March 4, 2013


James Murphy Suing DFA Records Co-Founder

Rachel Murray
Rachel Murray

Throwing in the towel on LCD Soundsystem has given James Murphy time to follow new pursuits: Producing Arcade Fire, recording with Andre 3000/Gorillaz, writing a novel, filming a movie with Ron Howard and now, suing his DFA Records co-founder for nearly $100,000.

In a lawsuit filed Friday, Murphy alleges Tim Goldsworthy—a British DJ who was one of three DFA co-founders in 2001—abused the company credit card, failed to perform services he was paid for and made unauthorized withdrawals. The lawsuit claims DFA's "attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed," forcing them to seek $93,899 through the Manhattan Civil Supreme Court. 

The troubles stem back to 2010, when Jonathan Galkin, the third DFA Records co-founder, said Goldsworthy unexpectedly moved back to England "without informing anyone here at DFA."

Over the last 12 years, DFA has released acclaimed albums from Hot Chip, The Rapture, Yacht, Hercules & Love Affair and, of course, LCD Soundsystem.

Just think: If Murphy's beloved New York can bring him down, what will a lawsuit against a former friend do?