LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy gives new album joke title

Listen to NME Radio's interview – and hear a new track – from 6pm on Sunday (Mar 7)

LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy has revealed his new album currently has a joke title, because he hasn’t had time to think of a proper name for it.

Despite the album being given a release date of May 17, Murphy told NME Radio‘s Jon Hillcock that he’s resorted to using a working title for it for the moment.

“This record’s horrifying work title is ‘Internet Sensation!’“, Murphy explained. “I was thinking, ‘What would a guy who’s been out of the music scene for a long time, and has kids [do to promote himself]?’. ‘We gotta be internet sensations, that’s what everyone is now!'”


Speaking about the sound of the album, Murphy said: “There’s a little more guitar, there’s more synth on it. There’s maybe more melodies.”

Elsewhere in the interview, which will be broadcast on NME Radio‘s New Noise with Jon Hillcock show this Sunday (March 7) from 6pm (GMT), Murphy revealed more details about his soundtrack for the Noah Baumbach-directed Greenberg, which is due out on March 22.

The show will feature the UK radio premiere of ‘Oh You (Christmas Blues)’ from the soundtrack.

Listen to the full interview with Murphy on NME Radio this Sunday (March 7) from 6pm (GMT) during the New Noise with Jon Hillcock show.

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