Guerilla Toss - Flood Dosed (Cassette)
Limited edition of 300 cassettes. Ships early October.
New Age Rage. This is the sound of acclaimed underground band Guerilla Toss.
Guerilla Toss - Gay Disco
The LP that made us fall in love with this band! Recently repressed by Vermont's amazing NNA Tapes, pick it up before it's gone again!
"Brand new full-length from Brooklyn's Guerrilla Toss. Unbridled and demented noise rock with heavy doses of technical hammering , extreme musicality, and heaps of perverse funk. Complex composition mixed with raw punk energy make Gtoss one of the most refreshing young bands out there. Ride the guerilla!"
YACHT - Shangri-La (Deluxe White Vinyl LP)
Deluxe White Vinyl 2XLP with 4 slipcovers and a gatefold jacket with lyrics and spot-gloss. The CD is like a baby version of it. Yeah, it's luxurious. Features Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire), I Walked Alone, and Shangri-La. Comes with an instant digital download.
Shangri-La, YACHT’s second album for DFA Records and the follow-up to their critically acclaimed full-length, See Mystery Lights, is the duo’s most thematically ambitious work to date, showcasing an exponential evolution in songwriting and sharp, surreal hooks. When the darkly anthemic track, “Dystopia (The Earth Is on Fire),” was released digitally in April, YACHT offered a window onto the new album. Members Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans described the track as an “apocalyptic fight song, a cautionary tale, a science-fiction story for our particular eco-sociopolitical landscape.” These themes are echoed throughout the conceptually unified Shangri-La. In contrast to the meditative, mantra-esque quality of their debut, Shangri-La is a narrative work.
The album explores mankind’s eternal pursuit of Utopia with a soundtrack comprised of compelling pop melodies, fiercely druggy grooves and an endlessly diverse canon of influences. The message here is that the future is a blank slate upon which anything can be imposed. Shangri-La is literally YACHT’s idea of Utopia: a place made of songs. Never a band to stay in one place sonically, visually or philosophically, YACHT transformed themselves, taking advantage of a proper studio for the very first time and using more live instrumentation than ever before.
Recording in the West Texas desert without an engineer, the duo employed a kaleidoscope of genres—ranging from disco to psychedelia, from krautrock to punk—all culminating in pure pop. Shangri-La was performed, mixed, and recorded by Bechtolt and Evans themselves. The Utopian illustration featured in the album’s encyclopedic cover design was painted by iconic science fiction illustrator Jim Burns, three-time Hugo Award-winner.
- Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)
- I Walked Alone
- Love in the Dark
- One Step
- Holy Roller
- Beam Me Up
- Paradise Engineering
- Tripped and Fell in Love
Syclops – A Blink Of An Eye
Syclops is trio Sven Kortehisto, Hanna Sarkari and Jukka Kantonen. First to appear on a Bubble Tease 12 in 2001, followed by two singles for Tirk and finally with the debut album 'I've Got My Eye On You' on DFA in 2008. 'A Blink Of An Eye' is the long awaited successor with 10 tracks of future funk. Ranging from the nastiness of 'Jump Bugs' to the fragile beauty 'Ray & Claire' it's classic Syclops all the way. Available double LP via Running Back and produced by Maurice Fulton.
|B3||Got To Get Up For Monday||5:58|
|C1||Sarah's E With Extra P||5:52|
|C2||Michele's H With C||6:18|
|D1||Raj & Claire||6:04|
|D2||Back When Lynn (The Classic)||5:59|
|D3||A Blink Of An Eye||6:19|
Boof – The Hydrangeas Whisper
Fulton's been pursuing BOOF on and off over the past 15 years, and the flower-themed project houses some of his prettiest work. His instrumental and production prowess has never been in question, but The Hydrangeas Whisper ups the bar, marrying dubby synths and free-flowing guitar improvisation, dipping and diving in and out of various genres. The Hydrangeas Whisper feels like a culmination of sorts, the best of a grip of albums Fulton's issued over the past decade. He's beat the house LP problem by making something that feels like a DJ set, with stylistic leaps and no breaks between tracks. In fact, his intricate sound seems natural for this format. In a climate where scores of anonymous producers are handing in equally indistinguishable tracks, Fulton's carving out his odd, incredibly personal path.
02. Birgit Boogie
03. The Hydrangeas Whisper
06. Pete Found His Z
08. Just On The Swings
10. Solar Eclipse On A Friday Morning
Mutsumi – Look Down At Your Feet Below
Culling a pair of cuts from Kanamori's 2010 digital-only Mutsumialbum, Look Down At Your Feet Below sounds like it could have come out at any point over the last two decades or so. And its raw and percussive yet wondrously catchy tunes won't be going out of style any time soon. The title cut is all slinky, pounding drum programming and hilariously insistent screaming—a funked-up bassline is about all we get for melody, and it's just barely audible beneath the barrage. You can't even tell what Mutsumi's ultra-processed voice is yelling on "58, 26, 34 & 20," over an arrangement as assaulting as the A-side. But Look Downisn't a L.I.E.S. record—it truly aims to please, just in its own brash and adorably overbearing way.
|A||Look Down At Your Feet Below|
|B||58, 26, 34 & 20|
Eric Copeland - Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples)
Limited editon of 1000 hand-stamped and numbered copies, assembled at DFA in NYC.
