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LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem LP
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem LP

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem LP

$20.00

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. 

Track Listing:

  1. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
  2. Too Much Love
  3. Tribulations
  4. Movement
  5. Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up
  6. On Repeat
  7. Thrills
  8. Disco Infiltrator
  9. Great Release
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LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver 2xLP

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver 2xLP

$28.00

Back in stock and now shipping!!

Sound Of Silver 2xLP

Tracklist:

Side A
01. Get Innocuous!
02. Time to Get Away

Side B
03. North American Scum
04. Someone Great

Side C
05. All My Friends
06. Us v Them

Side D
07. Watch the Tapes
08. Sound of Silver
09. New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down

 

The original Pitchfork review, 2007:

9.2, Best New Music

James Murphy started releasing dance music some time between "B.O.B." and "Get Ur Freak On". It was a golden age for modern pop, a period during which a lot of personal aesthetics crumbled. Indie wasn't a dirty word, but it was a meaningless one. Pop, though, wasn't just more meaningless, it was more everything. And for the first time in a long while, pop also had its evangelicals; people who could argue convincingly in its favor, and who knew how to contextualize it interestingly. That turnover period was an exciting time; the ideological tension, the feeling that something was at stake, the exuberance of redrawing your bounds. The habitual mixtape maker in your life probably remembers it well.

Despite eventually remixing Britney Spears and N.E.R.D., Murphy never had a hands-on relationship with pop. Nonetheless, his transition out of punk and into dance music ran concurrent with this modest revolution, and it's pretty much impossible to separate his epiphanies from ours. That early LCD tracks like "Losing My Edge" used to feature in playlists alongside, say, "Work It" or "...Baby One More Time" only reinforces the link. So it's fitting that the...  more




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LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

$5.00

The latest LCD album, available in double LP, compact disc, or limited edition cassette.

**

2xLP

  • 140 gram double LP
  • Full color gatefold jacket / inner sleeves

Cassette

  • full color 5 panel inner card
  • clear cassette shell
  • custom silk screened cassette shells & cases

CD

  • Fold-over heavy card stock envelope.
  • 16 page booklet with lyrics and photos
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LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster) 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster) 12"

LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (Remaster) 12"

$13.00

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. 

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LCD Soundsystem - 45:33
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33

LCD Soundsystem - 45:33

$5.00

LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 - 2xLP

Originally released in 2006.

This album was commissioned by Nike to listen to on an iPod while exercising.

"Complex, fun, and meticulously put together, 45:33 sounds even better pumping from a home stereo than it does through an iPod while jogging". - All Music

Original Pitchfork Review, 2006

Wikipedia Entry

 Tracklist

A - 45:33

B - 45:33

C - 45:33

D - 45:33

 

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The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love
The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love

The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love

$5.00

White Vinyl edition on back order through early 2020. 
CD now available. 

  1. Sail Away
  2. Miss You
  3. Never Die Again
  4. Blue Bird
  5. In the Grace Of Your Love
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Children
  8. How Deep Is You Love?
  9. Can You Find A Way?
  10. Come Back To Me
  11. It Takes Time To Be A Man
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LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace 12"

LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace 12"

$15.00

This iconic vinyl EP from LCD Soundsystem has not been back in print and for sale since 2012. Originally released in 2007, the EP contains 2 non-LP tracks, including the 12 1/2 minute slo-mo disco workout Freak Out / Starry Eyes, and the instrumental burner "Hippie Priest Bum Out” (made popular on Fabric Live 36: Murphy and Mahoney). There is also a devilishly acidic rework of North American Scum by James Murphy himself. Beautiful cover art design by Mike Vadino. 

Tracklist: 

A) Freakout / Starry Eyes (12:21)
B1) North American Scum (Onastic Dub) (8:57)
B2) Hippie Priest Bum-Out (4:28)

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

Prinzhorn Dance School - Home Economics

$5.00

“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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LCD Soundsystem - London Sessions
LCD Soundsystem - London Sessions

LCD Soundsystem - London Sessions

$28.00

This is a fake-live album, featuring the live lineup, played live, just not in front of people or anything. Features lots of yr LCD faves like All My Friends, Us V. Them, I Can Change, and Daft Punk Is Playing At My House. 

Tracklist

Us V Them
All I Want
Drunk Girls
Get Innocuous!
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
All My Friends
Pow Pow
I Can Change
Yr City's A Sucker
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LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"

LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"

$13.00

*IN STOCK, shipment begins August 6th! 

2019 repress of the revered 2004 single YEAH. This pressing comes in a sturdier heavyweight sleeve, heavier vinyl, same great artwork by Mike Vadino.  

tracklist:
a: yeah (crass version)
aa: yeah (pretentious version) 

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Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class
Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class

Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class

$5.00

The return of DFA Veterans Prinzhorn Dance School. Single LP features many fine songs, including "I Want You", "Your Fire Has Gone Out", and (my personal favorite) "Crisis Team", which you may listen to below. Includes an instant digital download.

Tracklisting:

  1. Happy In Bits
  2. Usurper
  3. Seed, Crop, Harvest
  4. I Want You
  5. Your Fire Has Gone Out
  6. Crisis Team
  7. The Flora and the Fauna of Britain In Bloom
  8. Turn Up the Light
  9. Sing Orderly
  10. Right Night Kay West
  11. Shake the Jar
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LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions 2xLP

LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions 2xLP

$28.00

Recorded at the famed Electric Lady Studios in NYC’s Greenwich Village – Electric Lady Sessions is a double album live collection featuring classic LCD Soundsystem songs, three covers, and newer material from the band’s # 1 album from 2018, American Dream

This is a heavyweight, 180 gram gatefold 2xLP.  

TRACK LISTING
1. Seconds 
2. american dream 
3. you wanted a hit 
4. get innocuous 
5. call the police 
6. i used to 
7. tonite 
8. home 
9. I Want Your Love 
10. emotional haircut 
11. oh baby 
12. (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang 

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Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print

Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print

$75.00

Made in Brooklyn, NY. Standard 18"x24" size.

Signed and numbered edition of 177 by Eric Copeland, DFA has prints 1-50. 

This is a 3 color screenprint on French 100lb cover paper, printed in 2019

"Part of Copeland's "Glyph Series," "Glyph Figure" is comprised of the repetition of partial letters in alternating colors and patterns. Trying to replicate Typewriter Art, these Glyph drawings proved full of opportunities to expand on the original model. Besides being much larger than previous work, they are also Copeland's first giant step into color. Part discipline, part obsession, part endurance, part process. This particular Glyph Figure is also the cover image to Copeland's latest LP, Trogg Modal 2 (DFA Records)."

BIO:
Eric Copeland
(b. Brunswick, ME, 1978) is a musician, artist, and writer currently living and working in Palma, Spain. He is a cofounder of the reckless, ongoing Neanderthal band Black Dice since 1997. He has released music on his own since 2006. And he annually publishes a series of obsessive collections under ESL Books. A graduate of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, his focus was on something like "subliminal language," which still guides most of his work. He is currently working on a vandalism of Brave New World, entitled "Demon Portraits."

