Posted in comedy | movies | music on January 31, 2012

James Murphy

"I make a lot of coffee," James Murphy told NY Mag in an interview after the movie's premiere. "For my birthday, my girlfriend got me a training course with the world champion. That's what I'm going to do when I get back to London."
Yet another one! Joining Wilco, David Lynch, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, and Starfucker in the coffee business is former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy.

Most recently done by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy with his limited edition "Bonny Billy Blend" from Kona Rose Coffee (available for purchase via Drag City), Murphy is planning on reiterating the trend with his own espresso blend.

According to Murphy himself, he plans to "just go to a roaster who lives near me and just start tweaking beans and temperatures," for the fun of it.

He loves coffee so much, he's releasing the hits, "Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up (Without Coffee)", "Disco Percolator", and "Bean Connection."

Well, not really, but James is keeping busy in the art world too. The LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22. Billboard reports:

The film is reminscent of Martin Scorsese's "The Last Waltz" (1978), about rock group The Band's final show, in that it documents an influential group's guest star-laden final live performance and largely focuses on the frontman (in "Waltz's" case, Robbie Robertson). When asked during a post-screening Q&A about trying to best Waltz, Murphy joked: "I was just like, 'that chump Robbie Roberston, I'm gonna take him --'"

Going into the project, Murphy said he was aware of the thematic similarities with "Waltz." "We all talked about it. Knowing that it is there, you can't not deal with it," he said.

In the film, Murphy is often shown "crouched by an espresso machine," depicting his love of coffee, and inspiration for his blend.

And, "Shut Up and Play the Hits" was just one of two movies Murphy was involved with at Sundance this year. He also stars in The Comedy along with Bonnie Prince Billy's Drag City labelmate Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric who also premiered another movie at Sundance), Eric Wareheim (of Tim & Eric who also premiered another movie at Sundance), Matador-signed comedian Jeffrey Jensen, Will Sheff (of Okkervil River), and many more. The film was directed by the Jagjaguwar-signed Rick Alverson, and the indie label is also involved with the film. Check out a clip with James,Tim & Eric below...

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Comments (37)

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Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:06 AM

White people - LOL

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:16 AM

That was a rather unfunny Tim and Eric clip in the cab being obnoxiously dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:28 AM

Drunk, fat, bloated, washed-up pussy alchoholic

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:29 AM

Go away

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:32 AM

Dude looks like he melts a stick of butter in his coffee

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:33 AM

Large Tim tried to eat Murphy in the cab.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:48 AM

people hated The Comedy at sundance and walked out on it a lot

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:52 AM

I LOVE BV James Murphy fat jokes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:55 AM

Merci pour toutes ces infos

Posted by Euhommes | February 1, 2012 1:10 AM

Drink Up and Get The Shits.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 1:27 AM

Get ready for some ham flavored coffee.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 1:50 AM

He should have made a hummus blend instead. That shit would fly off the shelves!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:22 AM

So much jealousy and envy here. Your band sucked and failed to make an impact. Get over it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 4:15 AM

haha, so stupid. This guy will/can't go away.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 7:51 AM

"will/can't" doesn't make any sense.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 8:03 AM

"So much jealousy and envy here."

A. Things stupid children who love Justin Bieber say?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 8:59 AM

Scrimmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 9:32 AM

it's Shrim.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 9:46 AM

White people - LOL

..yes because famous black people never have any products named after themselves or have movies about them..

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 9:58 AM

girlfriend? I thought he was married.........?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 9:58 AM

WOW I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS POST. TYPING IN ANGER CAPS TO SHOW HOW SERIOUS I AM.....GRRRRR!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 11:09 AM

"According to Murphy himself, he plans to "just go to a roaster who lives near me and just start tweaking beans and temperatures," for the fun of it."

THIS QUOTE MAKES ME ANGRY AND SICK AND DISGUSTED. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 11:10 AM

THIS FATBOY NEEDS TO STICK TO WHAT HE KNOWS!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 11:12 AM

Ooooh, awesome. This just invites even MORE awful LCD/James Murphy jokes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 11:26 AM

why hath thou hated upon the hipster god james murphy

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:05 PM

this site eats its young. brooklyn vitriol (bv).

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 12:21 PM

WHO?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 2:02 PM

fat, caffeinated and stupid is no way to go through life, son

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 5:24 PM

fucking douche

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 5:56 PM

James Murphy never met a gimmick he wouldn't't sign up for.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2012 6:35 PM

this site eats its young. brooklyn vitriol (bv).

Posted by Bezaat | February 12, 2012 7:19 AM

White people - good times!

Posted by Virtual Tour | February 23, 2012 10:05 PM

I hate the "According to Murphy himself, he plans to "just go to a roaster who lives near me and just start tweaking beans and temperatures," for the fun of it."

Posted by PPC | April 10, 2012 11:25 AM

Very nice video - I like it, I put it in my bookmarks =)

Posted by kamagra france | June 24, 2012 10:00 AM

Get ready for some ham flavored coffee.

Posted by Vardenafil | March 17, 2013 3:00 AM

I like how he drinks his tea

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 7:27 PM

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