LCD Soundsystem man goes "classic rock"

James Murphy: He'll be doing the sign of the horns soon.
James Murphy: He'll be doing the sign of the horns soon.

LCD Soundsystem's music usually has a decidedly electronic edge, but main man James Murphy has revealed that his next project will be a more traditional and - dare we say it - less inventive one.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music, Murphy said that he's been playing bass with a new band that's signed to his DFA label, and that the album they're working on will be "a rock record, a classic rock record".

The line-up features Scott Wells and Paul Sprangers, previous members of a band called Hockey Night, and also LCD's live drummer Pat Mahoney. However, it's understood that neither Murphy or Mahoney will play live.

What's more, the new band doesn't yet have a name: "They have a lot of names that we argue back and forth about," revealed Murphy. "I think they try to come up with the worst names possible just to wind me up."

Assuming a suitable moniker is eventually chosen - MusicRadar suggests LC/DC - the album should be released in the first half of 2009.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.