James Murphy has played down rumours that he has been working on new albums by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Arcade Fire since disbanding LCD Soundsystem last year. Speaking to the Huffington Post, he said: “I just did a little fun stuff [on the YYYs record]. 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”.
Asked about rumours that he was involved with making the new Arcade Fire album, he said: “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”.
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