James Murphy has retired from LCD Soundsystem. His band’s triumphant Madison Square Garden shows will go down in history as some of the most desired tickets in indie music.
Why? Well for the past decade Murphy has been crafting a kind of music that record store clerks have been losing their mind over. In fact, to commemorate this event, Pitchfork, the world’s most popular records store clerk, has a song by song analysis of his work. Crazy balls indeed.
Thankfully if you want to see James Murphy’s genius distilled into a 9min clip then checkout the video below. In it Murphy waxes nostalgic over the olden days, where:
“Unconscious peer pressure that guided people into different forms of taste. What it’s gonna be replaced by is lifestyle marketing and taste engines, which scares the crap out of me.”
Murphy goes on to speculate about America’s future meta economy, and displays a musical knowledge that would leave most in the dust. There is a lot of gold in this video and it’s today’s mandatory viewing.