June 3, 2014 19:23

James Murphy says he has 'no doubts' about ending LCD Soundsystem

However he added that 'There are times when I miss it a lot'

James Murphy says he has 'no doubts' about ending LCD Soundsystem

Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has said that he has "no doubts" about finishing the band three years ago.

An unabridged version of the band's final gig, 'The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden', was recently released. The band played their last ever show on April 2, 2011 in New York. When asked by Rolling Stone if he ever wondered if it was a mistake to end the band, Murphy commented: "I've never had any doubts about that. What was looming was either make something terrible, or make something willfully obscure, or become bigger — and none of those were all that enticing. So it felt pretty good. But that doesn't mean that I don't miss it. There are times when I miss it a lot."

He went on to say that he will not be producing any other artists this year, having previously worked with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire and Klaxons. "No, none. I don't really like to do it too much, frankly," he said.

'The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden' initially came out as a five-LP set on April 19, Record Store Day, with a wider vinyl and digital release taking place last month. The recording comes in at almost four hours long. The show was also documented by the film Shut Up And Play The Hits.

Earlier this year Murphy made his coffee line available to buy online. Murphy's brand of hot beverages, which are sold under the banner House Of Good, were made in collaboration with coffee company Blue Bottle. They are now selling a pound bag of the coffee on their official website for $26 (£15.50) each.


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