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LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart 7"
LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart 7"
LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart 7"
LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart 7"
LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart 7"
LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart 7"

LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart 7"

$12.98

 

Single-sided 7" originally released in 2015, repressed in 2020, now rerepressed in 2021.

The speed on the label is correct this time!

Mastering and lacquer cut by Chocolate Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and pressed at Brooklynphono.

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LCD Soundsystem - pow pow (idjut boys remix) 12"
LCD Soundsystem - pow pow (idjut boys remix) 12"

LCD Soundsystem - pow pow (idjut boys remix) 12"

$15.98

From the depths of the DFA vault (really just an assortment of poorly organized hard drives of varying vintages), we found this gem, a version of “pow pow” made all squirrely by master squirrels the Idjut Boys.

Why we kept this a secret for 14 years will forever remain a mystery. It’s a distant cousin of the original - vocals gone, drums looped out, squelch and delay coming down like rain. A real chugger.

What better to pair it with, then, than Rub-N-Tug’s remix of “too much love,” long out of print from its original pressing in 2005 and still a complete monster meant for dark rooms and cranked up smoke machines. It lives on wax once again, now with a likeminded buddy.

Both tracks were recut at 45RPM by Bob Weston and pressed with care by the good humans at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, MI. Hand-stamped here at DFA and limited to 1000 pieces.


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LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 2xLP

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 2xLP

$37.98

Of the many arresting moments that fill LCD Soundsystem's This Is Happening, perhaps the most unexpected comes less than halfway through album opener "Dance Yrself Clean." The seemingly unassuming, low-key rumble of a song morphs from its mumbled beginnings into an outsized flash of synth ballast and wailing vocals. The sudden shift is like the flicking on of a light, the perfect example of frontman-songwriter-mastermind James Murphy's effortless balance of restraint and release, organic rock and electro pop, and muted cool and vibrant emotion. This study in contrasts pervades LCD Soundsystem's third, and possibly final, release--an album where Murphy refracts images of heartbreak and longing through the scattered light of a disco ball. 

The cautious observations and honest reveals that follow are literally and figuratively quieter moments than that initial blare. On "All I Want," against a wall of whirling guitar, Murphy recognizes a relationship that can't be saved, and instead asks for "your pity" and "your bitter tears." "Get Along" shuffles over pulsing keys and bubbling percussion as Murphy tries to bridge physical and emotional distance, singing, "You might forget, forget the sound of a voice / Still, you shouldn't forget the things we laughed about." Conversely, the sparsely decorated, sauntering "Somebody's Calling Me" is almost hopeful in comparison: "Somebody's calling me" Murphy half whispers, "to be my girl." 

There are stretches of lyrical levity here, too. "You Wanted a Hit," which sits atop shiny synths, a driving bass-line and layers of handclaps, laments record label demands on what turns out to be one of the album's hookiest tracks. "Pow Pow" veers toward past "talkies" like "Losing My Edge," and features keyboardist Nancy Whang shouting in unison with Murphy. 

With This Is Happening, Murphy has created a work of both nuanced introspection and distanced observation. DFA is proud to offer the vinyl version of this much lauded release, which also includes contributions from drummer Pat Mahoney and sound collagist Gavin Russom.

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

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem LP

$29.98

The debut LP from LCD Soundsystem.

1xLP in a reverse board 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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The Rapture - Echoes LP
The Rapture - Echoes LP
The Rapture - Echoes LP
The Rapture - Echoes LP
The Rapture - Echoes LP

The Rapture - Echoes LP

$32.98

The album that, in many ways, started it all. Repressed for the first time since its release in 2003.

Produced by James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy for the DFA.

Pressed at Citizen Vinyl in Asheville, NC from lacquers cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.