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The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light
The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light
The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light
The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light
The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light
The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light

The Juan Maclean - The Brighter The Light

$5.00

album artwork by Bráulio Amado. 

1. The Brighter The Light
2. Zone Non Linear
3. You Are My Destiny
4. Get Down (With My Love)
5. Feel Like Movin' 
6. Quiet Magician 
7. Pressure Danger
8. Can You Ever Really Know Somebody
9. The Brighter The Light

The Juan Maclean return to DFA with a compilation LP of 12-inch singles they’ve amassed over the past six years – re-edited, re-mastered, and ready for fans who may have missed the tracks the first time around. From the dub house sway of 2013’s “You Are My Destiny” to the high-energy stomp of this May’s “Zone Non Linear,” and featuring two never-before-released tracks, “Quiet Magician” and “Pressure Danger,” The Juan Maclean once again justify their longevity as a musical force that is more than capable of repurposing club tracks for every setting. 


The Brighter The Light is put together in a way that lends itself to appreciating the sheer banging quality of the songs while simultaneously being able to dance to them in your living room. For example, take “Feel Like Movin,’” which Pitchfork called “gloriously beatific” and “pure DFA gold.” In the new remastered version, the fullness of the keys and the kicks takes over, unfurling across the listener. Deep house rhythms, sparkling synths and a certain spaciousness are what’s emphasized across the record. Gone is the slow-motion melancholy disco from their recent full-lengths – The Brighter The Light is all fierce enthusiasm and dance floor missives, perfect for those who aren’t quite ready to let go of summer. 

Juan Maclean is a DJ and producer who has been a mainstay of the New York club scene, as well as maintaining a rigorous international touring schedule, since the release of his first records on DFA in 2002. Vocalist Nancy Whang is his longtime collaborator, best known as a founding member of LCD Soundsystem and a busy touring DJ. Together, the two artists have released an extensive catalogue of 12” singles and full-length albums for DFA, including 2014’s seminal In A Dream LP. The proper follow-up studio album will follow in 2020.

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YACHT - Shangri-La
YACHT - Shangri-La

YACHT - Shangri-La

$13.00

Deluxe White Vinyl 2XLP with 4 slipcovers and a gatefold jacket with lyrics and spot-gloss. 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.

Tracklisting:

  1. Utopia
  2. Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)
  3. I Walked Alone
  4. Love in the Dark
  5. One Step
  6. Holy Roller
  7. Beam Me Up
  8. Paradise Engineering
  9. Tripped and Fell in Love
  10. Shangri-La
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Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love
Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love

Museum Of Love - Museum Of Love

$5.00

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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LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1) 12"
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1) 12"
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1) 12"
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1) 12"
LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1) 12"

LCD Soundsystem - I Used To (Dixon Retouch) b/w Pulse (v.1) 12"

$13.00

Incredible remixes of LCD Soundsystem, from the album American Dream.

This 12" features the song I Used To, remixed by Dixon.

The B Side is a 13 minute tweaked out space disco odyssey, originally appearing as a pre-American Dream bonus track.


a1) i used to (dixon retouch)
b1)  pulse (v.1)

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Factory Floor - Digital Download
Factory Floor - Digital Download

Factory Floor - Factory Floor

$5.00 $27.99

Yellow jacket + Black vinyl edition. 

At long last, Factory Floor presents their highly anticipated self-titled debut album. A vivid snapshot of a progressive band smashing through yet another ceiling, it’s the first full-length statement from the group that earned a powerful reputation on the strength of the “Fall Back” and “Two Different Ways” singles for DFA—not to mention early releases for Optimo Music and Blast First Petite. Leading up to the release of Factory Floor, the band will play select European festival dates this summer.  

Produced and recorded by the group in their North London warehouse space on a vintage mixing desk originally used by Dave Stewart three decades ago to record all the Eurythmics’ early hits, Factory Floor is a visceral trip through the band’s repertoire. The record opens with “Turn It Up,” their most minimal track to date, mixed in astonishing detail by Timothy “Q” Wiles (VCMG, Afrika Bambaataa). “Here Again” is almost (but not quite) their pop song, replete with cascading arpeggios counterbalanced by bubbly synth melody lines and plaintive vocals. 

Factory Floor also contains the definitive version of “Two Different Ways,” followed by the muscular and sleek “Fall Back.” “How You Say” finds the band channelling New York’s dance underground—think ESG and Delta Five. “Work Out” is anything but; despite the desultory title, it is in fact sinister street-sound electro. The album closes out with “Breathe In,” a funkified acid disco classic. 

Perhaps the most unlikely aspect of Factory Floor’s rise to notoriety is their versatility. Even their most ardent of fans describe their sound as punishing, yet they are equally at home playing raves, alternative festivals, art galleries, cinemas, nightclubs and rock shows; on top of that they’re as likely to collaborate with members of Throbbing Gristle and New Order (not to mention Richard H. Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire, Simon Fisher Turner and Peter Gordon) as they are with contemporary artists such as Haroon Mirza and Hannah Sawtell.

Tracklisting:

  1. Turn It Up
  2. Here Again
  3. One
  4. Fall Back
  5. Two
  6. How You Say
  7. Two Different Ways
  8. Three
  9. Work Out
  10. Breathe In
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Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw

Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw

$13.00

Vinyl only release -  no digital download. 

LIMITED TO 200 COPIES IN THE DFA STORE. Ships with an exclusive DFA sticker limited to 200. 

Tracklist:
A – LCD Soundsystem – Throw
AA – Paperclip People – Throw

A newly reissued edition of "Throw" by Paperclip People, accompanied by LCD Soundsystem’s interpretation of the iconic song on the flip. Released originally in 1994, "Throw" is perhaps the best known single from Carl Craig’s long running alias; a joyous distillation of Craig’s house, techno, and disco influences .

In 2010, LCD Soundsystem recorded a studio version of "Throw," after the song became a live staple, a a natural fit for a band that never met a 4/4 lock groove it didn't like. The cover was used a bonus track during This Is Happening.

In 2010, Planet E and DFA Records partnered to release a split 12" version of "Throw." This is a repress of that 12".

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The Juan Maclean - In A Dream
The Juan Maclean - In A Dream

The Juan Maclean - In A Dream

$5.00

'In A Dream' is the third album from The Juan Maclean. If anything, this new LP is further evidence of the "undeniable creative chemistry between house music wizard Juan Maclean & vocalist / former LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang". (Pitchfork) The album takes its musical cues from Moroder's Munich to the Funky Nassau sounds of Compass Point and to anytime in downtown NYC.

An album of high anticipated, brand new material on the heels of The Juan Maclean's acclaimed club bangers from the last couple of years. Features singles "A Place Called Space" and "A Simple Design". Everyone that has heard the record loves the hell out of it, and I promise you will too. 

