James Murphy says American business has an execution problem. Why? Because we make things complex. “Complexity is the mortal enemy of good execution.” We tend to combat complexity with even more complexity. Simplicity is the SEALs answer...Show More Summary
1. "Why Leonardo DiCaprio Didn't Win the Oscar": Whether you're wholly indifferent towards the Oscars, I imagine you've wondered (at least once) why DiCaprio has yet to be awarded a golden statue. James S. Murphy at Vanity Fair offers a theory for this recurring outcome. Show More Summary
LCD Soundsystem frontman has some choice words for the state of EDM.
After pulling the plug on the best dance band of the 21st century, James Murphy has kept a relatively low creative profile. His vision of opening a Williamsburg store featuring sneakers, luggage, Dutch candy, and socks has yet to materialize, and a forthcoming subway sounds remix is still in pre-production. Show More Summary
Subway Symphony is a proposal by longtime New Yorker James Murphy (formerly of LCD Soundsystem) to change the shrill turnstile beeps in the New York City subway system into a pleasant-sounding music installation. Murphy proposes that the turnstiles be reprogrammed to play from a selection of up to five notes per station, so that a [...]
House of Good is “syrupy, well-balanced and thoroughly accessible.”
James Murphy has been talking about selling his own blend of coffee ever since LCD Soundsystem was first breaking up, and a few months ago, he announced that he was done tinkering and the coffee was ready to go. And so it is. As Esquire reports (via Brooklyn Vegan), Murphy and the Blue Bottle Coffee [...]
Murphy Here's more on James Murphy's Blue Bottle espresso, which coffee-company founder James Freeman described yesterday as a direct extension of Murphy's "deep and abiding love for coffee." The blend, called "House of Good," is "syrupy, well-balanced and thoroughly accessible," with "dried cherry, cocoa, meyer lemon" flavors. Show More Summary
A "syrupy, well-balanced and thoroughly accessible" espresso.
by Wyatt Marshall Lotsa Coffee Drippin': Murphy's blend Producer/DJ/director/man about town James Murphy may never see his plans to turn NYC subway cacophony into pleasant soothing xylophone sounds come to fruition, another long-brewing idea has now come to a boil. Esquire reports that...
Musician and self-described "subway geek" James Murphy has had a bit of time on his hands since LCD Soundsystem's curtain call, but he hasn't been idle. Inspired by the sounds of Tokyo's train system, Murphy has proposed that the turnstiles of New...
The Sledgehammer-esque music video for Talk is Cheap, by electronica artist Nicholas James Murphy aka Chet Faker, from his album Built on Glass. Toby & Pete made Chet live through four seasons in pseudo-time lapse stop-motion.
An interesting, (and, you have to admit, a wee bit pretentious) idea from James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Murphy thinks the turnstiles should make a richly harmonic series of bloops, which would then be in tune with each other and create a sort of haphazard improvised sound-piece when people are rushing to catch trains. Show More Summary
LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is trying to make the New York City subway system sound better. The Wall Street Journal reports that Murphy is currently spearheading a campaign, Subway Symphony, to introduce location-specific turnstile noises to each of the city’s 468 subway stations. Show More Summary
Former LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy does not like how the subway turnstiles sound. "They make this unpleasant beep and are all slightly out of tune from one another," he says in today's Wall Street Journal of the "quite brutal" mechanical squeal that rings out every time someone swipes... More »
LCD Soundsystem retired in 2011, and since then, co-founder James Murphy has DJ-ed numerous gigs and produced Arcade Fire’s last… Read More
A couple of years ago James Murphy proposed that we get rid of that high-pitched tone that sounds off whenever a MetroCard is swiped through a subway turnstile, and replace it with something more pleasant sounding. Turns out this was...Show More Summary
The crank and clang of subway turnstiles is abrasive and annoying in the best of times. But James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame wants to make those noises better. Read more...
James Murphy has been tinkering with a plan to bring NYC's subways into harmony for over a decade, and he's finally found his moment to act.
For the last 15 years, the former lead singer of LCD Soundsystem has been working to better the underground music scene. No, we aren’t talking about Bushwick warehouse parties. James Murphy wants to turn the incessant beeping of theShow More Summary