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LIGHT ASYLUM - LIGHT ASYLUM LP
LIGHT ASYLUM - LIGHT ASYLUM LP
LIGHT ASYLUM - LIGHT ASYLUM LP
LIGHT ASYLUM - LIGHT ASYLUM LP
LIGHT ASYLUM - LIGHT ASYLUM LP

LIGHT ASYLUM - LIGHT ASYLUM LP

$35.98

  • Lacquer cut by Bob Weston
  • Pressed with love by real humans at Citizen Vinyl in Asheville, NC
  • Single LP in a gatefold jacket, printed insert, and 24" x 36" fold out poster

In 2012, LIGHT ASYLUM - part of the larger DFA family tree, featuring the superhuman vocalist Shannon Funchess, who sang on stage with LCD at MSG the year prior, and her then collaborator Bruno Coviello - released their self-titled debut album. It remains widely streaming, but for whatever reason has flown under the radar since those in between days. The notable exception is Discogs, where vinyl copies have been selling for like $200. When revisiting the record a few years ago, wondering as we always did how a track like “A Certain Person” never became a Very Big Song, given that it would make even the coldest, crabbiest heart burst into flames, we were confronted with this imbalance and felt compelled to act.

That LIGHT ASYLUM found a sort of rarefied status makes sense. It’s the kind of record cherished by Those Who Know: perfectly crafted, spiritually commanding synth-pop with a voice that sounds like some kind of goth oracle from beyond. It’s simply too good to remain out of print.

This version was pressed at Citizen Vinyl in Asheville, NC from lacquers cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. The package includes all of the original art - gatefold jacket, printed insert, 24” x 36” fold-out poster - with a slightly tweaked cover: where there were once three different shots of Shannon, now there is only one, definitive version.

 

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LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge 12"

LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge 12"

$14.98

"Losing My Edge" backed with "Beat Connection." This is the 2012 remastered version cut super loud by Bob Weston. It doesn't skip anymore!

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LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou 12"

LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou 12"

$17.98

A cover of the almighty Alan Vega tune recorded during the This Is Happening sessions, original released in 2009, never repressed for whatever reason (life?), and played live exactly five times:

  • 1x at MSG in 2011
  • 1x at the Panorama Festival in NYC in 2016 (right after Alan died)
  • 3x at the Brooklyn Steel 2022 residency

Figured since it's back in the rotation, it was worth a repress.

Four color print on a reverse board sleeve.

Poly-lined inner.

Cut by Bob Weston at 45RPM. Pressed at IRP in Bordentown, NJ.

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V/A - DFA Records Compilation #2 4xLP Boxed Set
V/A - DFA Records Compilation #2 4xLP Boxed Set

V/A - DFA Records Compilation #2 4xLP Boxed Set

$99.98

What could have been a mere anthology of the label's uniformly excellent 2004 output is, additionally, a meticulously assembled personal narrative. This is a label that balances its musical and commercial aspirations with an earthy, no-bullshit disposition and-- let's say it-- the world's best fucking handclaps.” - Nick Sylvester, Pitchfork, in the heady days of 2004.


Behold, Compilation #2. A compendium what are arguably the best prime-era DFA cuts, mostly all recorded and/or remixed at the old DFA Studios on W. 13th Street (with some notable exceptions), released as 12-inches and then compiled onto a 3xCD set for convenience because, at the time, people actually bought CDs more than vinyl.

 

Now, in the spirit of time not really being much of a linear thing anymore, and for our own selfish desire to have this version of Liquid Liquid’s “Bellhead,” produced by the DFA, finally committed to wax, we have reverse engineered this thing back onto vinyl and presented it as a four-record boxed set.


We went back and found the master tapes or files for each song - a not insignificant effort given our habit of disorganization. We then rather painstakingly resequenced and remastered it with the guy we trust with such things: Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. The lacquers Bob cut were plated and pressed at what we believe to be one of the best pressing plants in the country: QRP in Salina, Kansas.


We tell you all of this to say: we took this shit pretty seriously. Because we felt like it was important and because we felt like some folks would really appreciate it. It sounds remarkable. It looks great. (Rob Carmichael re-did the original packaging, adding a new photo from DFA OG Tim Saccenti from one of the original parties at W. 13th St.) Of course, we somehow can’t stop ourselves from making labeling errors - Pixeltan’s “That’s the Way I Like It” somehow escaped the center labels on the fourth record. It’s kind of the DFA curse. Has to be!


