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Holy Ghost! - Hold On (Remixes)
Holy Ghost! - Hold On (Remixes)

Holy Ghost! - Hold On (Remixes)

$2.99 $9.99

Holy Ghost! return for a brief hello while they complete their debut album and prep a new single for DFA. Kindred spirits and label-mates Mock & Toof hold up their end of the remix trade with not one but two remixes, both quite different interpretations--a playful stab at minimal techno and a psychedelic disco funk.  

"'Hold On' [is] a hybrid of trad '70s American disco and more synth-heavy Italo shapes.... Quite delightful." --Boomkat

Tracklisting:

  1. Hold On (Mock & Toof Remix)
  2. Hold On (Mock's Mod Mix)
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Slim Twig - Cannabis (Limited Edition 7")
Slim Twig - Cannabis (Limited Edition 7")
Slim Twig - Cannabis (Limited Edition 7")
Slim Twig - Cannabis (Limited Edition 7")

Slim Twig - Cannabis (Limited Edition 7")

$4.20

An edition of 200 7" singles in dead-stock leafy sleeves. Includes a digital copy in a few weeks, once we master it. Stay tuned.

Ahead of his forthcoming album for DFA Records this July, Slim Twig is sharing a very special cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Cannabis.” The ‘Cannabis’ 7” will ship on 4/20, ahem, April 20th and a free download of the “Cannabis” single will be available to stream at weedtransfer.com. The ‘Cannabis’ 7” follows A Hound At The Hem, released last year by DFA. As a concept album exploring the troubling and the taboo and themes like the transformative power of lust, A Hound At The Hem could be interpreted as an echolike response to Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier's Histoire De Melody Nelson. Hear more about Slim Twig’s upcoming projects for DFA below: 

Happy 4/20. We’ve had a few pass by without a hint of any new Twig to pack pipe with. Not that the pot holiday has been synonymous with my work, but I’ve had an obsession these past few years trying to engineer tunes that might emulate the tactile engagement we feel with music when stoned, without having to spark up (not that it’ll hurt in any case). Today is as good a day as any to let you know those experiments will be released on DFA this year.

My cover of Serge Gainsbourg's ‘Cannabis’ composition is not emblematic of this technique. I’m not quite ready to unveil everything to you just yet. It lends itself better as a national anthem of where I’ve set up shop. Sometimes a feeling creeps up on you that words can’t transcend. My take on ‘Cannabis’ is a moment like this. 

I thank mister Gainsbourg for yet another cosmic assist. I also thank the U.S. Girl for her impassioned vocals, Steve Chahley for his master mixing and all the other wonderful collaborators who have helped to serve up my vision.

My forthcoming album is the kind of record that will ripen under the enhancement of your imagination. It is my hope that by imbibing the substance of this ‘Cannabis’ 7" you will find yourself in exactly the condition to appreciate what I’ve rolled up next.

As ever,

ST.

April 20th, 2015.

Toronto, Canada.

Track Listing:

  1. Cannabis
  2. Fadeout Killer (Intrumental)
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Walter Jones - I'll Keep on Loving You
Walter Jones - I'll Keep on Loving You

Walter Jones - I'll Keep on Loving You

$8.99

Here's a review from our pals at Resident Advisor. Probably one of the best twelves DFA has ever pressed. Only a few left. 

 "That spectral voice that presides over "I'll Keep On Loving You," the A-side to Walter Jones' debut 12-inch for DFA isn't some Julee Cruise wannabe. It's Jones himself, reverbed to the max, and transformed into a ghostly presence over the slo-motion disco groove that propels the song forward ever so slowly. "I sound just like Luciano Pavarotti in the car, alone, with the radio blaring," Jones told The Fader earlier this year. But this is even better—a perfect complement to one of the most seductive beats you'll hear all year.


"Living Without Your Love" has the same lo-fi feel as its predecessor, picking up oooohs and aaaahs to counterpoint the shampoo synth and sharp-pricked guitar lick (provided by none other than fellow deep house producer Juju). It loses some of the vibe in its instrumental reworking, but unless you want to put your own vocals over top, I suggest you keep with the vocal version anyway. If this track is as big of a hit as it should be on nu-disco dance floors, the clubbers will be begging for it."