Tracklisting:

  1. A Place Called Space
  2. Here I Am
  3. Love Stops Here
  4. You Were A Runaway
  5. Running Back To You
  6. I've Waited So Long
  7. Charlotte
  8. A Simple Design
  9. The Sun Will Never Set On Our Love
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CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP

CCFX - CCFX EP

$15.00

Back in stock, newly recut and repressed!

**

CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington resulting from a merger between two seminal Olympia pop music outfits; CC Dust and Trans FX. On their debut self-titled EP, artists Chris McDonnell, Mirče Popovic, Mary Jane Dunphe and David Jaques offer a record that is at once a showcase and aberration of what is currently coming out of the Pacific Northwest. 

Recorded and (re)mixed with local OG Captain Tripps, the EP's sound partially recalls late 90’s/early 00’s indie pop as chiming, melodic guitar parts counter and complement Mary Jane’s brilliant voice. In the same vein of the past few decades' most beloved and coveted hitmakers (both in the clubs as well as on the radio), the music feeds on a sense of nostalgia not necessarily specific to any one time or place – sun-kissed riffs seem to go on forever, supported by a steady breakbeat. 

The timbre of the music is warm and just slightly fuzzed out, and the expressive quality of Mary Jane's voice is pushed to the front. The b-side's "Ode," a late CC Dust piece, and "2Tru," written by Popovic, were put together around the time of Trans FX's The Clearing, whereas "The One to Wait" and "Venetian Screens" found Dunphe, Jaques and McDonnell picking up where they left off a year later, swept up in the productive frenzy leading to TFX's latest effort, Gaslit.

CCFX, over the course of this palpable evolution, have struck that rare yet essential balance between heartfelt sincerity and calculated disillusionment, bearing the mark of a project which is as fearless as it is humble, out there living as big as it wants to be. These four tracks grant listeners access to suppressed and superseded feelings from youth, paired with a backwards glint of whatever strange luxury this epoch's future might still hold. FFO St Etienne, Q Lazarus, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, dancing, celebrations, success stories, TFX, CCの, etc.

Tracklist

A1 - The One To Wait
A2 - Venetian Screens
B3 - Ode
B4 - 2Tru
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Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes 12"
Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes 12"

Prinzhorn Dance School - Shit Robot & Optimo (Espacio) Remixes 12"

$13.00

Prinzhorn Dance School’s spartan sonics have often lead to some hand-wringing when trying to play out their records ‘in the club’. In the first 7 years of their existance, there was a sole club-friendly remix in their entire catalog. It is for these reasons that we’re really stoked to announce that we now have a second.

DFA veteran Shit Robot takes the track “Reign” from their imminently released third album “Home Economics” and turns it into a deep, dark floor-filler. The band’s pleading vocals dive in and out of a throbbing bassline, with new robotic percussion seamlessly blending with the band’s original bangs and clangs.

The flip features that previously alluded to Optimo (Espaco) mix of You Are The Space Invader - previously only available commercially in digital form, this is the
first (slightly) wider vinyl release of this classic remix. An edition of 500 hand-stamped and numbered white label copies, not to be pressed again for another 7 years or so. Probably.

Tracklist:

A - Reign (Shit Robot Remix)
B - You Are The Space Invader (An Optimo (espacio) Remix)
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Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules & Love Affair
Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules & Love Affair

Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules & Love Affair

$5.00

CD versionof the debut album from Hercules & Love Affair

Tracklist: 
1) Time Will
2) Hercules Theme
3) You Belong
4) Athene
5) Blind
6) Iris
7) Easy
8) This Is My Love
9) Raise Me Up
10) True/False, Fake/Real
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Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother
Cold Beat - Mother

Cold Beat - Mother

$5.00

 

Tracklist:
1) Smoke
2) Prism
3) Paper
4) Pearls
5) Gloves
6) Through
7) Double Sided Mirror
8) Mother
9) Crimes
10) Flat Earth


San Francisco band Cold Beat make their DFA debut with Mother, a collection of ten pop transmissions from Earth, 2020.


Wound tight with an energy that ricochets from one song into the next, Mother was made while frontperson Hannah Lew (formerly of indie trio Grass Widow) was pregnant and considering the chaotic conditions of the world she was bringing a new human into. If we consider Mother an artistic style guide through space and time, the framework Cold Beat provide is overcast by design but focused in execution; locked-in drums and synths with choir-like melodies high above it all.

“I found myself trying to describe our earth to a new human who had never been here,” says Lew. “It was a bleak year to be pregnant, but I was simultaneously filled with so much love and hope at the same time. I remember feeling a sense of wanting to show my whole range of self to this new person I was about to meet. In past albums, I sometimes held my artistic self in an ethereal place, but I found myself wanting to be very much on this earth and grounded during the creation of this record.”

The A-side of Mother presents the facts as we perceive them, while the B-side accelerates into the uncertain. Each of the first five track titles is one evocative word: the synths on “Prism” slide against the motorik guitar riffs and the plaintive saxophone on “Paper” casts the Leonard Cohen-esque melody in a melancholy shadow; “Gloves” is a real mood, all drive. Everything begins to unfurl from there. “Will it be over if there’s no sound?” Lew wonders on album standout “Double Sided Mirror,” and then ruminates, “it won’t be long until you find me in the beyond” on the more upbeat “Crimes.” The early architects of these sonic settings—Eurythmics, The Human League, Depeche Mode—act as touchstones and inspiration.

One of the most prescient things Mother teaches is that existence will not be, and has not ever been, a solitary experience. “It's really the first album where the project felt more like a band,” Lew says. “In a lot of ways, it feels like our first album.” And though four LPs (released on Dark Entries and Lew’s own label Crime On The Moon) precede this one, Mother is Cold Beat at their most concentrated and crystalline. It’s an honest, forgiving, and ultimately optimistic team effort from a band busy being born, re-born and giving life

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LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 Remixes
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 Remixes

LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 Remixes

$5.00

A CD digipak of ALL of the 45:33 remixes.

1. 45:33 (Runaway Remix)

2. 45:33 (Prince Language Remix

3. 45:33 (Prins Thomas Diskomiks Remix)

4. 45:33 (Theo Parrish's Space Cadet Remix)

5. 45:33 (Trus'Me Remix)6. 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix)

7. 45:33 (Pilooski Remix)

8. 45:33 (Riley Reinhold Remix)

 

from the original DFA retail/PR sheet, 2009:

One of the most unique pieces of modern dance music one will ever hear, LCD Soundsystem’s 45:33 was originally a one-off Nike collaboration for iTunes. However, due to overwhelming demand for a proper release, the work was subsequently expanded and made available on CD and vinyl in November, 2007.

