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  1. Arcade Fire's 'Afterlife': No Longer Thinking About Death

    Emily Yoshida

    "Reflektor", the debut title track of the fourth album from Montreal alt-rena rockers Arcade Fire, certainly sounded like a new direction for the band, but longtime fans knew that was the same old ArcFi under James Murphy's funkified production and i...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  2. Arcade Fire Release New Single, Interactive Video. What Might The...

    Steven Hyden

    Last week, Arcade Fire began rolling out an advertising campaign for its upcoming album — which either doesn't have a title yet or doesn't have a title that's been announced — as well as the mystery album's first single, "Reflektor." The ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  3. 12 Years of DFA: Music, Memories, Hey Dude, and James Murphy on a...

    Amos Barshad

    If you lived in New York City around the midway point of the last decade and liked drinking, late at night, in dark places, you probably have some fond feelings toward DFA Records. As the story goes, the label — launched, in 2001, by then-DJs J...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  4. Ron Howard Directing a Jay-Z Movie, Mentoring James Murphy, Just ...

    Amos Barshad

    First he was aw-shucks Opie, then he was fancy Oscar-winning director guy, and now Ron Howard is ... nabbing corner tables at The Spotted Pig?! A few recent developments suggest that, in a dramatic career-third-act twist, these days, Ron Howard is pr...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  5. Just a Couple of Normal People on a Stage: LCD Soundsystem's Shut...

    Molly Lambert

    I had been a music snob for what seemed like a long time when LCD Soundsystem's debut single, "Losing My Edge," came out in 2002. I found it incredibly easy to identify with James Murphy's freaked-out, aging narrator and his complaints about the Inte...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  6. The S.S. Coachella Sets Sail: Pulp, Killer Mike, James Murphy Win...

    Amos Barshad

    From the Weezer Cruise to Holy Ship! to the — oh goodness me — R. Kelly Love Letter Cruise, the last few years have provided us with a rash of concert cruises contradicting the stodgy, stuffy stereotype of the institution. And now comes t...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  7. SXSW Q&A: Shut Up and Play the Hits

    Rembert Browne

    Two guys from Liverpool — Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern — set out to make a movie about LCD Soundsystem's final concert in Madison Square Garden. As an attendee of said concert, I have been eagerly awaiting this film, which doesn't hav...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  8. Andre 3000, Damon Albarn, and James Murphy Get Subbed Out by Cart...

    Amos Barshad

    What, exactly, is Andre 3000's thought process when it comes to leaving the plush, luxurious, and fully stocked underground bomb shelter he calls home? We don't hear from the guy for years, then he pops up on Ke$ha remixes and in Gillette commercials...

    Blog | February 29, 2012