Having actually attended the Webby Awards last night at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, it was hard to ignore DFA's presence at the event.
From the DJ booth, where Justin Miller was providing the soiree's soundtrack to the LCD Soundsystem tunes introing and outroing virtually every major presentation, James Murphy's imprint was felt throughout the night. So it didn't come as much of such a shock when the man and his now-defunct band were presented with the Webby Artist of the Year prize.
After Murphy and his well-dressed crew sauntered up to the stage and accepted the prize from Damien Kulash of viral music video darlings OK Go, the DFA don stuck to the Webby's rule of five-word max acceptance speeches and said, poetically: "This is deeply weird." Then, it was on to the afterparty at Hiro Ballroom, where Murphy, Miller and others played to the revelers.
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