James Murphy knows where to see all of his friends tonight. When the former LCD Soundsystem bandleader announced he was opening The Four Horsemen, a Williamsburg wine bar, it seemed like an IRL manifestation of self-parody that Gentrified Brooklyn™ has used to skewer itself fictionally for years; the jokes to make here are just too easy. Show More Summary
Recently, Heineken announced that they would be helping James Murphy in his ongoing effort to replace the current subway turnstile noise with whatever sound James Murphy finds more pleasant. His project is called Subway Symphony, and for years the MTA has said it's not gonna happen. Show More Summary
James Murphy has been working on his pet project of changing the sound of the New York City subway turnstiles to something nicer for a long, long time. He recently partnered with Heineken to make this so-called Subway Symphony a reality, but the MTA gave him a pretty firm, unequivocal “no,” saying that the harsh […]
For many New Yorkers, the subway is like the ninth circle of hell. On a bad day, it's a glorified rat tunnel. On a good day, it gets you to work on time. Erstwhile LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy is out to prove otherwise with his Subway Symphony project,... More »
Noise pollution is all around us. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy wants to transform turnstiles into instruments. "Every time you swipe your MetroCard, the turnstile emits a flat, unpleasant 'beep'. Each turnstile emits its own beep,Show More Summary
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Heineken are embarking on an unlikely quest, to bring music to the turnstiles of the New York subway, and give each station its own unique musical signature. Read on to see how you can help...
Since essentially “retiring” his LCD Soundsystem project in 2011, DJ/producer James Murphy, who’s also the co-founder of DFA Records, has indulged in a variety of somewhat offbeat efforts related in some way to music. Now that he’s collaborated with IBM to create music out of tennis match data during last year’s U.S. Show More Summary
Though NYC's MTA is being unsupportive, James Murphy has found a partner in Heineken and its Open Your City campaign that aims to make legendary cities even better. Together, Murphy and Heineken hope to launch a grassroots campaign to present to the MTA by the end of the year. "Subway Symphony...
LCD Soundsystem frontman wants to soundtrack subway turnstiles with unique musical chords.
Back in 2013, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy announced his dream of making the turnstiles at New York City subway stations produce sound. Then, last year, he previewed a snippet of what that music might sound like. Now, Murphy has announced an official partnership with Heineken to make the plan a reality (via Stereogum). Show More Summary
For a very, very long time, James Murphy has been trying to change the harsh sound that New York City subway turnstiles make when you go through them to something prettier. Last year, he debuted a preview of what his concept would sound like, and now he’s partnered with Heineken to try and make it […]
Dan Murphy goes nude for the premier cover story from Citizen Homme magazine. Photographed by James Demitri, Dan fearlessly stars in a story entitled Where the Wild Things Are. The post Dan Murphy goes Nude for Citizen Homme Cover Shoot appeared first on The Fashionisto.
Roasted whole porgy, warm farro, shaved zucchini, and fermented radishes. When LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy told David Chang that he planned to serve food at his Williamsburg wine bar, the Four Horsemen, he says that the Momofuku chef yelled at him for two hours. Show More Summary
For many years, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem has been attempting to bring his project, Subway Symphony, to our mass transit system. His goal is to bring a welcoming tone to the turnstiles, which would replace the current one you hear when you swipe your MetroCard. Show More Summary
Four Horsemen's vintage McIntosh soundsystem / wine racks (via @fourhorsemenbk) While James Murphy has his hands full with his new wine bar in Williamsburg, he's not letting his it completely rule his life. He'll be spinning at Output on June 19. The...
What’s a dream machine? What does the title of Sade Murphy’s newest collection, Dream Machine, reveal about the content inside? James Pate writes, “The title seems two-fold. The book could be called a “dream machine” in the sense that it offers us a series of dreams within its pages (the book as dream machine). But […]
U2 kicked off their Innocence + Experience world tour in Vancouver last night, and from the looks of this video, James Murphy isn’t the only one who’s losing his edge. U2’s longtime guitarist David Howell Evans — known to most everyone as The Edge — missed, uh, the edge of the stage last night. You […]
"They're not all cloudy or funky or taste like poop or shoes." For LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, a fascination with natural wine began after drinking a bottle of Frank Cornelissen MunJebel Bianco 3. As he told the Times this week, it "was just so crazy... Show More Summary
Williamsburg, which is fast becoming geographical embodiment of LCD Soundsystem's "New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down," will soon get a new wine bar courtesy of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. Farewell, edge, you shall never return now. [ more › ]
You know the rare feeling when you talk to that person at the party who emits nonchalant coolness — and you totally connect?… Read More