DFA Compilation #2 Vinyl Tracklist

SIDE A

  1. Black Leotard Front - Casual Friday
SIDE B
  1. J.O.Y. - Sunplus (DFA Remix)
  2. The Juan MacLean - I Robot
  3. The Juan MacLean - Dance Hall Modulator Dub
SIDE C
  1. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Rise (DFA Remix)
  2. Black Dice - Wasteder
  3. J.O.Y. - Sunplus
SIDE D
  1. LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Pretentious Version)
  2. The Rapture - Sister Saviour (DFA Dub)
SIDE E
  1. Liquid Liquid - Bellhead
  2. LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Crass Version)
SIDE F
  1. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - El Monte
  2. The Rapture - Alabama Sunshine
SIDE G
  1. Pixeltan - Get Up / Say What (DFA Remix)
  2. LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection (Extended Disco Dub)
SIDE H
  1. Pixeltan - That’s The Way I Like It
  2. Black Dice - Endless Happiness (EYE Remix)
  3. The Juan MacLean - Less Than Human
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LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 2xLP
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 2xLP

LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 2xLP

$32.98

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 Clouds - The Clouds LP
The Clouds - The Clouds LP
The Clouds - The Clouds LP
The Clouds - The Clouds LP
The Clouds - The Clouds LP
The Clouds - The Clouds LP
The Clouds - The Clouds LP
The Clouds - The Clouds LP
The Clouds - The Clouds LP

The Clouds - The Clouds LP

$61.98

LIMITED TO 250 COPIES WORLDWIDE

FIRST-EVER VINYL RELEASE OF A LITTLE-HEARD CULT RELEASE FROM THE EARLY 2000S

REMASTERED AND CUT AT 45RPM BY BOB WESTON.

ORIGINAL GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTWORK TRANSPOSED BY MIKE VADINO.

SINGLE LP HOUSED IN A CRAFT STOCK GATEFOLD WITH A TIPPED-IN FOLD-OUT FEATURING LYRICS, LINER NOTES, AND PHOTOS. PLUS A FUZZY CLOUD ON THE FRONT. (YES, IT'S EXPENSIVE. IT COST A LOT TO MAKE THEM THIS WAY!)

“no, you can’t take them was a dfa office staple for the better part of 10 years. we were hungover and cynical, but this song always got through to a very human part of every one of us. kids listing what you can’t take with you when you die: a basketball. a radio. a clarinet. my mom. it’s a great DJ set ender, too, repeating “all you take is love”—like a lost track making weirds on mushrooms weep at the loft or something, but new and vital. the entire record is filled with moments like this. darkness and light? how will i know? it’s impossible not to care about this music.” 

- James Murphy

In 2003, The Coleman Center, an Alabama non-profit arts organization, welcomed Stuart Hyatt as an artist-musician in residence. The center, which encourages and supports projects that engage and reflect the unique surrounding community, invited Hyatt to explore local music.

Four weeks later, he emerged with The Clouds.

Hyatt, reckoning with the notion of mortality, had written and recorded songs with a variety of local citizens, social groups, and schoolchildren.

The result is a record that is plainly, if not stylistically, Americana - a patchwork of voices sown together by some simple songs about the one thing we all experience.

The original release was super DIY - Hyatt’s grandparents helped him assemble the packaging, which also somehow managed to score a Grammy nomination in the category. A copy of the CD somehow wound up in the DFA offices, where it was shared and beloved but still sat until 2020, when we decided it may finally be worth trying to re-release on vinyl.

That process took two years and an insane attention to detail, but the final product is part and parcel with the original project - a unique document of a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration.

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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

$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 - Confuse The Marketplace 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace 12"

LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace 12"

$14.98

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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LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"

LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"

$14.98

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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Jayson Green & The Jerk - Local Jerk / I Need Love 12"
Jayson Green & The Jerk - Local Jerk / I Need Love 12"
Jayson Green & The Jerk - Local Jerk / I Need Love 12"
Jayson Green & The Jerk - Local Jerk / I Need Love 12"
Jayson Green & The Jerk - Local Jerk / I Need Love 12"
Jayson Green & The Jerk - Local Jerk / I Need Love 12"

Jayson Green & The Jerk - Local Jerk / I Need Love 12"

$15.98

The DFA debut from longtime family member Jayson Green also marks the return of the classic DFA twelve-inch. Maybe it actually stands for Dying Formats Always?

Jay’s sung in a lot of bands. Like, a lot. Panthers, Violent Bullshit, Cheeseburger, and the legendary hardcore band Orchid. There are probably more. He’s always been smart and hilarious, never quite cynical though always quick to point out the absurd.

