James Murphy has insisted he doesn’t feel nostalgic about the demise of LCD Soundsystem.
The band played their final show in April of last year at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, as documented in the film Shut Up And Play The Hits, which is released on DVD and Blu-Ray today (October 8).
Speaking to NME.COM in a video interview you can watch by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking, Murphy says that watching the film’s scenes haven’t made him wistful for his old band or regret his decision to leave them behind.
“I don’t feel that nostalgic because it feels very present,” he says. “I see all those guys, I see everybody. I’m still in the normal zone of post-tour, pre-record.”
“It doesn’t affect me,” he continued, speaking of how it would impact on his future plans. “It’s pretty arbitrary. I made records in the studio and then wrote LCD Soundsystem [on them], and they’re LCD Soundsystem. I can go and make records and just not write LCD Soundsystem – it’s still me making a record, it just means it’s the end of that career band which becomes a bit of a self-moving train.”
Despite Murphy’s comments, he recently revealed the band could reunite for a one-off cover version for a film soundtrack. Speaking to the New York Times, he declined to name the director or the film, but revealed the project is something everyone in the band “seems to want to do”.
Murphy recently divulged that he is currently working on music with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He is also said to be working on writing a novel and has also expressed an interest in launching his own line of coffee.