DFA is proud to release a long-gestating 12” single of wild interprations of Eric Copeland’s 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”. The Black Dice member received universal acclaim for the record, “Fringe though Copeland may be, this album is a serious coup for DFA—he walks the line between complete nuttiness and outright accessibility, and ends up with one of his best records to date.” (XLR8R) Starting us off is Panda Bear, who adds his trademark falsetto vocals and shuffling percussion, sweetening Eric’s black coffee beats. DFA’s own sonic collagist Larry Gus blends Eric’s mumbled vocals with bright percussion and a vocoded male choir, among many other audio dalliances. Meanwhile, Hyperdub’s Fhloston Paradigm (AKA King Britt) takes aim with his laser cannons, firing volleys at unrelenting waves of marching alien armies, before being swallowed up in a solar flare. Finally, Anthony Naples (Text Records, Trilogy Tapes) brings it back to the club with snaps, claps, and hi-hats, but it sounds like you left ‘em out in the rear window of your car on a sunny day. You know what we mean.
- Cheap Treat (Panda Bear Version)
- Grapes (Larry Gus Remix)
- Cheap Treat (Fhloston Paradigm Remix)
- Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix)
Hot Chip – Hold On / Touch Too Much Remixes
A1 Hold On (Switch LA Remix)
A2 Hold On (Switch LDN Remix)
B Hold On (Mock & Toof Remix)
C Touch Too Much (Ewan Pearson Remix)
D Touch Too Much (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver LP [PREORDER]
LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up (Limited Edition White Label 7")
SHIPS EARLY DECEMBER BECAUSE PRESSING PLANTS ARE TERRIBLE
We found the parts to this long-out-of-print LCD Soundsystem 7"! You may know these two guitar jams from the bonus disc of their 2005 Self-Titled LP. Super heavy 7" hand-stamped white label single that also includes a copy of the picture sleeve!
This will ship in November and is a numbered edition of 500.
- Give It Up
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
The debut LP from LCD Soundsystem. We probably don't need much of a sales pitch on this one. 1xLP in a tip-on sleeve.
- Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
- Too Much Love
- Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up
- On Repeat
- Disco Infiltrator
- Great Release
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Of the many arresting moments that fill LCD Soundsystem's This Is Happening, perhaps the most unexpected comes less than halfway through album opener "Dance Yrself Clean." The seemingly unassuming, low-key rumble of a song morphs from its mumbled beginnings into an outsized flash of synth ballast and wailing vocals. The sudden shift is like the flicking on of a light, the perfect example of frontman-songwriter-mastermind James Murphy's effortless balance of restraint and release, organic rock and electro pop, and muted cool and vibrant emotion. This study in contrasts pervades LCD Soundsystem's third, and possibly final, release--an album where Murphy refracts images of heartbreak and longing through the scattered light of a disco ball.
The cautious observations and honest reveals that follow are literally and figuratively quieter moments than that initial blare. On "All I Want," against a wall of whirling guitar, Murphy recognizes a relationship that can't be saved, and instead asks for "your pity" and "your bitter tears." "Get Along" shuffles over pulsing keys and bubbling percussion as Murphy tries to bridge physical and emotional distance, singing, "You might forget, forget the sound of a voice / Still, you shouldn't forget the things we laughed about." Conversely, the sparsely decorated, sauntering "Somebody's Calling Me" is almost hopeful in comparison: "Somebody's calling me" Murphy half whispers, "to be my girl."
There are stretches of lyrical levity here, too. "You Wanted a Hit," which sits atop shiny synths, a driving bass-line and layers of handclaps, laments record label demands on what turns out to be one of the album's hookiest tracks. "Pow Pow" veers toward past "talkies" like "Losing My Edge," and features keyboardist Nancy Whang shouting in unison with Murphy.
With This Is Happening, Murphy has created a work of both nuanced introspection and distanced observation. DFA is proud to offer the vinyl version of this much lauded release, which also includes contributions from drummer Pat Mahoney and sound collagist Gavin Russom.
Slim Twig - Thank You For Stickin' With Twig (Deluxe Framed Gold Vinyl)
PREORDER ITEM ARRIVES TO YOU AROUND AUGUST 7TH.
Only 10 copies available via DFA Direct. This deluxe edition features the limited edition gold vinyl edition of the LP, in a custom frame, with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity signed by Slim Twig and representatives from DFA Records. Includes a digital download on release date, and instant downloads of Slippin' Slidin' and Cannabis.
Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig is the latest long-playing album from the artist known to the world (or at least to his mother) as Slim Twig. Coming out August 7, 2015 on DFA, you may be surprised to know that it represents the fifth album by the Toronto based songwriter / producer. Twig has released these previous records among a swath of EP’s, singles and one-offs, displaying in the process a complete disregard for genre or consistency. The evolution from Contempt!, his sample-stained 2009 debut, through to A Hound At The Hem, his symphonic tribute album to Nabokov’s Lolita (reissued by DFA in 2014), is not entirely linear, although intriguing all the same. Like so many surf-smoothed stones lining the beach shore, briefly unburied only to be discarded once deemed un-skippable, so Twig has gone about seeking the proper rock to cast at just the right angle. One can see why he extends a gratuity to those listeners who've stuck around.
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster)
Losing My Edge backed with Beat Connection. This is the 2012 Remastered version cut super loud by Bob Weston. And it doesn't skip anymore! Yay.
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33
DFA Espresso Mug (Blue)
Thet're back! Now with a bolt on both sides, same color as the inside of the mug.
Edition of 120. Ships now.