Murphy has been living in the city since 1989 and he's spent the better part of that time trying to get this Subway Symphony project off the ground. He claims his model would help the hearing and visually impaired just like the current plan, and would be a slam dunk to install when the MTA tweaks its turnstiles in 2019 and moves on from Metrocards. "We can't and won't do it," an MTA spokesperson told the Gothamist this month, but Murphy is undeterred. Now with a corporate sponsor, he checked in on the status of the project with Billboard.
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy to Open Wine Bar in New York
In addition to the Subway Symphony, Murphy also discussed what it's like when fans try to talk to him on the subway (it's nowhere near as awkward as it sounds!), why he doesn't listen to music on the subway, what book he's reading, and his favorite coffee spots at the moment. LCD may be done, but Murphy and his myriad passion projects aren't going anywhere. And that's a good thing.