James Murphy has played down reports that he is set to work on new material with Arcade Fire and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
James Murphy isn't sitting still. LCD Soundsystem may be no more, but the songwriter has the small matter of an acting career and even a potential novel to pursue. When you factor in the release of 'Shut Up And Play The Hits'... he's kinda busy right now. So it should come as no surprise to learn that proposed collaborations with Arcade Fire and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs probably won't happen.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Radio 1 earlier this year, James Murphy mischievously hinted that he could be set to work on "the Abercrombie & Fitch record”. However chatting to the Huffington Post recently (via FACT), James Murphy claimed that subsequent reports were "probably not true".
The producer said: “We don’t work like that. Because I work with friends, if I have time and they’re doing something and I’m on the East Coast, then we can do something. But also they don’t need a producer, in a way. They produce themselves. When I was making my record, any number of people came and spent a couple weeks or a week hanging out and being involved in the process.”
Elsewhere, a clip from the studio appeared to show James Murphy working with Nick Zinner on new Yeah Yeah Yeahs material. Continuing, the produce insisted the sessions were: “Nothing really big; I don’t have time and they don’t have time. I think they’re done with their record now, I was just fussing around. I didn’t make their album. They’re just friends".