No sunglasses. No rocking out. No improvising. No noodling.

Nobody onstage can hear anything the audience doesn’t hear. No click tracks, no guides, nothing can be heard onstage that isn’t going to the front of the house. If it’s a synthesizer, you have to make that sound onstage happen with a synth. If it’s an organic sound, it absolutely cannot be put on a sampler. No ‘feeling it’. No sunglasses. No rocking out. No improvising. No noodling. No psyching up the crowd. No pretending you’re cool. I understand that if someone’s going to make me his idea of cool I can’t control that. But no wearing the rock-and-roll hat.

James Murphy, aka LCD Soundsystem, on their live show. The new album is killer.