James Murphy | LCD audio system is in “full pause”
James Murphy says LCD Soundsystem is “on hiatus”.
The “All My Friends” hitmakers have been silent since their 2019 album “Electric Lady Sessions” – when they last performed live the previous year – and now the 51-year-old has admitted that they had no post-pandemic plan on schedule.
Appearing to Marc Maron on his ‘WTF’ podcast, James raised the possibility of any live performance and said, “We don’t rehearse. We’ll find something when the time comes.
“Right now, we’re on a break. Because of the nature of the band, when we’re not on tour, we’re just, like, back to normal life completely… Everyone’s doing something else.
“Everyone has their own activities. So, it’s up to us to put [a new album] together we just have to decide to do it.
Meanwhile, the musician also insisted that he “didn’t want to go out. [on tour] without new music “.
Meanwhile, James also spoke of “retiring from a job” while working on Davie Bowie’s latest album, “Blackstar,” after struggling to join halfway through the process.
He explained, “When I walk in I see David sitting in his chair and the rest of the band is in the other room playing… I didn’t know what I was supposed to do.
“I was having a hard time finding my way through this already moving machine… I was like, ‘Oh, excuse me while I squeeze in… Oh hey guys, have you thought about hearing what the fucking guy thinks? maybe you heard my songs? ‘ “
In the end, James made the difficult decision to step back.
Recalling his conversation with Bowie, he said: “‘Look man, I think I have to bring these things into my studio and work on these things myself – this is the instrument that I play.
“It wasn’t a good fit and it broke my heart. I had to leave: I kind of dissuaded myself from working. I don’t have that gene, man.