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Shit Robot - Where It's At (Stamped White Label)
Shit Robot - Where It's At (Stamped White Label)

Shit Robot - Where It's At (Stamped White Label)

$11.99

Limited edition of 100 black vinyl.
Get this hot new Shit Robot track early, on white label vinyl! Ships now! You'll get wavs and mp3s on April 28th, when the track is commercial released. 
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Shit Robot - Wrong Galaxy / Triumph!!! - White Vinyl
Shit Robot - Wrong Galaxy / Triumph!!! - White Vinyl

Shit Robot - Wrong Galaxy / Triumph!!! - White Vinyl

$9.99

Not even sure how or why these exist! The debut Shit Robot single was pressed in an edition of 30 white labels on white vinyl way back in like 2005 or whatever. We have 20 of 'em. So uh. Time to buy a third copy of this 12", I guess?
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Michoacan - In the Dark of the Night
Michoacan - In the Dark of the Night

Michoacan - In the Dark of the Night

$4.99

The one-two kick drum beat that starts “In the Dark of the Night” functions as a bit of a tease. Instead of just establishing the languid pace of the track, it has the power of suggestion, and its stark nakedness raises the question of just what will happen when the music fully launches. When, a few seconds later, a punch-drunk, flanging keyboard enters the procession, it’s the first clue that we are in for an off-kilter ride; the sauntering bassline that next appears adds a springy, funk bounce. But it’s the tripped-out, multi-tracked vocals of Fernando Miranda Rios – aka Michoacan, the producer behind this slow reveal – that give the song its peculiar, space-y vibe; it’s a bit like David Byrne with funk aspirations. Taken altogether – and there is plenty more, including tinkling piano notes; bits of percussion; and electrical washes – there’s a vaguely cosmic feel. The song coalesces, using funk to lure you to the dance floor, then intoxicating you to keep you there.

The Side B re-mix – courtesy of Italy’s Clap Rules – actually feels like more of a re-build: The song has been taken apart and put back together with all brand new parts. Instead of the more relaxed, dazed funk at the core of the original, it’s a glittery, disco ball-splattered track with funk elements scattered here and there, and glossy keys all around. 

“In the Dark of the Night” is Michoacan’s debut DFA release. He has already created music for Grayhound, Headinghome, Lektroluvv, Smash Hit Music Co., Speak Recordings, Bearfunk and Tiny Sticks. 

 

 

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Prinzhorn Dance School - Home Economics
Prinzhorn Dance School - Home Economics

Prinzhorn Dance School - Home Economics

$14.99

Home Economics, the new album from Prinzhorn Dance School, is available on June 9th from DFA and [PIAS] Cooperative.

ALL PREORDERS COME ON WINE-COLORED VINYL, AN EDITION OF 1000. 

“When our first album came out,” Tobin Prinz (guitar, voice) remembers, “we were awkward, miserable...” “Nervous, uncooperative” chips in Suzi Horn (bass, voice, drums), pausing just long enough for Tobin to supply the punchline - “and now look at us!”  

Prinzhorn Dance School are still recognisably the same spiky Brighton-based duo whose ultra-rigorous debut cut through the excess of 2008 like a scimitar through bacon fat. But with their trademark stripped-down intensity now winningly off-set by moments of unabashed tenderness, their third album Home Economics continues and even accelerates the move away from austerity and into human warmth begun by its acclaimed 2011 predecessor Clay Class. 

The starting point for the new record was the band’s “amazing” first US shows - two of their own and a triumphant showing at DFA’s 12th anniversary - in May 2013. Inspired by their American adventure, Prinzhorn Dance School brought the recording process into the heart of their everyday lives. Played and recorded on the move between different flats in Brighton and Hove, then wheeled around town on a hard-drive wrapped in a sleeping bag in a specially-adapted suitcase, Home Economics gave them an escape route from “that frustration you feel when you spend days trying to recapture the intimacy of a particular moment”, Tobin remembers. “This time we could just use the original take, so sometimes these songs are almost like field recordings”. 

All the best six-track albums - The Fall’s Slates, Orange Juice’s Texas Fever - know exactly what they want to say and how they intend to say it. Home Economics shares that infectious sense of urgency. There’s not an inch of spare meat on it - from Reign’s snatched moment of optimism, through Battlefield’s restorative meeting of minds with an urban fox on a drunken walk home in the early hours, to Let Me Go’s concluding tribute to “a love that won’t rewind and will not be deleted”. Spindly yet sensuous, together and alone, exquisitely sad but somehow full of hope, Prinzhorn Dance School knit together disparate and even opposite fragments into an utterly satisfying whole.

