With Light Asylum
With a potent mix of cynical snark, unbridled exuberance and a love/hate relationship with his native city, few musicians encapsulate New York quite like LCD Soundsystem frontman/mastermind James Murphy. As part of the DFA crew and with his own band, Murphy's fusing of rock with dance at the turn of century became the template of countless bands from New York and beyond. On the eve of a big Coachella slot, Murphy and company previewed a couple songs from the band’s new album (“Is This Happening”), but mostly knocked out classics like “Tribulations" and “Yeah.” "There's good news and bad news,” said the enthusiastic frontman. “The good news is we're here. The bad news is I'm wasted." Breaking news James. Everybody else was wasted. Or at least dancing like it. With Light Asylum.
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