Now in a bandleader role, he’s delivered us a classic a-side in “Local Jerk,” which sounds like a party because it was actually recorded during one: tight disco drums, big claps, a neck-rolling baseline, horns, and group vocals. You can literally hear the bottles clinking.

The head trip is the b-side, “I Need Love,” which is a most terrifying, ridiculous piece of nightlife satire.

CREDITS

Produced by W. Andrew Raposo and James Murphy
Mixed by James Murphy for the DFA
Mixing Assisted by Korey Richey
Mastered and Cut by Robert “Sparklebear” Weston at Chicago Mastering Service
Pressed at Furnace Recording Pressing in Alexandria, VA

"Local Jerk"
Gang Vocals by Emma Kadar-Penner, Stevie Levy, Mary Meyer, Nancy Whang, and Monika Heidemann
Additional Production, Drums and Bass Guitar by Nick Millhiser
Additional Bass Guitar and Rhythm Guitar by W. Andrew Raposo
Lead Guitar by James Murphy
Percussion by Caito Sanchez
Saxophone and Flute by Matt Parker
Trumpet by Carter Yasutake
Spiritually Consulted by Al Doyle

"I Need Love"
Vocals by Jayson Green
Drum Programming and Bass Guitar by W. Andrew Raposo
Additional Drum Programming, Sequencers, Synths and Piano by David Mason
Guitars by Byron Kalet
Saxophone by Matt Parker

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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"

$14.98

Finally, the instrumental has been restored.
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Shit Robot - 5 Songs EP
Shit Robot - 5 Songs EP
Shit Robot - 5 Songs EP
Shit Robot - 5 Songs EP
Shit Robot - 5 Songs EP
Shit Robot - 5 Songs EP

Shit Robot - 5 Songs EP

$19.98

Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot is, in many ways, as pure DFA as anyone else. He’s been here since before the beginning, a centrifugal force pulling everyone together, an anchor of no-nonsense style and humor that is as core to our being as the fucking lightning bolt.

We’ve put out a lot of Shit Robot records. They’re all great. But it’s been a minute since the last one. (Life happens.)

Earlier this year, the drought ended when Marcus sent some demos he’d been toiling away on in the attic. We loved them immediately. They were raw and rudimentary tracks that felt completely unbothered with where they might fit in and what year it was. They were sharp and smart, the sound of the party where we wanted to be. 

He went to Al Doyle’s place in London to finish them off, and then James mixed everything here at DFA. Bob mastered it, naturally. Somewhere along the way, Suzi Horn from Prinzhorn Dance School and Mutado Pintado from Warmduscher added two incredible vocals as only they could.

It’s 5 Songs, both the name of it and the thing itself. Nominative determinism. 5 complete belters.

CREDITS
Marcus Lambkin: synths, drums, and vocals
Al Doyle: additional synthesizers
Kenny Space: electric bass
Recorded at the No Hassle Castle in Riet by Marcus Lambkin and RAE in London by Al Doyle
Additional recording at DFA Studios in Brooklyn by Korey Richey
Mixed by James Murphy for the DFA
Mastered by Robert "Sparklebear" Weston
Photography and hair by Mary Lambkin
A DFA Design product

Pressed at Citizen Vinyl in Asheville, NC

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Stuart Bogie - Morningside LP
Stuart Bogie - Morningside LP
Stuart Bogie - Morningside LP
Stuart Bogie - Morningside LP
Stuart Bogie - Morningside LP

Stuart Bogie - Morningside LP

$32.98

You’ve heard Stuart Bogie before because he’s played saxophone, clarinet, and flute on a lot of records. TV On The Radio, Foals, Sharon Van Etten, Beth Orton, Run the Jewels, Antibalas, the list goes on and on and on.

We connected with Stuart during the early clutches of COVID through Korey Richey, DFA Studios engineer and LCD Soundsystem band member. 

Stuart had been cooped up in the apartment that he shared with his partner, Karyn, and their family. It was Karyn who suggested a restless Stuart start playing clarinet on Instagram Live every morning, a ritual he kept for 150 straight days. Along the way, he solicited drones and other sounds from his friends as accompaniment.

Korey asked James if he had anything lying around that might fit. Uncharacteristically, James said yes. There was this long, plaintive drone of treated piano made sometime in the 90s that he’d just found. And another similarly droning but slightly darker organ piece made for an installation in the mid-2000s. Stuart played over both in separate sessions, improvising these beautiful, delicate clarinet runs for the sheltered, live-streaming few.