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Shit Robot - Where It's At
Shit Robot - Where It's At

Shit Robot - Where It's At

$10.99

Limited edition of 600 light-green colored vinyl.

Shit Robot and DFA are psyched to release “Where It’s At” another in a long-running series of collaborations with the singer/comedian/television star Reggie Watts. Reggie Watts’ vocal performance runs the gamut of Chicago dance music history - from the gloom and melodrama of iconic label Wax Trax, to the jubilant choruses of Frankie Knuckles’ house anthems. But let’s not de-emphasize the solid instrumentation provided by Mr. Marcus ‘Shit Robot’ Lambkin – we’ve got that classic DFA bassline, claps, and bleeps and bloops aplenty – mixed and manipulated by none other than our own James Murphy. The flip features a remix by London producer Johnny Aux, who turns the track into a staticy, stripped down, raw Deep House banger, with hissing glimmers of icy cymbals peeking through the smog.

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Tim Burgess ‎– Oh No I Love You More
Tim Burgess ‎– Oh No I Love You More

Tim Burgess ‎– Oh No I Love You More

$14.99

This remix re-issue of Tim Burgess' LP from last year, Oh No I Love You, has managed to transform itself into an entirely other entity. By enlisting a whole list of collaborators, Burgess has completely remoulded his original work, in parts triumphantly, in other parts less so. It is quite a brave decision by any artist to give their contemporaries free rein to alter and edit their material. I cannot be certain how much involvement Tim had in its production, but new record Oh No I Love You More has shed the style of its predecessor altogether.
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Gavin Russom - The Telstar File
Gavin Russom - The Telstar File

Gavin Russom - The Telstar File

$14.99

PREORDER SHIPS MAR 21

Three new tracks from synth wizard Gavin Russom, white label vinyl packaged in a silkscreened sleeve with artwork from Gavin himself. 

It’s no exaggeration to say that Gavin Russom is on a roll. The US producer released two of 2014’s finest records on Entropy Trax and now he follows them with this white-label number for Ron Morelli’s label. Loosely based on house and techno conventions, L.I.E.S 025.5, like the two Entropy Trax releases, shows that the US producer’s work has the kind of depth and attention to detail that is sadly lacking in most modern electronic music productions.

This three-tracker draws on familiar tropes, but in the same way that “Enthroned” saw Russom deliver a multi-dimensional take on dubbed out disco, each composition on L.I.E.S 025.5 delivers a number of new perspectives. “The Telstar File” achieves the near impossible and succeeds in revitalizing the 303. Russom’s pulsing acid line evolves in tandem with a greyscale synth and both elements are pushed along by distorted kicks and machine-gun fire percussion.

“Brood Queen” sees Russom turn his attention to the type of horror strings’ n’ synth combination one might expect to hear on a Giallo Disco release, but in a radically different context. Supported by steely, resonant drums and a stream of ink-black bass tones, it really lives up its title, reliving the panic of a stage actor caught off guard, struggling for that elusive phrase.

Best of all though is “Mantle of Stars”. Much like “The Beneficent, The Merciful” from last year’s second Entropy Trax record, this is a really unusual production from Russom. The same kind of rolling, robust drums that featured on “Brood Queen” act here as support for a cast that includes doom-laden guitars, a searing bass and a gnarly, distorted noise, like a hedge trimmer rubbing against a garden wall. These seemingly incompatible elements all hang together harmoniously and even retain a dance floor focus. The sense you get from this record for L.I.E.S., and Russom’s work generally, is that anything is possible and that’s something worth coming back for again and again.

Richard Brophy, Juno Plus

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Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance
Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance

Delia Gonzalez - In Remembrance

$24.99

Initial pressing is on pink vinyl! Move quick!

Delia Gonzalez is a name immediately familiar to DFA fanatics. As the story goes, Delia transplanted from Miami to New York City in the mid-1990s, working in various dance and guerrilla theatre troupes. It was around this time that she met synth wizard Gavin Russom, beginning a series of multi-disciplinary collaborations. Their first release for the label, 2003’s El Monte, was an early demonstration of the fledgling label’s ability to bridge the gap between the avant-garde and the rapidly exploding indie rock world.

