Video: James Murphy, Trapped Between Two Terrible, Hilarious, Aging Hipsters in a Taxi

DFA Records’ co-founder and retired LCD Soundsystem bandleader James Murphy has always exhibited a certain stripe of self-awareness that other musicians could probably take lessons from. In one of two films to feature Mr. Murphy at this year’s Sundance Film Festival—the other one being the documentary about his band’s final concert—he has a cameo role as a guy stuck between two obnoxious, aging hipsters in a taxi.

Via Pitchfork— naturally—upcoming feature The Comedy is about someone who “whiles away his days with a group of aging Brooklyn hipsters, engaging in acts of recreational cruelty and pacified boredom.” In the following scene, Mr. Murphy is trapped in a taxi with two of the worst people alive, made even worse by the probability that these “characters” actually exist.

The clip:

Also worth noting in James Murphy-related news:

300 Video: James Murphy, Trapped Between Two Terrible, Hilarious, Aging Hipsters in a TaxiThe DFA online store opened today, featuring a wonderful tribute to Hipster Runoff—which, if you don’t know what that is, the explainer’s right here if you dare—in the form of “‘Relevant'” Blue DFA T-Shirts.

James Murphy: Retiree/Funny Guy.

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Comments

  1. Misdemeanor says:

    Murphy announced his retirement from LCD Soundsystem with the release of This Is Happening, and made his last television appearance under that name on February 14, 2011.

  2. R-electric says:

    that’s Tim and Eric!  aging hipsters?