Need Coffee? Try the Brew from LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy

Okay, so LCD Soundsystem is done and James Murphy needs something else to occupy his time.  He’s done some producing (cf. Reflektor from Arcade Fire), built a ridiculously cool and expensive stereo system and is trying to design some musical flourishes for the NYC subway system.  But what he really wants to do is make coffee.

James has a deal with Blue Bottle, a craft coffee company based of Brooklyn, which has just released James’ signature blend.  I quote:

Its flavor profile – dried cherry, cocoa, meyer lemon – is a harmony between the voluptuous and the austere: It’s akin to the second movement of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 – or, perhaps, to that buzzing, syncopated synth line from “Dance Yrself Clean.” Depends on which James you ask.

It’s $26 a pound. Order it here.

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One thought on “Need Coffee? Try the Brew from LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy

  • LCD Soundsystem is a favourite of Stephen King (as evidenced by this mixtape selected by sai King,,1052645,00.html).

    If they are “where disco went when it died” he could get them into the Pet Semetary. Then again, sometimes dead is better.


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