Pitchfork: Do you pay much attention to new music at all? Do you have the time for it?
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem: I don't really have that much time. I guess I'm interested but I guess I'm not. I would like to be interested. I have this vague sort of prejudice where I'm like "Ehh". But, you know, I like being proven wrong. And I like being proven wrong by stuff where everyone's like "Oh yeah, they're big!" I'm like, "What's this? This is interesting!" People say, "That's the Drums. Everybody knows what that is." And I'm like, "Oh, I like this!" Like a year later. I remember I did that with Arcade Fire like two years after the fact. I said, "Who's this? This is good!" And everyone's like, "Oh, Jesus." I'm not like, y'know, [mimes being on the Internet]. "What are the kids doing?" But it's tough. It wears you out, as Thom Yorke said. I just think there's too much music. It's too easy to release music.
— interview, last Monday
« Older An attempt at a collaborative translation of Plato... | The Impossible Music Sessions ... Newer »
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments
Buy a Shirt