On 45:33 Remixes, segments of the record are lovingly and respectfully reinterpreted by some of dance music’s most innovative players. With the remixes placed in a sequential order based on the section each artist chose to remix, the whole piece creates a perfect and refreshingly liberal interpretation of the 45:33 album. The global selection of remixers include everyone from Brookyn’s Runaway and Norway’s Prins Thomas to Berlin’s techno technician Riley Reinhold and Paris’ celebrated Pilooski. However, nothing can compete with the special delivery that DFA got from Detroit when Theo Parrish snail-mailed his “Space Cadet Remix”; it will undoubtedly prove to be the most celebrated remix of 2009. Its legend was immense before it was even released.

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Marcus Marr - Familiar Five 12"
Marcus Marr - Familiar Five 12"

Marcus Marr - Familiar Five 12"

$7.00

With his Familiar Five EP, London-based producer Marcus Marr has taken his darkest and most thrillingly outré turn yet. Recorded through the long dark nights in the splendid isolation of his Brixton studio, lead single “Familiar Five” is a tale of bizarre transformation that points up the fragile boundaries between dreams and reality. 

“Familiar Five” feels like an outsider anthem. “It’s about being a freak and accepting it – being happy to be a freak,” notes Marr. He narrates the song with his finest deadpan lip-curl, managing to make the lyrics sound suggestive, malevolent and wildly empowering all at once. “It was sounding quite sinister as I was making it, and I thought a voice would sound good on it,” recalls Marr. “I was reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Kafka’s Metamorphosis as well,” he remembers. Other diverse influences setting the track’s fabulously unnerving tone include Marr’s readings about “familiar spirits” – the occult animals believed to assist medieval witches in their nefarious deeds. 

The other songs featured on the Familiar Five EP include “Love Release,” which taps into the energy and live power of his DJ sets; “High Times,” a track that’s influenced by his love of early 80’s dance music (“I was definitely thinking of Nile Rodgers in 1979, 1980, there... I have a bit of a thing for that period at the beginning of the ‘80s before drum machines took control of dance music.”); and previous single “Rocketship.” 

Marr is no stranger to collaboration, working with Australian musician Chet Faker on 2015’s Work EP. Work yielded two hit singles, “Birthday Card” (Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 first play, #1 Hype Machine) and “The Trouble with Us” (#1 Hype Machine). The Familiar Five EP, however, shows him in his individual element, an artist and performer who understands just how to make superb music for both man and machine. 

A regular at Berlin’s famed nightclub Berghain/Panorama Bar since 2014, Marcus Marr recently toured in North America with The Juan Maclean. He has previously toured with the likes of Hot Chip, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and Optimo, and has performed at the highly-regarded MoMa PS1 Warm Up series, Day For Night Festival, and Art Basel Miami. Marcus has also contributed mixes to Beats in Space and Boiler Room. 

Tracklist:

1) Familiar Five
2) Love Release
3) High Times
4) Rocketship

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Factory Floor - 25 25
Factory Floor - 25 25
Factory Floor - 25 25
Factory Floor - 25 25
Factory Floor - 25 25

Factory Floor - 25 25

$5.00

Blue Bag Version - originally made for Rough Trade shops worldwide. 2 copies remain in the DFA store....

Tracklist:

  1. Meet Me At The End
  2. Relay
  3. Slow Listen
  4. 25 25
  5. Dial Me In
  6. Wave
  7. Ya
  8. Upper Left

Factory Floor return in 2016 with 25 25, their second album and the follow up to their acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, it captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups.

The dazzlingly sharp, dubbed-out acid disco of ‘Meet Me At The End’ opens 25 25 in a surge of raw momentum. Both Factory Floor’s sparsest and most overtly club-centred track to date, it sets the tone for the rest of the album. Written and recorded by Gabriel Gurnsey and Nik Colk Void in late 2015 and early 2016, it’s the product of the last three years of intensive musical activity — non-stop live performances, artistic collaborations, writing new music and reconfiguring the limits of their sound.

Inspired by playing a growing number of late night club shows, the pair’s music gradually evolved into the sound captured on their second album and in their current live incarnation: a stark, ultra-minimalist and eerily soulful dancefloor pulse, yet one that still bears Factory Floor’s unmistakable hallmarks of hypnotic repetition and jagged, punkish intensity.

That their second album is as distinct from its predecessor as their debut was from their earliest singles is unsurprising — a desire to explore, to push their own boundaries, is hardwired into Factory Floor at DNA level. Emerging in 2009 the group gained a reputation for their stunning live shows, which pummeled audiences with waves of electro-shocked rhythm. From the death-rattle of early single ‘A Wooden Box’ through their debut’s convulsive singles ‘Two Different Ways’ and ‘Fall Back’ and into 25 25’s skeletal ‘Wave’ and ‘Dial Me In’, their music has continued to forge links between industrial, post-punk and the UK’s post-acid house dance lineages.

The close friendships and collaborations they’ve established along the way attest to those connections, among them Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle/Chris & Cosey, Perc, Optimo, New Order and Simon Fisher Turner.

Mixed with razor precision by David Wrench (FKA twigs, Caribou), the results are all the more forceful for that newfound space. ‘Relay’ is a spooked vocal house anthem, with Void’s voice processed into a thrillingly metallic chant. ‘Wave’ and ‘Slow Listen’ are deadly, perpetual motion machine dance tracks infused with the frontier spirit of Sheffield bleep and industrial techno. And the title track itself sums up the duo in 2016; its jarring repetitions and disorienting melodic motifs are somehow classic Factory Floor, yet shot into sparse, strangely moving new spaces. “You get into your own world and use your own vision,” says Void of the process of writing 25 25. “This really is probably the most ‘me’ record that I’ve ever done.

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LCD Soundsystem – Yr City’s A Sucker 12'
LCD Soundsystem – Yr City’s A Sucker 12'

LCD Soundsystem – Yr City’s A Sucker 12'

$13.00

*Iconic early LCD Soundsystem vinyl single 12” with vocal version on both sides (misprinted label!) Comes in a white disco jacket.
*Each side is 09:22.
*This is a 2015 repressing at 45rpm. The original 12" single release from 2005 was pressed at 33rpm. Released October of 2015.
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The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come

The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come

$25.00

"Thoughtful dancefloor fare... a cosmic, contemporary Human League... 4/5" - The Guardian


"The Future Will Come is something to savour... The Juan MacLean have produced something fantastic" - The Quietus

Tracklist:
1) The Simple Life
2) The Future Will Come
3) One Day
4) A New Bot
5) Tonight
6) No Time
7) Accusations
8) The Station
9) Human Disaster
10) Happy House

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Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA
Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA

Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA

$20.00

GT Ultra is the second full length album by Guerilla Toss on DFA Records. The album demonstrates a remarkable shift in sound, musicianship and songwriting, without ever giving up the unhinged quality that made their earlier recordings so exciting.  


The album title GT Ultra is a clever nod to ‘Project MK Ultra’, the government sponsored experiments using new experimental drugs to explore mind control, torture and forced confessions, often with LSD as their drug of choice. These tests lasted from the mid 1950’s-1960’s, but with a new administration in the white house, government sponsored torture is fresh again on many minds.

