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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

LCD Soundsystem Turns 10

When we revisited the early-’00s NYC rock boom back in November, one of the rules we put in place was that 2005 marked some kind of ending for that movement. We included songs from 2005, but that stuff seemed like the last gasp of the scene. By that year, the whole retro-rock/post-punk revival had lost… More »

By: Ryan Leas / January 23, 2015 - 10:25 am

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

The 10 Most Expensive Record Store Day ’14 Flips On Ebay

If you haven’t opened your Record Store Day purchases yet, you may want to throw it up on eBay instead. Just two days after the big day, RSD exclusives are being flipped for ridiculous amounts of money. Any list like this is imperfect and this is probably already out of date but we’ve combed through… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2014 - 3:24 pm

LCD Soundsystem Announce 5-LP Vinyl Of Final Concert

It was probably about an hour into LCD Soundsystem’s epic, nearly four-hour final show at Madison Square Garden that it occurred to me: If this were ever released as a live album, it could be the greatest of my generation. It was our Live At Leeds, our Last Waltz, our Stop Making Sense. It wa… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 27, 2014 - 12:01 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of 2013

Maybe it’s because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but as much as I love TV and movies on their own merits, the second or third sentence I’ll say about any given piece of visual media usually deals with what sort… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm

MS MR – “Dance Yrself Clean” (LCD Soundsystem Cover)

It’s now been more than two ears since we lost LCD Soundsystem. And it’s not like the world has been deprived of James Murphy’s music; he is, after all, a big part of why Reflektor sounds like it does. But it’s still easy to get a little bit misty about what we no longer have. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2013 - 10:30 am

LCD Soundsystem Soundtrack Samsung Galaxy Gear Commercial

Samsung has some sort of new smartphone wristwatch. It sort of reminds me of something Judy Jetson would be into. To advertise this little gadget they have a new commercial made of retro-futuristic clips of ’80s and ’90s TV and film characters utilizing similar products. LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great” soundtracks the ad. Check it out… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 13, 2013 - 7:56 am

Factory Floor And Holy Ghost!, DFA’s Yin And Yang

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / September 13, 2013 - 11:05 am

Deconstructing: LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” And Trying To Define The Best Song Of The Millennium

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / September 11, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Stream James Murphy’s Red Bull Music Academy DJ Set, Q&A

Last weekend, DFA Records celebrated its 12th Anniversary with a festival-type party at Brooklyn’s razzle-dazzled Grand Prospect Hall featuring live performances, turntable sets, culminating with night-capping in a DJ workout from its godhead James Murphy. We have some nice photos here to help you relive it a bit, but considering how difficult it is to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 31, 2013 - 10:32 am

Photos: DFA 12th Year Anniversary Show

On Saturday, Brooklyn’s gorgeous Grand Prospectus Hall hosted an anniversary party for the new millennial cool factory that is DFA. The label tweeted that they were expecting around 4,000 people, and if you factor in the lack of weekend L train service, the formal attire, and the pent-up enthusiasm of that considerable number of ticket-holder… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2013 - 10:00 am

The 10 Best LCD Soundsystem Songs

It’s kind of a stretch to connect James Murphy’s most recent dismissal of an LCD Soundsystem reunion with the release of “Get Lucky“, which happened within a few days of each other, but it’s still worth noting. After all, it has now been seven years since Murphy waited “seven years and fifteen days” (another reference… More »

By: Harley Brown / May 15, 2013 - 11:27 am

2012 In Review: Filling The LCD Soundsystem Void

2012 was the first full year without LCD Soundsystem since James Murphy distilled the fleeting essence of cool into seven-some comically heartrending minutes a decade prior. To remind us what we lost when the balloons came down and the lights came up at Madison Square Garden, directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace released Shut UpMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2012 - 12:32 pm

James Murphy Talks About His New Foray Into Filmmaking

Having recently put to bed one of the most beloved and deeply influential bands of the past decade, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is currently basking in the joys of relative unemployment. In addition to some sporadic DJ gigs and a few freewheeling recording sessions, the erstwhile pop star is currently involved in a… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / September 11, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Watch James Murphy On Fallon

Last night, James Murphy appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to talk LCD Soundsystem, his chance to write for Seinfeld, Shut Up And Play The Hits and more. He also momentarily took to jamming with the Roots. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 12, 2012 - 9:42 am

“Losing My Edge” Turns 10

“I’m losing my edge.
The kids are coming up from behind.
I’m losing my edge.”

James Murphy shouts out fifty-five musicians in LCD Soundsytem’s gut-wrenching first anthem, “Losing My Edge.” Most of them appear in a run at the song’s closing, as Murphy lists the loves of his record collection with… More »

By: Puja Patel / July 10, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Watch “Dance Yrself Clean” From The LCD Soundystem Doc

Today, a piece of the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits emerged on the web, a performance clip for the final-show-openingDance Yrself Clean.” The documentary, a film that chronicles the band’s final show and the immediate time period around it, is out 7/18. Watch the clip below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 8, 2012 - 10:42 am

Does This TGI Friday’s Commercial Rip Off LCD Soundsystem?

The latest installment of “Does This Rip Off That?” revolves around a TGI Friday’s commercial with a soundtrack strikingly similar to LCD Soundsystem’s “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House.” Not sure known foodie James Murphy approves of this or of the chain’s fare, but we can certainly speculate; I sure as hell didn’t see… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 24, 2012 - 1:31 pm
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