Posts tagged LCD Soundsystem
#skoaradio 11/14/2015 liner notes
"Kibbe, aren't you posting these liner notes kind of late?"

"Kibbe, aren't you posting these liner notes kind of late?"

I'm late to getting this up. Sorry. Clearly from the amount of posts I've done so far today I'm trying tog get caught up. It's a nice problem to have with 3 fire shows in a week being the root of not being able to get #content out on time.

Anyway, this is going to be the last time I put together a separate playlist for the show. That's right, from now on you'll have to scramble to pull the songs from a playlist that I'm going to be changing on the regular. This is mutually beneficial because it will force me to get these out sooner rather than later so you can snatch up the goodies I share with you.

Hope you're having a great weekend fam!



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Feel free to grab this playlist, obvi.

[Watch] James Murphy Discusses His Life and Career with Red Bull Music Academy

Red Bull Music Academy has been curating a lot of exciting things in New York this month, but among the most exciting was a 90-minute interview with James Murphy. In front of a 60-plus audience of students Murphy discussed various aspects of his life and career, including the history of DFA Records, his favorite songs and influences, his personal style, his DJ sets and more. Watch the full interview below, and trust me it's worth it.

In other James Murphy news, he recently spoke with Rolling Stone about his role on Arcade Fire's new album. He revealed that the band had been recording at DFA Records' studio in March, and that his role was more along the lines of suggesting ways to approach or fine-tune aspects of the record. He then said, "I think it’s going to be a really great record, actually. I’m eager to see it come out."

Once again teaming up with Red Bull Music Academy, Murphy recently performed a DJ set in New York celebrating DFA Records' 12-year anniversary (also see RBMA's related short documentary). Stream his full set below.

[Watch] Red Bull Music Academy's Short Documentary on DFA Records

This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the James Murphy, Jonathan Galkin and Tim Goldsworthy-founded DFA Records, one of the definitive record labels of the dance-punk scene over the last decade. Red Bull Music Academy has released a rather fascinating short documentary in honor of the occasion. Titled 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic, the film chronicles the history of the label and its founders, as well as its artists (including Murphy's now defunct LCD Soundsystem). Watch it below.

[News] James Murphy Confident LCD Soundsystem Won't Reunite

Just over two years ago, LCD Soundsystem performed their farewell concert, a moment that saddened fans but celebrated the life of an amazing band. Last year James Murphy considered reuniting the band to record a song, but it seems he has changed his mind. With all of the former band members busy with their own projects, Murphy contemplated the possibility of a reunion. He recently took to the LCD Soundsystem Facebook page, saying:

pat is in the studio working on his new thing, al is on tour with hot chip and making new things as new build, tyler is off in berlin being tyler and dj’ing and making music and mixes, nancy is dj’ing in europe and working on new music with the juan and others, gavin and matt are touring and making things in the crystal ark, DSS just did that crazy beck sound and vision 360 thing, and i’m home moving furniture and cleaning up today after a stint of doing some dj’ing and producing. all in all it’s pretty good.
i fully respect and appreciate that people miss us as a band–it’s a huge compliment–but i also realize that we the band are just friends and we make things together and eat food together, and STILL ALL GO OUT AND DO THINGS, just not all together as LCD.
some come see us do our various things and say hi! it’s been so nice to get to know a bunch of really good people in a totally different context to the “big-ish band getting bigger” way we were a little stuck in.
thanks to everyone for being so amazingly supportive and nice to us.
i guess that’s my candy-assed thought for the day… now back to unpacking kitchen stuff.

Seems like a LCD Soundsystem is highly unlikely, at least for the time being.

[News] James Murphy Squashes Rumors that he's Producing New Arcade Fire and Yeah Yeah Yeahs Albums

Rumors have been circulating about James Murphy's involvement with the new albums from Arcade Fire and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, where it was thought he was serving as producer. The former LCD Soundsystem frontman spoke with The Huffington Post, where he addressed the recent rumors:

We don’t work like that. Because I work with friends, if I have time and they’re doing something and I’m on the East Coast, then we can do something. But also they don’t need a producer, in a way. They produce themselves. When I was making my record, any number of people came and spent a couple weeks or a week hanging out and being involved in the process."

 He went further to address his recent in studio time with Yeah Yeah Yeahs member Nick Zinner:

I just did a little fun stuff. Nothing really big; I don’t have time and they don’t have time. I think they’re done with their record now, I was just fussing around. I didn’t make their album. They’re just friends."

[News] Download LCD Soundsystem's 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Documentary

A month after LCD Soundsystem's concert film Shut Up and Play the Hits debuted for a one-night-only theatre screening, the documentary is now available to purchase digitally on iTunes. An important thing to note, though, the iTunes purchase will only nab you the documentary itself, while the three-disc physical release will include the documentary, the full concert and a handful of extras. The physical release will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on October 9th.

Check out the trailer for the documentary below.

[Watch] James Murphy visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Although LCD Soundsystem called it quits last year they're new documentary, Shut Up and Play the Hits, will be released for one night only next weekend in Theaters across the US. Last night to support the release James Murphy rocked up to Jimmy Fallon in an all white suit to chat about the release. He also had a little jam with The Roots. Those guys can make anything sound good huh? Check it out at the top via The Audio perv.

[News] James Murphy Considers Reuniting LCD Soundsystem to Record a Song

In a recent interview with The New York Times, James Murphy gave some interesting hints at his future and the future of his former band LCD Soundsystem. One of the more prominent bits of information was Murphy's idea of possibly reuniting LCD Soundsystem to record a song for an upcoming movie. He did not specify what the movie was called or who was directing it, but he did entice us with the statement that he was asked to record a cover of a song for the soundtrack and that all of the former members of the band were seemingly into the idea.

Aside from LCD Soundsystem, Murphy seems to be keeping himself fairly busy, taking part in little synth projects here and there, as well as recording with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons, and The Julie Ruin. And in non-musical related projects, Murphy will soon be opening his own store in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn called House of Good. There, he will sell his own line of coffee as well as custom luggage designed by the man himself.

Another LCD Soundsystem reminder, the documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, which chronicles the band's famed farewell concert at Madison Square Garden, will premiere on July 18th only in theaters across North America.