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Black Dice - Creature Comforts (Digital)
Black Dice - Creature Comforts (Digital)

Black Dice - Creature Comforts (Digital)

$4.99

The second classic album by Black Dice on DFA. Comes in a super heavy tip-on sleeve with neon printing that you need to see to believe. Comes bundled with an instant download in 320 mp3 format.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cloud Pleaser
  2. Treetops
  3. Island
  4. Creature
  5. Live Loop
  6. Skeleton
  7. Schwip Schwap
  8. Night Flight
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Black Dice - Miles of Smiles
Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

$0.99 $9.99

Smiles for miles. The Black Dice classic comes with Miles of Smiles on the A-side and Trip Dude Delay to the B-side in a beautifully collaged sleeve.

Tracklisting:

  1. Miles of Smiles
  2. Trip Dude Delay
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Factory Floor - Digital Download
Factory Floor - Digital Download

Factory Floor - Factory Floor (Digital)

$7.99

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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Factory Floor - Two Different Ways Remixes (Digital)
Factory Floor - Two Different Ways Remixes (Digital)

Factory Floor - Two Different Ways Remixes (Digital)

$2.99

This super limited CD is in a custom spray-painted PVC case, and includes all 6 versions of Two Different Ways.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Two Different Ways
  2. Two Different Ways (Second Way)
  3. Two Different Ways (Richard H. Kirk Remix)
  4. Two Different Ways (Perc Remix)
  5. Two Different Ways (Perc Dub)
  6. Two Different Ways (Perc Noisy Remix)
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Holy Ghost! - Dynamics (Digital)
Holy Ghost! - Dynamics (Digital)

Holy Ghost! - Dynamics (Digital)

$6.99

Holy Ghost! are excited to unveil Dynamics, the follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed 2011 debut album. Recorded and mixed at DFA Studios with the help of Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen, Friendly Fires), it is front-to-back one of the finest dance pop records of 2013.

The duo’s last full-length was hailed as a “classic pop album” by The Los Angeles Times and garnered three Best New Music awards on Pitchfork—who premiered the debut Dynamics single and video, “Dumb Disco Ideas,” in May. Holy Ghost! have been mainstays at the spring and summer festival circuit throughout 2013, and the band are preparing to hit the road soon for a run of dates with the legendary New Order.

Tracklisting:

  1. Okay
  2. Dumb Disco Ideas
  3. Changing Of The Guard
  4. Dance A Little Closer
  5. It Must Be The Weather
  6. 1 For Edgar
  7. I Wanna Be Your Hand
  8. Bridge & Tunnel
  9. Don't Look Down
  10. In The Red
  11. Cheap Shots

 

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Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost! (Digital)
Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost! (Digital)

Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost! (Digital)

$7.99

Tracklisting:

  1. Do It Again
  2. Wait & See
  3. Hold My Breath
  4. Say My Name
  5. Jam For Jerry
  6. Hold On
  7. It's Not Over
  8. Slow Motion
  9. Static on the Wire
  10. Some Children
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Larry Gus - Years Not Living (Digital)
Larry Gus - Years Not Living (Digital)

Larry Gus - Years Not Living (Digital)

$7.99

Inspired by the rural environment of his hometown of Veria, Greece, multi-instrumentalist / singer / producer Panagiotis Melidis started writing music as Larry Gus (from the Greek larigas, or larynx) in 2006, soon after the early demise of his previous band Ginger (a bass and drums duo with a sound similar to the early-’00s Providence scene, paired with hip hop overtones).

Melidis initially composed production music, and later on earned a reputation for intense and chaotic live performances. He retained Ginger’s primitive aesthetics of groove based music, along with an obsession for late-’60s / early-’70s free jazz, and combined them with sample-based techniques and crystal-clear psychedelic pop melodies, all merged into infinitely dense layers and polyrhythms.

