It also takes reservations.

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has become known as something of a foodie in recent years, even going so far as to befriend Noma chef René Redzepi. Next month Murphy will be taking his interest a step further, by opening his own wine bar in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood together with his girlfriend Christina Topsoe.

Speaking to The New York Times, Murphy explained that The Four Horsemen will serve both wine and food, with snacks and larger dishes created by chef Nick Curtola, formerly of Franny’s in Brooklyn.

Murphy is also putting his audiophile tendencies into practice to tune the acoustics of the space. He’s added burlap on the walls and cedar slats and sound-absorption panels on the ceiling to soak up the excess sound so that patrons can conduct their conversations without having to shout.

If you’re sick of the no reservations culture that’s sprung up in recent years, Murphy has even better news: “We’re going to do reservations, because I don’t want to go to a restaurant anymore and be told, ‘Three hours,’” Murphy said. “I love reservations.”

The Four Horsemen will open in early June at 295 Grand Street in Williamsburg. Despite moving into the restaurant business, Murphy is still active in music – most recently he created an album made out of tennis data and wrote the score to Noah Baumbach’s film While We’re Young. [via Pitchfork]



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