In Remembrance is the next landmark in Delia’s artistic pursuits. The project originated as a 2010 solo show of the same name at Galleria Fonti in Naples, Italy, and was further realized in 2012, with additional work, as part of the exhibition I Must Not Stop To Rest Here in Cologne, Germany. The project was further exhibited in Zurich. Both exhibitions were built around four 16mm ballet dance films, accompanied by the music composed by Gonzalez. In her words, “The film is meant to re-create the fleeting sensation of inspiration - that sacred feeling when suddenly your mind clears and you know exactly what you’re meant to create and become.”

The films were exhibited in their third incarnation at the Clocktower Gallery in New York City in 2013. Delia enlisted New York underground musicians Bryce Hackford and Alice Cohen to perform a live, electronic adaption of the original piano score. Bryce later contributed four remixes, which are included on this album. Delia explains; “When I lived in Berlin I became good friends with the artist and musician Viktor Timofeev, who kept telling me about his best friend Bryce, who he played music with. In 2012 we were all in Vienna participating in a show entitled You Are Free. There I met Bryce and I instantly loved him. In 2013 I moved to NYC temporarily and ran into him at the New Museum and he said, “we should get together and play”. I took him up on it.”

The original piano score was initially inspired by a text by Henry Miller as well as a theory by spiritual teacher George Gurdjieff, which states that “to play scales is to become more in tune with your inner self.” This coincided conceptually with the music that Delia had been making at the time.

Musically, In Remembrance finds Delia Gonzalez again straddling the lines drawn between the fine art and pop worlds. This time, instead of the cosmic, arpeggiated synths of The Days of Mars , we are presented with something even more immediately beautiful. The music is immediately soothing and hypnotic, yet it also maintains a sinister undertone. Suspense and tension are expressed in a deceptively simple fashion, providing a soundtrack both mesmerizing and melancholy for the dancers in the film. Delicate layers of piano wind around each other, reflected in the mirrored motions of the dancers, filmed in leering close-ups. The four compositions combine to create a 30 minute avant-classical suite, bringing to mind Satie, or something plucked from Italy’s iconic Cramps Records in the seventies (John Cage’s Cheap Imitation is an reasonable comparison), or perhaps an alternate score to the arthouse horror film Dont Look Back by Nicolas Roeg.

The second disc features remixes by previously mentioned live collabator Bryce Hackford. Bryce takes Delia’s exquisite piano score and loops, stretches, and consolidates it. There’s a range of treatments at play here - some pieces are layered with gauzy left-field electronic pulses while Track IV get a 4/4 dancefloor makeover, recommended to fans of both classic Detroit techno and newer left-field stars such as Actress. Asked to briefly discuss his mission statement in creating these remixes, Bryce simply stated that he wished that his remixes “maintain the hypnotic and simple beauty of the originals while opening them up to new spaces.”.

In Remembrance will be released by DFA Records and [PIAS] Cooperative on April 28, 2015.  

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Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)
Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)

Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB (Limited White Label on Blue Vinyl)

$9.99

PREORDER ITEM SHIPS JAN 20. 

DFA is pleased to announce a new 12” single by Ninos Du Brasil.

Ninos Du Brasil are Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari,
an Italian percussion duo with a background in visual art. Through their aptitude with drumming, they are masters at fusing the seemingly disparate influences of punk, tribal techno, and batacuda, emerging with a sound that is truly singular. The project takes its rhythmic backbone from Brazilian carnival music, and the duo injects each track with the frothy attitude of punk and the shuffling dancefloor domination of techno.

Nico Vascellari had the following to say of these two tracks: “These two songs are meant to be poisonous and malignant, As if somebody had the idea of inviting us to a party between the bushes of Queimada Grande (Snake Island, Brazil.)”

“... it’s unclear who’s doing what. Some of the elements belong together, according to tradition, and some of them don’t; there’s a little thrill in the friction.” - New York Times

“It bears no baggage, no symbolism, no risky appropriation or titles, just a refined, focused dimension and a riveting set of textures that showcase the group’s intricate techniques, all of it imbued with their own menacing panache.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

“...humid, vibrant and intoxicating on one hand, dark, nightmarish and unforgiving on the other.” - Juno Download

 

 Track List: 

  1. Aromobates NDB
  2. Clelia Clelia
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    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce (Limited White Label)
    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce (Limited White Label)

    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce (Limited White Label)

    $9.99

    Hand-stamped white label of Marcus Marr's Brown Sauce. Limited to 100 numbered copies.

