James Murphy

James Murphy



James Murphy (born February 4, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and DJ. His most well-known musical project is LCD Soundsystem, which first gained attention with its debut single "Losing My Edge" in 2002 before releasing its eponymous debut album in February 2005 to critical acclaim and top 20 success in the UK. LCD Soundsystem’s second and third studio albums, Sound of Silver (2007) and This Is Happening (2010) respectively, were met with universal acclaim from several music review outlets.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Both albums have also reached the top 50 in the Billboard 200.[8]

LCD Soundsystem has been recognized as a major force in recent music and on March 5, 2013 was named one of Rolling Stone’s New Immortals- "currently active (or relatively recently defunct) artists who [they] think will stand the test of time."[9] In 2011, it was announced that LCD Soundsystem would disband with a final show on April 11, 2011 at Madison Square Garden. In the following years, Murphy continued to pursue other artistic projects: some music related, others not. In early 2016, the band announced a reunion as well as an appearance at the 2016 Coachella Festival, with a new album and expanded tour to follow.



LCD Soundsystem
The Next Day
The Next Day is the twenty-fourth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 8 March 2013 on his ISO Records label, under exclusive licence to Columbia Records.
Greenberg: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to Noah Baumbach's film Greenberg.
The Comedy
The Comedy is a 2012 drama film directed and co-written by Rick Alverson, and starring Tim Heidecker.

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Over-the-radar dance-punk kingpin James Murphy D.J.s under the radar (and under West 16th street)
Politico  –  June 28, 2016
A respectable but by no means teeming crowd made its way down into the tiny, well-appointed Electric Room deep below West 16th Street last night to hear James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, one of the other crucial creative members of the legendary Brooklyn dance ...
Inside Despacio, James Murphy and 2manyDJs' dance music utopia
The Verge  –  April 28, 2016
Coachella has to be the most celebrity-obsessed of all major music festivals currently in operation, and the man behind the decks at the moment happens to be James Murphy ... in 2013 to introduce a more alternative dance scene to Coachella, seem ...
James Murphy Installs Subway Symphony Project In Underground New York Park
mxdwn  –  July 8, 2016
Frontman of LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy has just announced a revolutionary change that ... “I want to turn the cacophony of the subway into unique pieces of music. It might seem like a small thing, but that’s exactly the point. This is such an ...
James Murphy's Subway Symphony installed in underground New York park
NME  –  July 7, 2016
James Murphy's Subway Symphony project has been installed in an ... I want to turn the cacophony of the subway into unique pieces of music. It might seem like a small thing, but that’s exactly the point. This is such an easy way to make this great ...
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Installs "Subway Symphony" In Underground Park In New York City
Artist Diret  –  July 7, 2016
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, and various other bands and solo ... city known around the world for it's nearly unforgiving toughness. I also love sound, and music. Unfortunately, the sound of the subway is kind of a drag. Every time you swipe your ...
James Murphy's Musical Turnstile Gets Tested at the Lowline Lab
Curbed  –  July 7, 2016
Once upon a time, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy proposed a rather whimsical addition to the ... one for each station in the subway system … part of an intersecting larger piece of music, which would run from station to station." Sounds cool, right?

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