The songs on the album ricochet back and forth between hyper bouncy pop and deeper darker longer, more nuanced tracks. Peter Negroponte’s drumming, always a major highlight for the band, are in full force once again, this time bringing a Nassau/Compass Point feel to many tracks, like the classic recordings of Grace Jones and Talking Heads. 

Kassie’s vocals and lyrics are both more personal and more cryptic than ever. But you can hear every word this time, and there is a lyric sheet. As preferred, the meaning is within the listener. It is a dream state record for sure, meant to take you along on a similar vibe that the band has been tripping on these past few years, filled with an insistence to “hydrate, gyrate, think straight, no weight”, all the while under the influence of golden beams of orange sunshine, glimmering glitter and kaleidoscopic bursts.

It is no mistake the album is wrapped in vintage blotter acid, created by legendary LSD archivist and artist Mark McCloud and The Institute of Illegal Images, based out of San Francisco.

    1. Betty Dreams Of Green Men
    2. Can I Get The Real Stuff
    3. Crystal Run
    4. TV Do Tell
    5. The String Game
    6. Skull Pop
    7. Dog In The Mirror
    8. Dose Rate

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    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"
    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"
    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"
    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"

    Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming 12"

    $7.00

    Tracklist:
    a1. Never Saw It Coming (Crooked Man Version)
    b1. Never Saw It Coming (Original Version) 
    b2. Never Saw It Coming (Crooked Man Dub)

    NYC singer Amy Douglas makes her official DFA debut with “Never Saw It Coming,” a limited release 12” single co-written and produced by Tim Wagner of 33Hz, with two remixes by Sheffield artist Crooked Man


    With a five-octave range and a diverse background in performance, ranging from rock to soul to jazz, Douglas’ voice is the heart of the song, lending heightened drama to the steady mechanical funk of Wagner’s production. The two remixes by DFA artist Crooked Man let the track grow and build slowly with longer, lush arrangements, while his hypnotic dub doubles down on the woozy bassline and has Amy’s vocals echoing out into the ether. 

    Though this is Douglas’ first release on the label, she is no stranger to the DFA roster. She is the voice behind “Happiness,” the epic closing track on Crooked Man’s self-titled 2016 LP, and also appears on the forthcoming Crooked Man album, due out on DFA this fall. Amy also works with Juan Maclean as one half of Peach Melba, who have released singles on both DFA and Defected / Classic. Crooked Man’s signature maximalist house sound has always been complemented by the support of strong female vocalists, and together the pair take each other’s work to a new level for an impressive collaboration. Rumor has it they’re currently working on more tracks together… 

    Lots of artists these days aim to ‘reimagine’ the sounds of disco, house, and soul, but Amy Douglas and Crooked Man are creating something all their own that pulls from the best of times past, while also looking decidedly forward.
     
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    Essaie Pas - New Path
    Essaie Pas - New Path
    Essaie Pas - New Path
    Essaie Pas - New Path

    Essaie Pas - New Path

    $5.00

    Tracklist:

    1) Les Aphides
    2) Futur Parlé
    3) Complet Brouillé
    4) Les agents des stups
    5) Substance M
    6) New Path


    Essaie Pas
    always seek out fresh challenges. Emerging from Montreal’s sprawling electronic scene, the duo - Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau – feel completely free to express themselves, to sketch out hitherto unmapped musical regions.

    Essaie Pas has always been about exploring new territories” explains Pierre. “From the very first tapes, to the last one. We don’t want to do the same thing over and over again, – we just need to keep it exciting and to challenge ourselves. Take those experiences, open new boxes and see what happens.”

    Forthcoming album ‘New Path’ takes this one step further. The duo’s fifth album to date – and second on powerhouse label DFA Records –is loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, a classic of dystopian science fiction.

    “I read the book a long time ago, maybe 15 years ago, and it had a strong impression on me,” explains Pierre. “In our previous work we always looked to music as inspiration in our lives, but this time we felt the desire to try something different, that’s not based on ourselves but on someone else’s universe. It was going to be more conceptual, more political.”

    ‘New Path’ touches on personal ground, on addiction, loss, and the lingering strength of identity within late capitalism’s mass media paranoia. It pins down the central character’s destructive addiction, using this as a metaphor to explore the dichotomous rupture between our inner lives and our social environment, one that is often fed and soothed by drug abuse, social media, or any kind of dependence.

    “I think it touches us on many levels,” Pierre continues. “We can talk about drug addiction issues, we can talk about the mass surveillance world we live in, but there’s also the experience of loss, of grief. I was surprised by how the book felt so modern and accurate to the time we live in right now. Dick’s visions of surveillance are the reality of social control today.”

    It’s a record that continually ties itself in knots, a puzzle that is outwardly beguiling while the solutions remain inherently allusive. As Pierre points out, it’s even present in the title. “I like the fact that it sounds optimistic, but in the book it’s actually an illusion,” he explains. “This new path is actually going nowhere.”

    But it’s a challenge met with humour, picking up on the wry elements of Philip K. Dick’s own writing – witness the subtle wit of songs such as ‘Complet Brouillé’, ‘Les Agents Des Stups’ or as in ‘Futur Parlé’s tripped-out lyrics, offsetting intense themes with something a little more playful. 

    The conceptual nature of ‘New Path’ belies the subtle personal shifts within the band. A husband and wife duo, Essaie Pas thrive on freedom, on parting to focus on outside projects in Montreal and Berlin before returning renewed, flushed with fresh inspiration.

    “Both personally and for Essaie Pas it’s good that both of us have separate projects,” he explains. “Marie has been constantly touring solo for the last year. On my side I’ve been producing other people’s music (Bernardino Femminielli, Pelada or Sleazy to name a few). Collaborating in the studio with talented people with unique aesthetics and different creative processes is always refreshing as an artist.”

    The complexity of the project mirrors the complexities within Essaie Pas’ career to date – forever unpredictable, their wiry, individual sound offers a tangled vision of tomorrow’s aesthetics. “I think this was the main challenge,” muses Pierre. “To adapt what we’ve been doing live thru the last 2 years, which before was always changing, and corner it, make it cohesive”.

    Although the duo is continually reinventing themselves, exploring new concepts or addressing political issues, emotions stays the essential aspect of their work. This is cold music for cold times, yet beneath this lies a continual search for the humane.

    As they conclude “Ultimately we hope we can reach out to people, in a compassionate way, this is what we aim for with this album."

     

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    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"
    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"

    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"

    $13.00

    Incredible remixes of LCD Soundsystem, from the album American Dream.

    This 12" features 2 versions of Oh Baby, remixed by Lovefingers.