We listened back to the recordings in the office and couldn’t shake how great they were. They felt like a decompression valve, relief from the persistent, creeping apocalypse. They deserved a more meaningful existence than that of a shitty MP3. 

So, Stuart came into DFA and recorded them properly. This time Korey ran him through a stack of delay units that stretched and smeared that clarinet into each drone until they were one bewildering whole. Each recording clocked in at roughly twenty minutes - perfect side-long lengths. It all fell into place so naturally.

“Morningside” is the name of the album. Two tracks on two sides. Produced by Korey and James, mixed by James, mastered and cut by Bob. It’s out October 27. You can listen to a few snippets of each side and pre-order the vinyl below. (Since it’s only two “songs,” we aren’t releasing anything officially beforehand.)

A final, but important note: the cover features a detail of a photograph called “The Burial Vault” by the excellent photographer Gregory Crewdson, taken from his recent series “Eveningside.” (The full photograph is featured on a printed insert inside the record package.) A few months earlier, Gregory was finishing what would become “Eveningside” and asked James (a friend) if he might, y’know, have anything lying around. A video was being made about the work and music was needed. James sent these recordings, which evidently sort of stopped Gregory in his tracks. And just like that another piece of the puzzle fell into place. The connection was so natural that Stuart also finally found the title he’d been searching for (until that point, we’d been calling the record simply “Clarinet and Delay.”)

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CREDITS
Produced by James Murphy for the DFA & Korey Richey
Mixed by James Murphy
Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service
Clarinet recorded by Korey Richey at DFA Studios, Brooklyn, NY on November 6, 2022

“Morningside” treated piano recorded at DFA Recording, Manhattan, 2009 originally for an installation at Palais De Tokyo, Paris, in October 2009. Engineered by Matt Thornley and James Murphy.

“Eveningside” feedback and organ recorded sometime in 1993 at Plantain Recording House, Brooklyn, originally for a video art installation. Engineered by James Murphy.

Album art direction by Sam Duke
Cover and insert photograph by Gregory Crewdson, The Burial Vault,
2021-2022, Digital pigment print, image size: 34.5 x 46 in. © Gregory Crewdson

Pressed at Citizen Vinyl in Asheville, NC.

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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

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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CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP
CCFX - CCFX EP

CCFX - CCFX EP

$17.98

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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The Juan Maclean - In A Dream 2xLP
The Juan Maclean - In A Dream 2xLP

The Juan Maclean - In A Dream 2xLP

$32.98

'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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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"

$14.98

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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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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Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA
Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA

Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA

$22.98

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

    LCD Soundsystem - Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes) 12"

    $14.98

    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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    YACHT - Shangri-La
    YACHT - Shangri-La

    YACHT - Shangri-La

    $32.98

    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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    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

    $14.98

    Vinyl only release -  no digital download. 

    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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    Naum Gabo - F. Lux LP
    Naum Gabo - F. Lux LP
    Naum Gabo - F. Lux LP
    Naum Gabo - F. Lux LP

    Naum Gabo - F. Lux LP

    $24.98

    "A merciless triumph" - The Wire

    You must surrender. Because if you’ve followed Naum Gabo over the past 15 years - across various 12-inches, styles, and notable labels - and you’re listening to “F. Lux,” their first proper album, then you’re probably wondering how you wound up here, all the way down, barely able to see through the brain-clogging atmosphere and towering low-end.

    “F. Lux” is deep, enthralling listen, alternating between moments of pounding, world-ending techno (“Schinokapsala” and “This 1¨º∆”) and sharply imagined, surrealist scenes painted with metallic machines ("Aora" and "Haerstag"). There is light to be found in the darkness, but the only way out is through.

    Naum Gabo are Glasgow’s Jonnie Wilkes (also known as one-half of DJ duo Optimo) and James Savage (prolific mastering engineer). F. Lux was written and produced entirely by them at their Glasgow Hottrax Studios and mastered by James Savage. The album's front cover artwork is a painting by cherished Scottish painter, Andrew Cranston. The vinyl was pressed at MPO in France using lacquers cut by Bob Weston in Chicago.

