This Isn’t Happening: James Murphy Says LCD Soundsystem Isn’t Reforming


Despite LCD Soundsystem releasing the celebratory documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits in 2012 chronicling the end of the band and continually maintaining that the famed dance-punk outfit is now forever in the past tense, rumors have been periodically popping up stating the opposite since the New York band called it a day in 2011. Call these rumblings wishful thinking. With DFA Records’ 12-year anniversary party taking place next month in New York City, frontman James Murphy felt it was necessary to take to Facebook last night and nix any scuttlebutt that the much beloved band would be reuniting. Here’s James’ statement in its unedited entirety. Read it and weep.

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.

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy Files $93K Lawsuit Against DFA Records Label Partner


According to former LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records co-founder James Murphy (pictured) has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court against DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy. Murphy is seeking nearly $100,000 from Goldsworthy for allegedly failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts.
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James Murphy Collaborating with Ron Howard

James Murphy, of the now defunct LCD Soundsystem, has partnered with Canon for “Project Imaginat10n,” where he’ll pick ten consumer photos to inspire a short film he directs under the mentorship of Ron Howard. Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Biz Stone and Georgina Chapman are also part of this endeavor.

Here’s how it works: Fan upload photos to Canon and Howard will then edit down the images withMurphy and each director will then choosing 10 photos to inspire their films.

In the video below filmed in Brooklyn, Murphy explains the story of his photos and what they mean to him – perhaps inspiring consumers to submit and be part of the process.

Obligatory press gush fro James Murphy: “I like to make things, it doesn’t matter what, so this project makes me really happy. My first camera was a Canon AE1-P that I saved up and bought myself in the 80s and I’ve been a Canon guy ever since. I now have about eight or nine Canon cameras, including a mint 1014XL-S super 8 sound camera that I’ve had modified for crystal sync! I’m excited to direct something narrative, and really looking forward to working with Ron Howard, learning as much as I can.”