13 Aug
Black Flag, John Cale, Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire & more

James Murphy took to Rdio to present his Not Particularly Summery Summer Jam Mix Tape mixtape, a widely eclectic mix that mirrors his own musicologist-on-steroids interests. Everything from  eclectic playlist including artists like Black Flag, Fleetwood Mac and John Cale to Suicide, This Mortal Coil and Cabaret Voltaire. Give the 14-track mixtape below. Full track [...]


2 Nov
Minnesota-via-Philly band return in January with "Love Sign"

The great Free Energy return with the first music video from their upcoming sophomore album Love Sign. Makers of indie pop more catchy than Ebola, Free Energy return on “Electric Fever” from where they left off with their stunning 2010 James Murphy-produced debut Stuck on Nothing (check out our interview with Free Energy). The video [...]


After riling up fans and completely selling out every exclusive, one-night-only showing in North America of the their documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits (which we previewed here), LCD Soundsystem’s documentary can now be rented ($5) or purchased exclusively via iTunes for $12.99. Fit for diehard LCD Soundsystem fans and newcomers alike, “Shut Up and Play [...]


It was announced, and highly circulated around the internet, that Coachella and Goldenvoice have put together a steller little concert that’ll take place on a cruise ship (yes, like Holy Ship!), called the S.S. Coachella. The music cruise will be taking place this winter, venturing to the Bahamas December 16-19 and Jamaica December 19-23. The [...]


Los Angeles MOCA has scheduled a quite intriguing exhibit, Fire on the Disco, which will take a discriminating look at disco and its profound impact on music, art, and fashion. The exhibit is being co-curated by LCD Soundsystem ex-front man, DFA Records co-founder and disco/punk music enthusiast James Murphy and MOCA director Jeffery Deitch. Fire on [...]


26 Jun
Dirty Bird Records frontman & founder turns up the heat

We’re just a little over a month away from the fifth annual two-day HARD Summer music event at L.A.’s Historical State Park in Downtown L.A. Headliners include acts like dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man, the legendary James Murphy, Little Dragon, Miike Snow, Datsik, up-and-comer Lunice and perhaps most importantly the reunion of Bloc Party (whose highly [...]


20 Jun
Art Correspondent Freddi C conquers Spain's ultimate artistic city

Whenever I visit a new city for the first time I’m always armed with my trusty Lonely Planet travel book. Come the second visit, having gotten all the classic sightseeing locations stricken off my must-see-in-my-lifetime list, I dump the guide books and make sure to Facebook people residing in that same city and get the [...]


The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Shut Up & Play the Hits is in theaters… but only on July 18th!? C’mon, man! I guess we’ll take what we can get. In case you need a refresher, Shut Up & Play the Hits (previewed by us HERE) documents the final days of LCD Soundsystem’s career [...]

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