James Murphy

  1. Weird Merch: James Murphy's Coffee Is Here, Named After His Forthcoming Cafe

    February 26, 2014 4:29 PM EST In early 2012, James Murphy -- former LCD Soundsystem leader and Arcade Fire producer du jour -- first intimated his interest in producing his own coffee. Late last year, it was reportedly finished. Now, it's actually finished and available t ...

  2. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    October 01, 2013 12:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-t ...

  3. James Murphy On His New (McIntosh) Sound System, Producing Arcade Fire, a Music Industry 'That Makes Zero Sense'

    July 24, 2013 12:41 AM EDT James Murphy finally has his own very own (LCD) sound system. The DFA Records co-founder has teamed up with home entertainment company McIntosh Laboratory for Despacio, a custom-built sound system that he debuted at the U.K.’s Manchester Inter ...

  4. Red Bull Music Academy's Adam Shore: The Man Who Helped Bring Giorgio Moroder, Brian Eno and 234 Other Musicians to NYC

    May 29, 2013 1:46 PM EDT Adam Shore is absurdly busy. The independent music promoter and manager is in the midst of coordinating 38 events in 26 days with some 236 performing artists for this month's Red Bull Music Academy . Phalanxes of promoters, producers, manag ...

  5. DFA Label Documentary Short Celebrating 12th Anniversary Released (Watch)

    May 08, 2013 10:00 AM EDT DFA Records is now on a small screen near you (actually, below). Today, the Red Bull Music Academy released a 12-minute documentary short entitled “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA” that examines the history of NYC’s inf ...

  6. Brian Eno, Lee Scratch Perry, Giorgio Moroder Announced For Red Bull Music Academy NYC

    March 04, 2013 1:03 PM EST The Red Bull Music Academy today announced the complete line-up for the 15th edition of its music festival and conference to be held in New York City this spring and which will include 230 artists playing 37 shows at 34 venues between April 28 – M ...

  7. Backbeat: S.S. Coachella, With Sleigh Bells, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett, KCRW's Jason Bentley, Many More -- Ahoy!

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST The S.S. Coachella, the Goldenvoice-promoted music festival aboard Celebrity Cruise's Silhouette vessel, set sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas Dec 16-19 with bands that included Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Cloud Nothings, Sleig ...

  8. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 6:30 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto ...

  9. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  10. Backbeat: Governors Ball Dances With Chromeo, A-Trak Goes Bowling, Warner Bros., Solid Gold Execs Hang

    June 25, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Chromeo's Dave 1 and P-Thugg mug for the camera with manager Kevin Kocher. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) For its second year, New York City's Governors Ball took place from June 23-24 not on its namesake island, but the significantly bigg ...

  11. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  12. Creators Project San Fran Draws 25K, Will.I.Am, James Murphy, YYYs, More

    March 19, 2012 8:51 AM EDT San Francisco's Fort Mason where the Creators Project took place. (Photo by Bryan Derballa) Intel and VICE launched the third season of their world-touring "The Creators Project" in San Francisco Saturday and Sunday, drawing about 2 ...

  13. Great GoogaMooga Festival Comes To Brooklyn

    March 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Superfly Presents, the organization behind the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands music and arts festivals, is branching out to Brooklyn to bring a new food, drink and music festival to Prospect Park. Called The Great GoogaMooga, the festival will feature ...

  14. Beck, Santigold, Modest Mouse Headline Governors Ball Fest

    February 21, 2012 2:24 PM EST New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival has revealed the lineup for its 2012 edition, to be held June 23-24. The bill features -- as usual -- dance-friendly artists like Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Santigold, Major Lazer, Chromeo and Speci ...

  15. Gorillaz/Andre 3000/LCD's James Murphy's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:53 PM EST In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 300 had teamed up to record an original song f ...

  16. Sundance 2012: 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Sends off LCD Soundsystem in Style

    January 24, 2012 11:45 AM EST LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy, the star of the documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hits," received a standing ovation from the Egyptian Theatre crowd following the Sunday night premiere of the concert film about the end of his band. ...

  17. Iceland Airwaves Festival Draws With Big Indie Names but Keeps the Focus Local

    October 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Over the past week, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík was taken over for five days by the 13th annual Iceland Airwaves festival, with Americans like Beach House, John Grant, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Tuneyards playing alongsid ...

  18. Watch: Arcade Fire Join LCD Soundsystem Onstage For Farewell Show At Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Members of Grammy-winning indie rock band the Arcade Fire joined LCD Soundsystem on stage at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, handling background vocals on the song "North American Scum," off of LCD Soundsystem's 2007 album ...