     **THIS IS A VINYL-ONLY RELEASE** Digital files for this 12" are not available from DFA. 


    a1) oh baby (lovefingers remix)
    b1) oh baby (lovefingers dub)

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    Wolfram - Amadeus
    Wolfram - Amadeus
    Wolfram - Amadeus
    Wolfram - Amadeus

    Wolfram - Amadeus

    $10.00

    Tracklist:
    1) 
    Scirocco
    2) Automatic (feat. Peaches)
    3) Graffiti In Tehran
    4) My Love Is For Real (feat. Haddaway) [Dance Mix]
    5) What Is It Like (feat. Pamela Anderson)
    6) Rein (feat. Yung Hurn & Egyptian Lover) 
    7) Put Me In Your Mobile Phone
    8) Catalyst
    9) 
    My Love Is For Real (feat. Haddaway) [Live At The Cathedral]

    Wolfram makes his triumphant return to DFA with Amadeus, a newly refined take on the Euro-disco pop he’s become known for over the past several years. Released by Public Possession overseas, the record takes the spirit of his 2011 debut full-length and focuses it more specifically towards the dance floor, helped as always by a variety of collaborators: Peaches, Haddaway, Egyptian Lover, Yung Hurn, Pamela Anderson, and more. A singular producer and entertainer, but coexisting in many worlds, Wolfram embeds a good sense of humor throughout his music. From the artists he works with, to his distinctively gleaming melodies, as well as his DJ sets at the likes of Robert Johnson, Wilden Renate, and Griessmuehle, Wolfram is a presence like no other. 

    On Amadeus, Wolfram zeroes in on the most earworm-y aspects of his past work, concentrating it down until we’re left with succinct, dopamine-inducing bangers. Tracks like “Graffiti in Tehran” and “Rein” recall the hi-octane crunch of artists like Daft Punk, while “Automatic” and “My Love Is For Real” both make use of soaring disco piano, taking the listener on a dance floor odyssey. The world he creates is one of high-gloss and high spirits – low brow, high concept with an Italo tinge, creating a unique brand of anthemic futuristic disco. The album begs one to come along for an irresistible ride in a beat-up vintage Ferrari, faux fur-lined bucket seats not included.

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    Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave
    Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave

    Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave

    $5.00 $27.99

    The debut album from DFA veteran Shit Robot, this classic double LP comes in an adorably illustrated gatefold sleeve, and features vocal contributions by James and Nancy of LCD, Planningtorock, Alexis from Hot Chip, and Juan Maclean. Highly recommended, you can't beat this price! Comes with a bonus CD copy AND an instant digital download. You have no excuse.

    Tracklisting:

    1. Tuff Enuff?
    2. I Found Love
    3. Losing My Patience
    4. Take 'Em Up
    5. Grim Receiver
    6. Simple Things (Work It Out)
    7. Answering Machine
    8. I Got a Feeling
    9. Triumph!!!
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    Sinkane - Mars

    Sinkane - Mars

    from $5

    Sinkane - Mars

    Sinkane - Mars

    $5.00

    The DFA debut of Ahmed Gallab (Of Montreal, Yeasayer, Caribou) housed in a heavy tip-on jacket with printed inner.

    Tracklist:

    1. Runnin'
    2. Jeeper Creeper
    3. Lady C'mon
    4. Making Time
    5. Warm Spell
    6. Love Sick
    7. Mars
    8. Caparundi
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      The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"
      The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"

      The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"

      $13.00

      Two DFA classics, one great price.

      The only way to get a 45RPM version of killing.

      A. The Rapture - Killing

      B. The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing

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      Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons
      Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

      Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

      $28.00

      Back in print for the first time in 5 years, and if you ask me, not a minute too soon. As influential now as it was upon its original release in 2002, the first LP ever on DFA gets a remaster by Bob Weston and a new matte jacket.

      Tracklisting:

      1. Seabird
      2. Things Will Never Be the Same
      3. The Dream Is Going Down
      4. Endless Happiness
      5. Big Drop
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      Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum
      Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum

      Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum

      $5.00

      Black Bubblegum is on black vinyl

      Black Bubblegum is the newest LP from Eric Copeland, and we are not kidding when we emphasize it sounds like nothing he has done in the past. The title of the record says it all: chewy, sticky pop that doesn’t taste quite like any chewy, sticky pop you’ve had before.

       
      Recorded at Copeland’s old practice space in South Williamsburg, Black Bubblegumcontains songs with more conventional sounds and songwriting than any of his previous releases. While there are similarities with Copeland’s earlier work in the drum patterns, major scales and vocals, Black Bubblegum moves away from his trademark psychedelic dub towards strange and fantastical pop. Wanting to take a more “hands-on” approach to these recordings, Copeland exchanged sample-driven tech and hardware for keyboards, guitars and effect pedals, creating a new sound that is oddly easy to digest despite its rejection of melody in favour of discord and dissonance. While there are similarities with Copeland’s earlier work in the drum patterns, major scales and vocals, Black Bubblegum moves away from his trademark psychedelic dub towards strange and fantastical pop; imagine Arthur Russell going into the studio with The Ramones.
       
      For a long time, Copeland considered this collection of songs to be recordings which would never be heard. This invariably influenced certain decisions made during the creation of Black Bubblegum, blessing Copeland with the unique freedom that comes from making music never intended to be heard, let alone released.
       
      When asked to please jot down what influenced this new album and sound, Eric replied”glam holes, glitter dreams, money troubles, apocalypse paranoia, one hit wonders, manifest destiny, my family's westward migration, body troubles (was passing kidney stones almost the entire time), LGBT disco parties, Jonathan Richman, Missing Foundation, Neil Diamond, New Orleans, poverty, getting pushed out of another Brooklyn neighbourhood... No Beach Boys, no Beatles, no Buddha...  More Bad News Bears.”
       
      Eric Copeland has been sound clashing at full volume for over twenty years, first carving out a named for himself as one third of the legendary NY-via-Providence band Black Dice. A wildly prolific solo artist, Copeland has played shit houses, party palaces and seemingly everything in between all over the world.
       
      A long time Brooklyn, resident, Eric recently relocated to where the L Train does not run - Palma de Mallorca, Spain. While maintaining a relatively humble and low key presence in a highly competitive musical world, he has releases a prolific amount of music every year through indie labels such as L.I.E.S., Escho (Iceage), PPM (No Age), Paw Tracks (Animal Collective) and DFA.

      Tracklist:

      1. Kids In A Coma
      2. Rip It
      3. Fuck It Up
      4. Honorable Mentions
      5. Blue Honey
      6. On
      7. Cannibal World
      8. Don't Beat Your Baby
      9. Radio Weapons
      10. Get My Own
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      PYLON - LIVE
      PYLON - LIVE

      PYLON - LIVE

      $28.00

      “Randy Bewley and Michael Lachowski’s simple lines display untoward rhythm and melody, respectively. Curtis Crowe bangs away so obdurately it’s hard to understand why he didn’t become rich. Vanessa Briscoe Hay barks and brays whatever incantatory phrases seem called for. Timeless. Cool.” Robert Christgau, Dean of American Rock Critics 

      “[Pylon] stands as shockingly modern and unparalleled these many years later.”  Michael Stipe, R.E.M. 