Stitches, his first proper full-length, was released in 2009 for Greek hip hop label Cast-A-Blast, and Melidis began a yearlong residency at the Music Technology Group in Barcelona as an intern and postgraduate student. He then returned back to Veria to work on his next project, Years Not Living, an album inspired by Georges Perec’s 1978 book Life: A Users Manual and Lucio Battisti’s 1974 album Anima Latina. The sessions yielded a staggering 85 songs, and the entire process, set amidst Greece’s financial crisis, was documented and will be part of the feature film My Friend Larry Gus (directed by Vasilis Katsoupis), to be released in 2013.

Pared down to ten tracks, Years Not Living incorporates a wealth of diverse styles, ranging from ’60s / ’70s psychedelia and pop to hip hop and more.

Tracklisting:

  1. With All Your Eyes Look
  2. The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)
  3. Taxonomies
  4. The Sun Plagues
  5. The Eternal and the Ephemeral
  6. Merely Today
  7. Pericles
  8. In Violet Ink (Misprints)
  9. The Percival Seascapes
  10. Paths Laid Down
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Peter Gordon + Love Of Life Orchestra (Digital)
Peter Gordon + Love Of Life Orchestra (Digital)

Peter Gordon + Love Of Life Orchestra (Digital)

$7.99 $14.99

Peter Gordon and his Love of Life Orchestra--as a new audience discovered upon hearing the FabricLive.36 compilation, a handpicked mix from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Pat Mahoney that opened and closed with Gordon's "Beginning of the Heartbreak / Don't Don't"--are testament to the incredible musical innovations happening in New York City in the late 1970s. Those two compositions, underpinned with disco and gilded with noisy guitar bursts, hanging piano chords and saxophone wails, exhibit not only Gordon's kaleidoscopic vision as a musician, but his precision as a producer and composer. Featuring avant-experimentalists and downtown legends David Byrne and Arto Lindsay as well as Love of Life Orchestra cofounders Gordon and David Van Tieghem, the tracks shine a light on the work of an artist whose influence on dance music is recognizable more than three decades later. 

Gordon's hefty contribution to music is given an up-close look with Love of Life Orchestra, a retrospective of the composer's work. Compiled here are the aforementioned singles and songs that show the breadth and quality of Gordon's output. "Extended Niceties" unfurls a dizzying call-and-response between blaring sax and synths, while the expansive "Roses on the Disco Floor" builds in intensity, size and tempo as it nears its epic end. "Still You" and "Beautiful Dreamer" by Justine & The Victorian Punks (a collaborative project with New York-based visual artist Colette) feature disco grooves and sweetly voiced melodies. "Iago's Escape," which begins with dramatic strings and quasi-operatic vocals, unexpectedly incorporates klezmer-influenced clarinet. "That Hat" is a quirky experiment incorporating early hip-hop beats and featuring vocals from pioneer Arthur Russell, New York Doll David Johansen and Rebecca Armstrong.

The album is rounded out with "Another Heartbreak / Don't Don't Redux," Gordon's own reworking of the seminal opening medley, which freshly reinterprets the original's sax lead and adds new synthesizer parts. Throughout this impressive catalog, harmoniously interwoven strains of jazz, rock and neoclassical, add texture and color to these wonderful songs. Love of Life Orchestra, taken as a whole, serves as ample testimony to the far-reaching scope of Gordon's musical sensibilities and a reminder of his enduring musical legacy.

Tracklisting:

  1. Beginning of the Heartbreak / Don't Don't
  2. Extended Niceties
  3. Don't Don't (Reprise)
  4. Roses On The Disco Floor
  5. Still You
  6. Beautiful Dreamer
  7. Iago's Escape
  8. That Hat
  9. Another Heartbreak / Don't Don't (Redux)
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Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class (Digital)
Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class (Digital)

Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class (Digital)

$7.99

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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Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave (Digital)
Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave (Digital)

Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave (Digital)

$7.99

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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Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem (Digital)
Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem (Digital)

Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem (Digital)

$7.99

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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