May 31, 2013


James Murphy Talks Producing Arcade Fire

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When former LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy spoke with Rolling Stone about producing tracks for Arcade Fire's upcoming fourth album, he remained nearly as tight-lipped about the project as the band itself.

"I think it's going to be a really great record, I'm eager to see it come out," Murphy told RS. And that's about as wordy as he got when teasing the Grammy winners' new LP.

Murphy did touch on how his studio 'tude differed from theirs. "I might have a different way of approaching how to finish, or how to accomplish, an end result that really works," Murphy said. Additionally, Murphy admitted he hardly felt necessary at times: "There's a lot of them, and they're mostly self-produced. They don't need a producer in a certain way, so I didn't know how it would go."

Regardless, we're pretty psyched to hear what Murphy—who also produced the recent Yeah Yeah Yeahs album—and AF came up with in the studio. But we'd be more excited if they'd release a single from the upcoming album. The last new song from them was on last year's Hunger Games soundtrack. I mean, we've heard some new stuff via YouTube concert footage, but it's just not the same. Throw the fans a bone, Win.