     DFA is pleased to announce the long-awaited followup to Marcus Marr’s acclaimed 2013 single “The Music”.

    A music obsessive all his life, Londoner Marcus Marr’s first encounters with dance music were acid house records which augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul,
    and attending all night parties under Brixton’s St Matthews church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.

    “The Music”, was featured prominently in the 2012 film “Pusher”, starring Richard Coyle and Agyness Dean. The single’s B-Side “Pleasure Moon” was used to open the 2014 Versace show in Milan. Additionally, it was placed at #3 in Spin Magazine’s “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, bested only by Daft Punk and Todd Terje.

    Marcus has the following to say about these two new tracks:

    Brown Sauce: “Depending on the vibe of the night, if you come and see me DJ it’s likely you’re going to hear some futuristic music, as well as some disco, house and so on. I want people to be warned about that so I made “Brown Sauce”. I’ve been playing it all over the place for a good while now and it never lets me down.”

    Peacemakers : “This one has features me on my bass guitar. Its a Fender Jazz and its usually there somewhere on most of my tunes. I bought it off a clueless Brummie punk years ago. He wanted only £90 for it - i was sure there was a catch but no, it was the genuine article.”

    These two tracks are a taste of what we can expect in the future from Marcus Marr, who will be releasing his debut album on DFA in 2015.

     

     Track List: 

    1. Brown Sauce
    2. Peacemakers
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    Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB
    Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB

    Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB

    $10.99

    DFA is pleased to announce a new 12” single by Ninos Du Brasil.

    Ninos Du Brasil are Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari,
    an Italian percussion duo with a background in visual art. Through their aptitude with drumming, they are masters at fusing the seemingly disparate influences of punk, tribal techno, and batacuda, emerging with a sound that is truly singular. The project takes its rhythmic backbone from Brazilian carnival music, and the duo injects each track with the frothy attitude of punk and the shuffling dancefloor domination of techno.

    Nico Vascellari had the following to say of these two tracks: “These two songs are meant to be poisonous and malignant, As if somebody had the idea of inviting us to a party between the bushes of Queimada Grande (Snake Island, Brazil.)”

    “... it’s unclear who’s doing what. Some of the elements belong together, according to tradition, and some of them don’t; there’s a little thrill in the friction.” - New York Times

    “It bears no baggage, no symbolism, no risky appropriation or titles, just a refined, focused dimension and a riveting set of textures that showcase the group’s intricate techniques, all of it imbued with their own menacing panache.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

    “...humid, vibrant and intoxicating on one hand, dark, nightmarish and unforgiving on the other.” - Juno Download

     

     Track List: 

    1. Aromobates NDB
    2. Clelia Clelia
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    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce
    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce

    Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce

    $10.99

    DFA is pleased to announce the long-awaited followup to Marcus Marr’s acclaimed 2013 single “The Music”.

    A music obsessive all his life, Londoner Marcus Marr’s first encounters with dance music were acid house records which augmented his vinyl collection of rock and soul,
    and attending all night parties under Brixton’s St Matthews church. Traveling to the south of England to watch DJ Harvey play a lengthy set, he saw the kind of power a DJ can wield over a willing crowd.

    “The Music”, was featured prominently in the 2012 film “Pusher”, starring Richard Coyle and Agyness Dean. The single’s B-Side “Pleasure Moon” was used to open the 2014 Versace show in Milan. Additionally, it was placed at #3 in Spin Magazine’s “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, bested only by Daft Punk and Todd Terje.

    Marcus has the following to say about these two new tracks:

    Brown Sauce: “Depending on the vibe of the night, if you come and see me DJ it’s likely you’re going to hear some futuristic music, as well as some disco, house and so on. I want people to be warned about that so I made “Brown Sauce”. I’ve been playing it all over the place for a good while now and it never lets me down.”

