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James Murphy Still Making Music, Also Maybe Making Tiny Watches

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23:  Filmmaker Will Lovelace, musician James Murphy and filmmaker Dylan Southern pose for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at T-Mobile Village at the Lift on January 23, 2012 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Pitchfork checked in with erstwhile LCD front man James Murphy yesterday (it was just his birthday, apparently. Happy birthday, James!) and, as happens these days whenever someone asks him what he's up to, Murphy gave them some amusing updates. That coffee-making plan is still on, and he's also been back in the studio with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Klaxons, Holy Ghost — plus Damon Albarn and Andre 3000, for a Converse collaboration due out next week. And then there's the watch-making. "'You know, like little watches that have lots of moving springs,' he says in all seriousness, 'I'd love to know more about how they're made and see if I can make one, just one.'" Just one! James Murphy, why do you take everything good away from us?

Photo: Larry Busacca/2012 Getty Images