James Murphy Denies Working With Arcade Fire And The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.09.2012
He was just spending time with friends...
The Huffington Post reports that former LCD Soundsystem singer James Murphy will not produce albums for both the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Arcade Fire.
Murphy himself denied the rumors. He said he is definitely not producing for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and "not necessarily" producing for Arcade Fire. A video previously revealed Murphy and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner in the studio together. This caused rumors to circulate. Fuse's Araceli Cruz said: "A new YYY's album is in the works produced by the master himself."
Murphy said that one visit is as far as it went. He added: "I just did a little fun stuff. Nothing really big; I don't have time and they don't have time. I think they're done with their record now, I was just fussing around. I didn't make their album. They're just friends."
It's a similar story with Arcade Fire. The band supported Murphy at the final LCD Soundsystem concert (the focus of the documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits) and the two have toured together before.
He explained: "That's not necessarily true. We don't work like that. Because I work with friends, if I have time and they're doing something and I'm on the East Coast, then we can do something. But also they don't need a producer, in a way. They produce themselves. When I was making my record, any number of people came and spent a couple weeks or a week hanging out and being involved in the process."