    1. Aora
    2. Tols
    3. Schinokapsala
    4. Hebust Cometh
    5. Haerstag
    6. This 1¨º∆
    7. Nothing In My Hand
    8. Parasymptofelia

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

    Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

    $32.98

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Dickie Landry - Hang The Rich 12"
    Dickie Landry - Hang The Rich 12"
    Dickie Landry - Hang The Rich 12"
    Dickie Landry - Hang The Rich 12"
    Dickie Landry - Hang The Rich 12"
    Dickie Landry - Hang The Rich 12"

    Dickie Landry - Hang The Rich 12"

    $14.98

    Dickie Landry has blown many minds around the world in his lengthy career as a jazz and avant-garde saxophonist of the highest regard. He was a founding member of the Phillip Glass Ensemble and (according to Wikipedia lore) introduced Paul Simon to zydeco, one of the indigenous sounds of his native southern Louisiana. Rarely, though, does Dickie’s saxophone make you want to get up and dance like a crazy person.



    Such is the effect of “Hang The Rich,” a nugget of slinky, ecstatic punk-funk that was until recently completely lost to the sands of time. Recorded in 1986 (or thereabouts) in New Orleans, it’s the kind of song that compels you to move any which way you can, drunk on indignation.

The track came to DFA via LCD Soundsystem's Korey Richey, who knows Dickie from back home in Louisiana.

    After a lengthy search, we located the original tapes in a storage locker somewhere in the Southeast and finally were able to get a clean, quality transfer done here at DFA HQ.

From there, we only had one person in mind for a more DJ-friendly edit: Glasgow’s JD Twitch, one half of Optimo and a selector of similarly puckish spirit. Twitch’s ability to place older, skronkier sounds in a modern dance floor context are unmatched, and his edit hard and jagged before opening up into those beautiful rapturous moments that make the original so goddamn special.

    Written and produced by Dickie Landry
    Engineered by Shelton Skerrett
    Additional engineering by Korey Richey
    Soprano saxophones and Roland Jupiter 4 by Dickie Landry
    Vocals by Evelyn Erhard
    Percussion by Billy Ware
    Drums by Ricky Sebastian
    Mastered and cut at 45RPM by Bob Weston
    Pressed at MPO
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    Shit Robot Album Bundle
    Shit Robot Album Bundle
    Shit Robot Album Bundle
    Shit Robot Album Bundle
    Shit Robot Album Bundle

    Shit Robot Album Bundle

    $44.98

    This package includes all three Shit Robot vinyl LPs at special bundled price.

    "From the Cradle to the Rave" (DFA2253)

    "We Got A Love" (DFA2396)

    "What Follows" (DFA2484)

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    The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"
    The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"

    The Rapture / Juan Maclean Split 12"

    $14.98

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Still Going - Still Going Theme 12"
    Still Going - Still Going Theme 12"

    Still Going - Still Going Theme 12"

    $14.98

    dfa 2179 / 2007

    Still Going are Eric Duncan (Dr Dunks / Rub N Tug) and Liv Spencer

    A. Still Going Theme

    B. On And On

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    The Juan MacLean - Happy House (Matthew Dear V Audion Remix) 12"
    The Juan MacLean - Happy House (Matthew Dear V Audion Remix) 12"
    The Juan MacLean - Happy House (Matthew Dear V Audion Remix) 12"
    The Juan MacLean - Happy House (Matthew Dear V Audion Remix) 12"

    The Juan MacLean - Happy House (Matthew Dear V Audion Remix) 12"

    $17.98

    A understated and yet epic remix we left to the digital wilderness got pressed up by our good friend Damian Harris and his new label Vicious Charm. Only a handful (seriously, just a handful) of copies available here for our North American contingent.

    Here's what he says...

    "Originally releases in 2009 Happy House by The Juan Maclean had a lot of remixes…
    The Matthew Dear v Audion Remix was number 10.
    This is the only explanation I can find of why it slipped under the radar
    For me it is one of the finest 10:29 of mid tempo club music ever.
    The joyous vocals of Nancy Whang with added funk, edge & euphoria…

    Rathe than get ANOTHER remix I asked Mark E to rework it. He delivered a stunning soulful version already championed by Gilles Peterson & Erol Alkan."

