FEBRUARY 12, 2007
The Fiery Furnaces and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records). Chosen as subjects purely because I dig some of their music and because they’ve got faces that invite caricature (the lantern-jawed, curtain haired Friedberger siblings and Murphy’s weary, doughy mug) AD at a well-known music mag said- politely- that he knew of them by reputation. Which made me realise that they were a tad obscure. You’d think virtual unknowns would be easier but I agonised over these for days even though they were just personal projects, watching hours of Youtube fan footage of the subjects.