    Peacemakers : “This one has features me on my bass guitar. Its a Fender Jazz and its usually there somewhere on most of my tunes. I bought it off a clueless Brummie punk years ago. He wanted only £90 for it - i was sure there was a catch but no, it was the genuine article.”

    These two tracks are a taste of what we can expect in the future from Marcus Marr, who will be releasing his debut album on DFA in 2015.

     

     Track List: 

    1. Brown Sauce
    2. Peacemakers
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    Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel
    Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel

    Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel

    $13.99

    12" Vinyl EP in a picture sleeve featuring collaged artwork by Eric Copeland himself. 

    Ms Pretzel is a 4 track, 20-minute EP of brand new material by Eric Copeland (Black Dice, Terrestrial Tones). This is Eric’s return to DFA after the release of an acclaimed single on Ron Morelli’s underground dance juggernaut L.I.E.S., which followed his beloved 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”, his solo debut for DFA.

    The music on Ms Pretzel most certainly continues to break new sonic ground, a process which has gradually unfolded over the last few years via many prior works on seminal underground labels such as Underwater Peoples, Escho, Post Present Medium, and Catsup Plate, among many others. Ms Pretzel takes Eric’s outsider fascination with 4/4 dance music and twists it yet again. It is the sound of Eric Copeland throwing a wobbly dance party in a junkyard. DFA could not be more excited to host this gritty event.

    “If Copeland is interested in the conventions of clubland, it’s at the point where someone’s puking on their shoes outside the venue, a distant throb of bass beating into their brain through the brickwork.” - Pitchfork

    “The rhythms might be recognisably house or hip-hop, but Copeland pulls and squeezes their structures like accordions.” - Resident Advisor

    “Though constantly teetering on a knife’s edge - to be expected in such mental, syncopated mashups - this is wildly colourful and knowingly absurd music.” - The Quietus

     

    Tracklisting:

    1. Ms Pretzel
    2. SXIXO
    3. Scum of the Cream
    4. A1EZOK
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    Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem
    Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem

    Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem

    $14.99

    We have 100 copies on pink vinyl out of a total pressing of 600. Comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with lyrics. Totally beautiful. We'll have photos soon. 

    Purchasing now gives you an instant digital download of "Maintain The Charade".

    Slim Twig is the name of a man, not of a band - though he has performed in many a group, some under his
    own moniker. Boasting a catalogue several underthe- radar releases deep, the Toronto native lays claim to a
    tremendously original work with his orchestrallyinflected, art rock album, A Hound At The Hem. Self-produced in the fall, 2010, Hound is a suite of narrative songs thematically inspired by Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. DFA is privileged to reissue this album in advance of the release of Twig’s newest works.

    Upon completing AHATH in 2010, Twig struggled to find wide release for it due to its uncompromising textural onslaught and disregard for genre. This course of events set the stage for the composition and release of Sof’ Sike, a somewhat more conventional set of pop songs released on Paper Bag Records, in 2012. The title of that work refers to Twig’s own conception of Hound as the hard-psych flipside to his work of that period.

    Recorded on Toronto Island in collaboration with fellow Torontonian, Louis Percival, the album features string arrangements by Owen Pallett, and other collaborators including Meg Remy (U.S. Girls), Carl Didur (Zacht Automaat), and the St. Kitts Quartet.

    As a conceptalbum exploring the troubling and the taboo and themes like the transformative power of lust, AHATH can be interpreted as an echolike response to Serge Gainsbourg and JeanClaude Vannier’s Histoire De Melody Nelson. Most of all, AHATH poses the question; where next for Slim Twig, this promising and original auteur?

    1. Heavy Splendour
    2. Clerical Collar
    3. Widow Were You Younger
    4. Shroud By The Sheetful
    5. All This Wanting
    6. Hover On A Sliver
    7. Maintain The Charade
    8. Blonde Ascending (Come Into The Clatter)

     

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    Dan Bodan - Soft
    Dan Bodan - Soft

    Dan Bodan - Soft

    $14.99

    The cassette is an edition of 300, and is a special split release with Vancouver's 1080p. 

    Includes a digital download.

    Comes in a custom matte sleeve with spot gloss embellishments. Album illustrations courtesy of contemporary artist Julien Ceccaldi. This is one of the nicest records we have ever pressed. I promise. 