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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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    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five 12"

    Marcus Marr - Familiar Five 12"

    $14.98

    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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    Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer
    Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer

    Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer

    $5.00

    Ecstatic, vital, and brilliantly unhinged, Guerilla Toss promotes positive energy and twisted spirituality through the less-traveled path of brutal, intelligent, live rock and roll dance music. Like a hurricane of healing bliss, a Guerilla Toss concert is more of a ritual than a performance. It is the unique pairing of musical voices and backgrounds that makes Guerilla Toss such a special party band. But they are more than that – GT gets real when you pay close attention. Their music is inspired by both tragedy and beauty, drug addiction/mental illness and the re-birth of the soul through spiritual practice and psychedelic drug healing - helping the listener overcome these mind-fuck hardships.

    GT had a productive 2015, releasing their acclaimed DFA debut Flood Dosed, which cemented support from folks ranging from punk icon Henry Rollins to Busy P of Justice’s Ed Banger Records. The band also relocated from Boston to NYC. “We felt like it was time to move closer to our favorite active bands and artists and they all just so happen to live in NYC!” This didn’t slow the pace of their live performances - between road trips to universities and DIY Festivals, they have a de-facto residency at Brooklyn’s premiere underground venue Palisades and scored opening slots for The Juan Maclean and Mission of Burma.

    Eraser Stargazer was written and recorded in 6 weeks of winter isolation in upstate New York. Fans of the group will hear all of the beloved hallmarks of the Guerilla Toss sound - solid bass grooves, squealing guitars, and kitchen sink percussion. Each instrument now occupies its own part of the audio spectrum, with vocalist/poet Kassie Carlson’s spirited incantations brought into focus. Album centerpiece Grass Shack is a perfect example of this leaner, yet tougher Toss. It traverses nearly seven minutes of game- show-winner keyboard stabs, mutant funk basslines, and time signature changes - all grounded by Peter Negroponte’s virtuosic drumming. Carlson describes the themes of the song as “A deep analytical depiction of a small unit of time, with heightened senses, Ripping yourself out of bed even though it might be harsh and overwhelming. Seeing patterns in the little things that make life beautiful.” Heavy subject matter permeates the rest of the record - but that doesn’t mean it’s a downer. Lead single Diamond Girls casts Carlson as a no-wave cheerleader over instrumentation reminiscent of DFA alumni Black Dice and The Rapture, culminating in the group’s catchiest chorus yet. Album closer Doll Face On The Calico Highway is the perfect summation - angular guitars, bells, and low-end vibrations interject and decompose as quickly as they appear, until a hissing cymbal is all that remains.

    Eraser Stargazer is released by DFA on March 4th, 2016. The initial pressing is limited to 1000 copies on green vinyl.

    Tracklisting: 

    1. Multibeast TV
    2. Diamond Girls
    3. Grass Shack
    4. Color Picture
    5. Eraser Stargazer Forever
    6. Perfume
    7. Big Brick
    8. Doll Face On The Calico Highway

     

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    Abby Echiverri - Deformation 12"
    Abby Echiverri - Deformation 12"
    Abby Echiverri - Deformation 12"
    Abby Echiverri - Deformation 12"

    Abby Echiverri - Deformation 12"

    $13.00

    We've got copies of the new, wonderfully trippy techno 12" from Abby Echiverri (LCD Soundsystem / The Bunker), out on Berlin's Patterns of Perception label.

    We have copies here in NYC, so it's a reasonable shipping for us North Americans!

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    Abby Echiverri joins the Patterns of Perception imprint with Deformation, a diverse collection of playfully psychedelic techno tracks infused with a radiant cosmic energy.

    Produced in 2021-22, Abby drew inspiration from the captivating physics simulations her partner was working on at the time, ultimately imbuing the music with an ethereal atmosphere that permeates the entire EP, and from which the tracks derive their names.

    PTN03 presents a cohesive yet diverse collection of tracks, blending psychedelic energy with delicate and profound moments. Abby's music carries an almost hopeful quality, with drum programming that leans towards groove and shuffle, and the incorporation of diminished chords and progressions that pose questions to the listener.

    Deformation is an intricate record that showcases Abby Echiverri's distinctive, three-dimensional approach to techno: one that never feels oppressive, but calls to mind a sense of exploration and freedom.

    All tracks written and produced by Abby Echiverri
    Mastering by Andreas Maan
    Original artwork by Ray Pham

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

    Wolfram - Amadeus

    $22.98

    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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    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"

    $14.98

    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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    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"

    $14.98

    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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