April 12, 2012


LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Is Writing a Novel

Bryan Derballa
Bryan Derballa

In a teaser clip for Shut Up and Play the Hits, the documentary about LCD Soundsystem's final show at Madison Square Garden last spring, frontman James Murphy admits that his older age played a role in breaking up the band. The narrator turns to him and says, "If you were a writer you'd still be young." Then Murphy mumbles, "Yeah, that's why I've always wanted to get into that." Well, now he is. For reals.

In an interview with GQ, Murphy says he's currently working on a book and that he may release it under a pseudonym so it's "considered fairly."

"I'm writing now, actually," he said. "A novel. I'm always making things, but whether they turn into something that I'll consider making a part of the public world is different. I mean, I write songs every day, but only once in a while do they go out into the public sphere."

He added, "I'm also dubious because as a person who's known for something else, something that I wrote might get published before it was ready. Maybe I'll have to send things in under a pseudonym, just so that they're considered fairly. Editing is no joke." 

He's right. Come on over, James, I'll edit you. I'm stringent—promise!