Weekly Music News: James Murphy, SBTRKT, and more

July 25, 2014

photo: Christian FalkChristian Falk, Swedish producer and DJ, dies

Swedish producer Christian Falk has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Falk's music career dated back to the 1980s, playing in various Swedish alternative groups, but he is perhaps best known as a producer for the likes of modern pop acts Robyn and Nenah Cherry, the former of which sang on his biggest hit "Dream On." He was 52. [via SPIN]

SBTRKT announces new album feat. members of Vampire Weekend, Warpaint, Chairlift

SBTRKT, the electronic project of London producer Aaron Jerome, will release sophomore album "Wonder Where We Land" on Sept. 23. The record, which follows 2011's self-titled full-length debut, features a star cast of contributing artists: Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Warpaint's Emily Kokal, and more.

Check out the album teaser to the left.

photo: James Murphy of LCD SoundsystemJames Murphy to score new film starring Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") has once again recruited former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy to score one of his films. Electronica producer Murphy will provide the music for "While We're Young," which stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, and Beastie Boys founding member Ad-Rock. The film, out later this year, follows Baumbach's "Frances Ha" and "Greenberg," for which Murphy also provided the score. [via Pitchfork]

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