James Murphy to score new Noah Baumbach film ‘While We’re Young’

The LCD Soundsystem producer teams up with the director again, for the movie starring Ben Stiller and Beastie Boys' AdRock

James Murphy will collaborate with Noah Baumbach again to write the score for the director’s new film While We’re Young.

The film, according to The Film Stage tells a story of a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage breaks down when a younger couple come into their lives. It stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts in the lead roles, along with Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver and Beastie Boys’ Adam (AdRock) Horovitz.

Murphy and Baumbach previously worked together on 2010’s Greenberg, which also starred Stiller.


Among his many musical projects, Murphy recently brought his Despacio soundsystem – a collaboration with Soulwax duo David and Stephen Dewaele – to Glastonbury Festival. Murphy put together the huge rig with John Klett, a veteran New York sound guru who helped build his former DFA Records studio.

Back in February, Murphy also revealed a brief preview of his plan to make every New York subway station have its own music, so that people will later associate each location with a specific sound.