      1983 was a banner year for Pylon. The Athens quartet released their second album, Chomp, on Atlanta-based DB Records, toured the country extensively, and played several opening slots for then-up-and-comers U2. And then, without a hint of explanation, they quit. 

      Their final show at the Mad Hatter in Athens, Georgia, was, as was always the case, a frenzy of minimal disco thud, post-punk guitar scree, and deliriously inspired howl. Oh, and dancing — always dancing — both in the crowd and on stage. The gig was recorded (both audio and video) for a failed PBS pilot called Athens Shows, and the tapes were put away and forgotten. That is, until now. 

      Around three years ago, after Pylon’s DFA reissues hit the street, Chunklet CEO (and card-carrying member of the Pylon Fan Club) Henry Owings emailed the band bemoaning the lack of bonus material on the CDs, which sparked a larger conversation. “My favorite Pylon is live Pylon,” said bassist Michael Lachowski, with which Henry wholeheartedly agreed. Following a cordial sit-down at Michael’s apartment over the New Year’s holiday of 2015, an exhaustive search began for live recordings by Pylon. More specifically, live recordings from Athens in the early ’80s. Oh, and that sounded as good, if not better, than their proper full-length albums. 

      Numerous dead ends followed, but finally, and somewhat fittingly, the multitrack recordings of Pylon’s final performance at the Mad Hatter in 1983 were unearthed. Once the tapes were transferred and subsequently mixed, the explosive and compelling sounds raised one very significant question: Why in the world did Pylon quit? 

      For a band whose legacy, in their original incarnation at least, was two full-length albums and a handful of singles, Pylon were first and foremost a live band who weren’t as interested in working in a studio. Pylon’s raison d’être was performing for a crowd, and now there’s conclusive validation. 

      Pylon Live is a double vinyl album recorded on the band’s home turf at the culmination of their powers, and the results could not be more stellar. An all killer, no filler set with nothing left on the cutting room floor, Pylon Live includes powerful versions of the Pylon canon from their first and second LPs and even the hard-to-find song “Party Zone” (previously available only on a DB Rec comp) and their never-before-released rendition of the “Batman Theme.” 

      When compared to the band’s prior body of work, Pylon Live bookends all of it; some might even say it’s a better representation of this Athens quartet, who thrived on bouncing around on stage infinitely more than sitting in a studio. 

      There’s little arguing that the Athens powerhouse trifecta of R.E.M., the B-52’s, and Pylon is peerless. And while all three bands have achieved great critical acclaim, only the first two had the commercial acclaim they deserved. Pylon Live intends to correct that. 

      Pylon Live was released on July 25, 2016, the birthday of deceased Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley, with release events scheduled for this summer in Atlanta and Athens. 

      Tracklist

      1 - Working Is No Problem
      2 - Driving School 
      3 - No Clocks
      4 - Altitude
      5 - Gravity
      6 - Crazy
      7 - K
      8 - Cool
      9 - Italian Movie Theme
      10 - Buzz
      11 - Danger
      12 - Reptiles
      13 - Stop It
      14 - Feast On My Heart
      15 - Beep
      16 - M-Train 
      17 - Volume
      18 - Weather Radio
      19 - Party Zone
      20 - Batman
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        The Juan Maclean - By The Time I Get To Venus 12"
        The Juan Maclean - By The Time I Get To Venus 12"

        The Juan Maclean - By The Time I Get To Venus 12"

        $10.00

        Back in our store for the first time in years. Confusing both critics and fans upon initial release, The Juan's first 12" is backed by "The more raucous" 41 Small Stars (aka Ad Rock!) version and rare instrumental TG-3X. 

        A1: By The Time I Get To Venus

        A2:  By The Time I Get To Venus (41 Small Stars Version)

        B: TG-3X

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        LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up 7"
        LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up 7"

        LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up 7"

        $12.00

        You may know these two guitar jams from the bonus disc of their 2005 Self-Titled LP. Super heavy 7" in black and white picture sleeve! 

        Tracklisting:

        1. Give It Up
        2. Tired
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        Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal
        Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal

        Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal

        $12.00

        TRACKLIST: 
        1) Magic Is Easy
        2) Jesus Rabbit
        3) Meteorological
        4) Hacking Machine
        5) Retreat
        6) Come Up With Me
        7) Unicorn Cigarette (Vinyl Only)
        8) Walls Of The Universe
        9) Jackie's Daughter
        10) Green Apple

        Analog synthesizers give tangible life to the works of
        Guerilla Toss. Whether it be the sound of a rocket ship, a kitten-with-a-wah, distorted dolphins, or a clavichord made out of honey-baked ham, the band consistently finds new ways to bring together the many ideas that combine to shape each new batch of art-rock puzzle pieces.  

        Twisted Crystal, Guerilla Toss’ new LP, feels more personal than ever for the band.  Angular yet irresistibly catchy, this collection of pop songs pulls influence from powerful groups like The Slits, ESG, Gina X, and early Madonna, with sing-speak vocals from Kassie Carlson nodding to legendary artists like Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, and Lizzy Mercier Descloux – combining this all into a twisted, crystalline concoction.  

        Oracles and enigmatic egos are common lyrical themes, but charismatic instrumentality springs the listener back to extraterrestrial comfort. Old favorite sounds ring true from the trusty Sequential Circuits Six Track Synthesizer and Clavia Drum Machine. New, more refined sounds are molded and polished by drummer/producer Peter Negroponte, whose passion for perfection and creation goes far beyond an all-consuming Tetris effect.  Peter has truly excelled on this new recording, creating a complex networks of beats and sound that become easily intertwined with the rhythmic fabric of life.  

        Raised in a devoutly religious family, vocalist Kassie Carlson started performing at the age of five. She often participated in large pastoral choral performances, as well as her family’s four-part harmony gospel quartet, making her no stranger to the stage. Growing up under the fear of God leaves a distinct footprint on your perception. An omnipresent male dictates not only your present waking life but also the rest of your eternity. Discovering a rock band was more than self-expression for Kassie, it was a manifestation of a self-healing temple, a personal pipeline for power. What better way to part the waters of toxic sludge than a matriarchal shout? 

        Arian Shafiee, Guerilla Toss’ resident textural-guitar guru, is inspired by aspects of non-Western tuning and extended techniques. He designs moments of dense, glistening, pitch-shifted harmony and measured strumming that link classical impressionism to no-wave and early minimal music. His recent solo work truly comes through on this new record, as he tethers fantastical surreality to noise rock to deconstructed Middle Eastern pop music.

        Keyboardist Sam Lisabeth paws the keys with distinct virtuosity and expressive sass. A new member, Stephen Cooper (of the band Cloud Becomes Your Hand), binds the group with an urgent, disciplined, and melodic style. The hypnotic, ostinato-like basslines and up front rhythm tracks guide and grip each song like gravity, keeping the listener from swirling off into the cosmos.

