Stellar follow-ups and solid debuts

A couple interesting blips popped up on the NME site today that hadn't hit any of the other music blogs-

James Murphy talks 'Sound of Silver' follow-up

Posted from the NME site-

LCD Soundsystem: 'We're making the album of the decade - but it's late'

James Murphy speaks about follow-up to 'Sound Of Silver'

LCD Soundsystem claim their forthcoming album would have been the album of this decade - if it was released in time.

James Murphy is currently working on the follow-up to 2007's 'Sound Of Silver', and joked that if he had got his act together he could have stolen all the plaudits for the last 10 years.

"I'm opening a book on how long it will take after this record's release for people to be saying 'If this was released five months ago, it would have been the album of the decade...'," he told Mojo.

Currently the album - which is being recorded at "a mansion. It sleeps ten and there's an amazing pool and it felt pretty amazing" - is all instrumental, but Murphy intends for it carry a some real messages by the time he's finished.

"I'm working on a song called 'Why Do You Hate Music?'. Everyone seems to hate music right now, even people who make music," he explained. "There's a song called 'Love In LA', which has an Eddy Grant, Sly & Robbie feel.”

He added: "I'm doing what I set out to do on 'Sound Of Silver', which is take more chances."


Jesse Hughes a.k.a. The Devil a.k.a. Boots Electric readies solo debut

Eagles Of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes to release solo album

And Hughes wants to recruit Dr Dre to work on it…

Eagles Of Death Metal singer/guitarist Jesse Hughes is working on a solo album.

The impressively moustachioed frontman told BBC 6music that the album, his first as a solo artist, would be named 'Boots Electric Fabulous Weapon'.

He has been recently going under the nickname 'Boots Electric' after formerly being referred to as 'The Devil'.

Hughes said he had some rather ambitious production wishes for the album. "I'm trying to work with Dr. Dre and my dream job of all time would be to work with [Outkast's] Andre 3000," he said. "But I'll probably end up working with someone at K Mart."

Eagles Of Death Metal played at the Reading And Leeds Festivals last weekend (August 28-30). Watch a video interview with Hughes backstage at the Leeds bash by clicking on the right.


I can't wait for a headlining LCD show. I saw them open up for Arcade Fire at the Hollywood Bowl and have been jonesing ever since.

Last time I saw Jesse was at the Natasha show and he lit everyone up-