The Trailer For Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young Starring Ad-Rock And Scored By James Murphy

Noah Baumbach’s newest film While We’re Young, which is due out in March 2015, chronicles the life of a couple in their 40s (played by Naomi Watts and Ben Stiller) attempting to reconcile with the fact that they are no longer broke, artistic youths. In come Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried, your stereotypical happy-go-lucky Bushwick… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 4, 2014 - 2:48 pm

James Murphy Will Drum For Reunited NYC Art-Punks Dungbeetle This Weekend

Before James Murphy was an ultra-hip DJ, he was a punk. This weekend he’ll go back to those roots by sitting in on drums for NYC art-punks Dungbeetle at their reunion show. The reunion is taking place Saturday at the release party for the latest issue of Radio Silence at Le Poisson Rouge. Stephin Merritt,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Horror Film Festi, Feat. James Murphy, The National, Peter Gabriel, Fleet Foxes

Back in 2011 Arcade Fire and a bunch of their friends made a 21-minute horror movie called Festi. Today they’ve posted that movie, which involves murder and intrigue backstage at the band’s 2011 festival tour. Guests include James Murphy, the National, Peter Gabriel, Fleet Foxes, Slash, and Andrew Garfield (apparently “We Exist” wasn’t his first… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Watch Another Teaser For Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways, Which Will Apparently Include James Murphy

Foo Fighters will soon return with Sonic Highways, which is both an album and an HBO show. And in a new trailer for the TV show, we see a deeply random assortment of musicians who will apparently appear: Billy Gibbons! Carrie Underwood! Slash! Some of these people will presumably appear on the album, but we… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Inside Win Butler’s POP Vs. Jock III Celebrity Basketball Game And Afterparty

Who says indie rockers can’t dominate on the basketball court? At yesterday’s POP vs. Jock basketball game, played for the third year in a row at the POP Montreal festival, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and a group of musicians including his bandmate and brother Will, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and Nikolai Fraiture of The Stroke… More »

By: Greg Bouchard / September 21, 2014 - 8:30 am

Hear James Murphy’s U.S. Open Remixes

Back towards the start of the U.S. Open, James Murphy announced that he was teaming up with IBM to create an algorithm that would turn raw data from tennis matches into music. All of the music from the tracks are automatically created, but Murphy has picked a few to give a proper remix to. Titled… More »

By: James Rettig / September 9, 2014 - 8:55 pm

James Murphy Is Using U.S. Open Tennis Data To Make 400 Hours Of Music

As the former frontman of LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy has earned enough goodwill that he can spend the rest of his life farting around with film scores and coffee, and nobody will have any right to get mad about it. Murphy’s latest project is very much in the farting-around category, but it’s pretty interesting i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014 - 12:09 pm

James Murphy Scoring Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young Co-Starring Ad-Rock

The former LCD Soundsystem leader James Murphy last worked with filmmaker Noah Baumbach when he put together the dazed L.A. studio-pop score for Baumbach’s deeply uncomfortable 2010 movie Greenberg. And now, as SPIN points out, the two are working together again, as Murphy has done the score for Baumbach’s forthcoming film While We’re Young, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2014 - 9:03 am

You Can Buy James Murphy’s Specialty Coffee Now

James Murphy has been talking about selling his own blend of coffee ever since LCD Soundsystem was first breaking up, and a few months ago, he announced that he was done tinkering and the coffee was ready to go. And so it is. As Esquire reports (via Brooklyn Vegan), Murphy and the Blue Bottle Coffee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 9:42 am

Watch James Murphy Preview His Musical Subway Turnstile Concept

Since the spectacular planned demise of LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy has had all the time he needs to devote himself to a series of goofy passion projects. The latest, if he can pull it off, will certainly make the world a better place. It’s a plan to make the New York City subway system sound… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2014 - 9:29 am
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