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    “I write about the things I know, but it should be interesting for other people. So I want it to be like a really great roman-a-clef, or reading your older sisters diary.” - Dan Bodan

    “Soft”, the new album from Dan Bodan, is a rose-scented journey through millennial love issues, Soundcloud collage, and post-empire paranoia. Co-produced with Physical Therapy and Ville Haimala (Renaissance Man) and featuring M.E.S.H., 18+, Great Skin, Latisha Faulkner, Dena Yago, and Stadium.

    Berlin based songwriter Dan Bodan was born in the wide open Canadian prairies and raised in Montreal. Reared on the city’s underground noise and experimental music scene, Bodan moved to Berlin 8 years ago. Blossoming in the city’s unique mixture of crumbling old-world european values, start-up philanthropy, sleepless techno and epic grey skies, he began writing songs to soundtrack his train rides through the city and make sense of it all.

    Working together with a team of world-class producers, poets and artists, he writes songs to fit comfortably in that space between the finger and the mousepad, the bedroom and the club, the earth and the ether.

    “He blows in like a sweet guardian angel over the beat, making a track so light it feels almost like daylight peeking into a dark nightclub.”
    - The Fader

    “The real star is his voice, which quivers as it rises and falls through each line, powerful but slightly fragile”
    - Resident Advisor

     Track List: 

    1. A Soft Opening
    2. Anonymous
    3. Romeo
    4. Soft As Rain
    5. For Heaven's Sake (Let's Fall In Love) <3
    6. Reload
    7. Jaws of Life
    8. Rusty
    9. Catching Fire
    10. Good Time Summer

     

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    Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love
    Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love

    Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love

    $16.99

    All DFA Direct orders include a bonus 12" hand-stamped white label single featuring a brand new non-album track "Never Let It End" backed with a remix by Hardway Bros. Neat. 

    We have a limited number copies on clear red vinyl. 

    Museum of Love is the musical project of Pat Mahoney (Founding member of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day).

    Longtime friends in New York, McNany and Mahoney found a similar sensibility and a shared vocabulary for interpreting surroundings, something that began with their remix of Battles’ “My Machines feat. Gary Numan” and extended into their creation of a full length record together.

    Naming their duo in ode to Daniel Johnston’s song of the same name, Mahoney divulges, “I had always loved the song, and had been thinking of what such an edifice would contain when we were trying to name the project.” McNany continues, “Pat’s a sculptor, I’m a painter, we make music and museums are sacred spaces and love is an elusive thing.”

    Museum of Love is the result of a songwriting collaboration between McNany and Mahoney, with McNany writing
    most of the music, and Mahoney most of the words. Together they edited and arranged the tracks in the studio. Mahoney says the process of collaboration was energizing, while McNany simply explains, “making the record was pure pleasure. Waiting for it to come out has been the hardest thing.”

    “Museum of Love moves at a stately pace here, offering a slow and steady chugger that wraps itself in gauzy vocal layers and takes its sweet time reaching its climactic peak.” - Pitchfork 

     

    Tracklist: 

    1. Horizontalator
    2. Down South
    3. In Infancy
    4. FATHERS
    5. The Who's Who of Who Cares
    6. Learned Helplessness In Rats (Disco Drummer)
    7. Monotronic
    8. The Large Glass
    9. And All The Winners (Fuck You Buddy)
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    Holy Ghost! - Prins Thomas & Andre Bratten Remixes
    Holy Ghost! - Prins Thomas & Andre Bratten Remixes

    Holy Ghost! - Prins Thomas & Andre Bratten Remixes

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    Holy Ghost! return with 2 epic remixes, both sourced from the disco epicenter of Norway and taken from their acclaimed sophomore LP “Dynamics”.

    This single contains another crystal clear remix (aka “Diskomiks”) from accomplished Prins Thomas. He doesn't need much introduction to you all, he's basically remixed everyone who's anyone. This time, he added his signature gloss to "Bridge & Tunnel", stretching it into a 7 minute celebration. 

    On the flip is a remix from the next generation of Norwegian producers, Andre Bratten, who is signed to Prins Thomas’ label. He chose standout album track “Changing of the Guard” for his remix and from the sound of it he is already well on his way of following in his forefathers' footsteps. Check out this next generation Norwegian producer as he shows off his skills.

    This is a very solid and exciting new release from Holy Ghost!, continuing an exciting past year which saw them play on both Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and an epic appearance at Coachella.

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