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PRE-ORDER: LCD Soundsystem - new body rhumba 12"
PRE-ORDER: LCD Soundsystem - new body rhumba 12"

PRE-ORDER: LCD Soundsystem - new body rhumba 12"

$15.00

PLEASE READ THIS BOLDED COPY: EXPECTED SHIP DATE SOMETIME IN JANUARY 2023.

Stretch 'em out and shake off the cobwebs - LCD Soundsystem have returned, in recorded form, from a 5-year hibernation. 'new body rhumba' was written and recorded for the new Noah Baumbach film, White Noise, which is an adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel. It’s classic LCD, all tight and brash, with a coda headed for the second star from the right and straight on 'till morning.

Single-sided 12'' vinyl, mastered and cut at 45rpm by Bob 'Sparklebear' Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, pressed at MPO in France.

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PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP
PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP
PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP
PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP
PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP
PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP
PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP
PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP
PRE-ORDER: The Clouds - The Clouds LP

PRE-ORDER: 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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Rainbow Bolt Crewneck Sweatshirt
Rainbow Bolt Crewneck Sweatshirt
Rainbow Bolt Crewneck Sweatshirt
Rainbow Bolt Crewneck Sweatshirt

Rainbow Bolt Crewneck Sweatshirt

$49.99

It is what it says it is! Primary color vibes for the brrrr months.

Printed on Independent Trading Co. midweight sweatshirts.

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JJULIUS - Vol. 2 LP
JJULIUS - Vol. 2 LP
JJULIUS - Vol. 2 LP
JJULIUS - Vol. 2 LP

JJULIUS - Vol. 2 LP

$23.00

Needle drop and a floaty, child-like piano sucks you into the post-punk papier-mâché world of JJULIUS, where everyone speaks Swedish, listens to Young Marble Giants and eats nothing but Twizzlers.

Vol. 2 is, perhaps obviously, a continuation of the world-building JJULIUS did on Vol. 1, which is a little more raw, a little wilder in spirit and sold out at both source and every record store that managed to get its hand on a copy. It will also re-arrive this summer on DFA this summer alongside its successor. (Order here.)

JJULIUS is Gotebörg’s Julius Pierstorff, who, with his partner Elin Engström aka Loopsel, also records as Monokultur and runs the tiny label Mamma’s Mysterious Jukebox.

The music they make both together and separately is entirely their own, with its own rules of what instruments come and go; when a song begins and ends or swells like a marshmallow. And yet! It’s also referencing all the records we love and know - Young Marble Giants, Postcard Records, early Cabaret Voltaire, and even contemporary local peers like Mathaverskan.

Buy the ticket, take the trip.

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JJULIUS - Vol. 1 LP
JJULIUS - Vol. 1 LP
JJULIUS - Vol. 1 LP
JJULIUS - Vol. 1 LP

JJULIUS - Vol. 1 LP

$23.00

Written and recorded in the depths of the early pandemic, JJULIUS’ first solo album, Vol. 1, is a heavily lidded, subsuming journey into the dark heart DIY and kosmische sounds. There are traditional “songs” here, sure - catchy basslines, little dollops of guitar melody, and words, albeit sung in Swedish - but it’s really more of a complete experience than a collection of tracks, a world you don’t really want to leave even if you have no idea what’s really going on.

JJULIUS is Julius Pierstorff, a Götebörg-based musician and producer who has kicked around that city’s incredibly vibrant DIY scene in a variety of projects. He is half of Monokultur with his partner Elin, who also records on her own as Loopsel. Newly signed to DFA, the pair have new records on the way along with this repress of the long-since-sold-out Vol. 1.

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DFAvey Short Sleeve Shirt
DFAvey Short Sleeve Shirt
DFAvey Short Sleeve Shirt
DFAvey Short Sleeve Shirt
DFAvey Short Sleeve Shirt
DFAvey Short Sleeve Shirt
DFAvey Short Sleeve Shirt

DFAvey Short Sleeve Shirt

$29.98

Clarity. Efficiency. Power. This the DFA way.

Designed by Nick Millhiser.

Pocket print and full back print on Gildan Hammer blanks by Studio Sevens.

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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

$33.00

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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LCD Soundsystem - London Sessions
LCD Soundsystem - London Sessions

LCD Soundsystem - London Sessions

$33.00

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

The Juan Maclean - In A Dream 2xLP

$33.00

'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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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"

$15.00

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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YACHT - Shangri-La
YACHT - Shangri-La

YACHT - Shangri-La

$33.00

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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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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