James Murphy Talks New LCD Soundsystem Album: "I'm doing what I set out to do on Sound of Silver, which is take more chances"
Published Sep 01, 2009At long last, DFA head James Murphy has dropped some concrete details about his upcoming third LCD Soundsystem album. The record is a follow-up to 2007's fantastic Sound of Silver LP, and while a title and release date have yet to be announced, Murphy has said, among other things, that it would be out in early 2010.
In a recent interview with Mojo [via Fact], Murphy reveals that he's currently at work on the record in Los Angeles, saying, "We've been recording in a mansion. It sleeps ten and there's an amazing pool and it felt pretty amazing."
The band apparently even have a personal chef. "She was super-tapped into hipster lesbian disco L.A. and we were throwing parties with her all the time and eating incredible food," Murphy explains.
The L.A. backdrop also appears to be providing some bizarre inspiration for the record, with Murphy saying, "We decided, 'let's make Los Angeles an imaginary Los Angeles of the soul from 1973.' Everyone had to wear white all the time, so it's like some sort of creepy fucking cult, and we'd go to parties, ten people in a minivan all in white, and we'd have enough of an impact on how Los Angels operated. You leave a dent."
As for the actual record, Murphy says it's currently "just a bunch of sprawling instrumentals." He goes on to describe the album a little more, saying, "I'm working on a song called 'Why Do You Hate Music?' Everyone seems to hate music right now, even people who make music. There's a song called 'Love in L.A.,' which has an Eddy Grant, Sly & Robbie feel. I'm doing what I set out to do on Sound of Silver, which is take more chances."
Hopefully, Murphy will be finished in time for an early 2010 release, as it sounds as if this may be the perfect party album to kick off a new decade.