        In albums past, Kassie’s performances resembled more of a manic, possessed high priestess; humming at the gates of hell, hacking telepathy and tugging the strings of every audience member. Twisted Crystal goes beyond this familiar darkness, leading us into a rhythmically calming charm with deep wisdom, serenity, and understanding. What is a twisted crystal? And who told you it would heal?

        At times the listener wanders through mazes of dizzying, alternately pulsing time signatures, but the roads always bounce, meet and magically snap back together. That meditative groove, both live and in the studio, has become signature for Guerilla Toss, drawing deep influence from 70s krautrock and experimental rock music like Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Neu!, Cluster, Todd Rundgren, and La Dusseldorf.

        A constantly evolving, living breathing entity, the band now presents the album Twisted Crystal.  Enjoy the same surrealistic, kinetic healing energy of live Guerilla Toss, today in your own home.

        “Magic is Easy. Hypnotize yourself well.”

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        Crooked Man - Crooked Man
        Crooked Man - Crooked Man

        Crooked Man - Crooked Man

        $5.00

        See that man on a far off hill, working his dog while attempting to find shelter from the howling wind and driving rain? That’s the Crooked Man, the very antithesis of the modern dance music producer. He lives a simple life, dragging his world‐weary soul across the moors in an endless bid to escape the fallout from 30 years spent at the forefront of Sheffield’s electronic music scene. Once regarded as one of the Steel City’s greatest selectors, he now admits to being gripped by fear at the idea of DJing, and refuses to spend any time in nightclubs. 

        He may be ill at ease with the darkroom throb of 21st century clubs, but the house music the Crooked Man produces is as weighty, alien, raw and left of‐centre as anything you’d get from many a hyped young producer. He’s assisted in his studio endeavours by two other Sheffield survivors: former Clock DVA man Michael Ward, and David Lewin, once the other half of Bleep & Booster with former ABC and Vice Versa man Stephen Singleton.

        The Crooked Man’s music blends wonky electronic rhythms, heavy bass and razor sharp, politically aware lyrics, often delivered by the honeyed tonsils of Pete Simpson. For proof, check out the banker‐baiting “Scum (Always Rises The Top)”, or the bittersweet social commentary of “Fools & Fanatics”. The Crooked Man may be world weary, but he’s still brimming with rage. Few could have foreseen a link between this jaded recluse and New York’s militantly forward‐looking DFA Records. But then again, the Crooked Man does have history.

        Raised a farm boy, his life changed when he first heard the industrial funk and futurist electronic pop of local bands Cabaret Voltaire and the Human League. Bored of having no decent parties to go to, he became DJ Parrot and began promoting the soon to be legendary Jive Turkey events in 1985. Alongside his DJ partner Winston Hazel, he united Sheffield’s disparate dancers by joining the dots between Northern Soul, disco, hip‐hop, electro and the emerging underground dance sounds of Chicago, Detroit and New York.

        In 1987, an early foray into music production accidentally created a hit record, the major label‐signed “Hustle (To The Music)” by Funky Worm. The commercial desires of a large, conservative label proved hugely frustrating, and he soon yearned to break free and head back underground. Salvation came from within Sheffield, with the launch of Warp Records. He teamed up with Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H Kirk under the Sweet Exorcist alias, delivering the peerless “Testone” in 1990, one of the landmark records of the bleep era. The pair went on to release the first album on Warp, C.C.E.P., in 1991.

        Many records under different aliases followed, for both independent and major labels, before Parrot once again found himself chart‐bound as part of eccentric Steel City trio All Seeing I. Their debut album, 1999’s Pickled Eggs & Sherbet, featured contributions from some of Sheffield’s finest, including Jarvis Cocker and The Human League’s Phil Oakey.

        Since then, Parrot has kept a low profile. When not working his sheepdogs, he’s quietly produced for Roisin Murphy, Add N To (X), Richard Hawley and Toddla T, amongst others. His decision, some years back, to revisit his love of raw, bass‐heavy house music merely marks another twist in the winding path of the Crooked Man.

        Tracklist:

        1. Coming Up For Air
        2. This Machine (Kills Me)
        3. The Girl With Better Clothes
        4. Scum (Always Rises To The Top)
        5. Preset
        6. Fools And Fanatics
        7. Try Me
        8. I'll Be Loving You
        9. Happiness
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        Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star
        Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star

        Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star

        $5.00

        Black Meteoric Star was written, recorded and produced by Gavin Russom between September of 2006 and December of 2008.

        This CD contains the entire 12" series.


        Excluding "Dawn" the tracks have been edited for album length.


        The original digital transfers of tracks 1-4 were done in Berlin.


        This recording was achieved using specialized electronic circuits designed and built by Gavin Russom.

        Tracklist:
        1) Death Tunnel
        2) World Eater
        3) Domination
        4) Anthem
        5) Dream Catcher
        6) Dawn

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        YACHT - See Mystery Lights
        YACHT - See Mystery Lights

        YACHT - See Mystery Lights

        $20.00

        Single LP on WHITE vinyl in a beautiful, spot-glossed cover. Features Summer Song and Psychic City, among like 8 other tracks or so. Includes an instant digital download. 

        Tracklisting:

        1. Ring the Bell
        2. The Afterlife
        3. I'm In Love With a Ripper
        4. It's Boring / You Can Live Anywhere You Want
        5. Psychic City
        6. Summer Song
        7. We Have All We've Ever Wanted
        8. Don't Fight the Darkness
        9. I'm In Love With a Ripper (Party Mix)
        10. Psychic City (Version)
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        Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"
        Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"

        Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"

        $13.00

        This track is basically the benchmark whenever we have a good chat around the office about a "classic DFA 12". Features a remix of Endless Happiness by EYE of The Boredoms on the flip.

        Tracklisting:

        1. Cone Toaster
        2. Endless Happiness (EYƎ Remix)
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        Shit Robot - We Got A Love
        Shit Robot - We Got A Love

        Shit Robot - We Got A Love

        $5.00

        DFA Records is proud to present We Got a Love, the sophomore full-length by Shit Robot a.k.a. Dublin native Marcus Lambkin. Recorded in Germany and New York, the nine-track album includes the killer recent singles, “Feels Real” and “We Got a Love.” 

        Like Lambkin’s 2010 debut From the Cradle to the Rave, We Got a Love sports an array of guests that include DFA veterans Nancy Whang, Museum of Love and Luke Jenner (The Rapture), plus hip-house hero Lidell Townsell and Australian singer Holly Backler. The album’s distinctive artwork was created in collaboration with Irish graffiti artist Maser.

         Track List:

        1. The Secret (Feat. Reggie Watts)
        2. Dingbat (Feat. Museum Of Love)
        3. Do That Dance (Feat. Nancy Whang)
        4. Do It (Right) [Feat. Lidell Townsell]
        5. Feels Real (Feat. Luke Jenner)
        6. Space Race
        7. Feels Like (Feat. Holly Backler)
        8. We Got A Love (Feat. Reggie Watts)
        9. Tempest
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