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Cold Beat - Mother

Cold Beat - Mother

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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

$10.00

 

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

The Juan Maclean - In A Dream

$10.00

2020 Repress on light blue heavyweight vinyl now available! 

'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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Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss
Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss

Guerilla Toss - Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss

$12.00

Now on vinyl for the first time! Limited edition cassettes available too.

From the 2018 press release:

DFA Records and Bokeh Versions have teamed up for a joint release - a reworking of the freaky post-punk stylings of Guerilla Toss by Athens, Greece-based musician and producer Dimitris Papadatos, a.k.a. Jay Glass Dubs.

The EP comes on the heels of the former’s latest record, GT Ultra. Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss turns the hyper-bouncy pop and deeper, darker tracks of GT Ultra into four, stripped-down dub ruminations, each one spacier and weirder than the last.

The frenetic, zany tempos of songs like “Skull Pop” and “Can I Get The Real Stuff?” are transformed into slow, viscous existential crises that focus in on Kassie Carlson’s echoing vocals. Jay Glass Dubs works headphone magic with reverberating percussion and slinky basslines, as always keeping one foot in dub’s past but both eyes on its horizon.

Artist in demand and Bokeh-affiliate Patrick Savile’s artwork eloquently articulates the ethos of the EP – speedy, psychedelic textures are blurred and made malleable, gracefully reflecting the sounds of original album through a hazy prism.

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YACHT - Chain Tripping
YACHT - Chain Tripping
YACHT - Chain Tripping
YACHT - Chain Tripping
YACHT - Chain Tripping
YACHT - Chain Tripping
YACHT - Chain Tripping

YACHT - Chain Tripping

$10.00


DFA-edition 
half white / half light blue vinyl, only available from our store! 

Tracklist: 
1) (Downtown) Dancing
2) Hey Hey
3) SCATTERHEAD
4) Loud Light
5) Blue On Blue
6) DEATH
7) Sad Money
8) California Dali
9) Stick it to the Station
10) Little Instant 

“We wanted to find a way to interrogate technology more deeply,” explains Claire L. Evans, one-third of the pop group YACHT. “From the ground up,” adds her partner and YACHT founder Jona Bechtolt. The group—rounded out by longtime collaborator Rob Kieswetter—would know: their seventeen-year career has been marked by a series of conceptual stunts, experiments, and attempts to use technology “sideways.” Even the band’s name speaks to this: YACHT is an acronym for Young Americans Challenging High Technology

Chain Tripping is their seventh album and third with DFA Records. Recorded between the band’s home in Los Angeles and Marfa, Texas, the ten-song collection marks a shift in the group’s relationship with technology. Rather than trying to comment on existing platforms from within their own filter bubble, the band stripped their process down and rebuilt it using a technology entirely new to them—Artificial Intelligence, and more specifically, machine learning. 

In order to compose Chain Tripping, YACHT invented their own AI songwriting process, a journey of nearly three years. They first tried to discover any existing YACHT formulas by collaborating with engineers and creative technologists to explore their own back catalogue of 82 songs using machine learning tools. Eventually they created their own working method, painstakingly stitching meaningful fragments of plausible nonsense together from extensive, seemingly endless fields of machine-generated music and lyrics, themselves emerging from custom models created with the help of generous experts in neural networks, deep learning, and AI.

The band’s characteristically frenetic pop sound is toned down on songs like “(Downtown) Dancing,” a scotch-tape disco track that marries an anxious, funky bass groove with the lo-fi sound of the NSynth, a neural synthesizer that uses a machine learning process called latent space interpolation to imagine new sounds in between traditional instrumentation. The NSynth appears all over Chain Tripping, notably on the jewel-like “Blue on Blue,” a euphoric love song wound with surprisingly omnidirectional melodies. The generative composition process “broke us out of a mold of concise, formal, four-bar patterns and let us accept longer, meandering riffs,” explains Kieswetter; like most of Chain Tripping’s standout tracks, the song contains lyrical fragments that coalesce, collapse, and reform with fluid ease. The process also surfaced surreal idioms, like “Loud Light’s” anthemic “I’m so in love / I can feel it in my car,” or the lovely phrase “palm of your eye,” which pins the lilting chorus of the driving “SCATTERHEAD” into place, a song that splits the difference between postmodern rock and no-wave dance music with wiggly ease.

We saw this album as an opportunity to teach the machine our values, our history, our community, and our influences,“ adds Evans. “This record is a product of a technological moment that is rapidly evolving. It taught us everything we wanted to know about ourselves: how we work, what moves us, and which ambiguities are worth leaning into. We didn’t set out to produce algorithmically-generated music that could ‘pass’ as human. We set out to make something meaningful. Something entirely our own.”

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DFA & LCD Soundsystem Photo Print by Ruvan Wijesooriya
DFA & LCD Soundsystem Photo Print by Ruvan Wijesooriya
DFA & LCD Soundsystem Photo Print by Ruvan Wijesooriya
DFA & LCD Soundsystem Photo Print by Ruvan Wijesooriya
DFA & LCD Soundsystem Photo Print by Ruvan Wijesooriya

DFA & LCD Soundsystem Photo Print by Ruvan Wijesooriya

$100.00

*PRE-ORDER item. 
Edition of 50 16x16 prints (sold out) begins shipment Wednesday, November 6th.
Edition of 150 (now on sale) ships week of November 18th.

Edition One: A 16x16" art print of a photo from the early days of DFA Records & LCD Soundsystem, signed by Ruvan Wijesooriya. Limited to 50. (SOLD OUT)

Edition Two: A 12x12" print, same paper & stock, signed by Ruvan Wijesooriya. Limited to 150. (NOW ON SALE)

In May 2005 DFA & LCD decided to throw a party at a midtown dance club in NYC called Downtime. It helped define a time, a sound and the ethos of a small label & band who were successfully getting their friends and fans drunk with major label money that was supposed to be spent on a fancy music video. There was an incredible sense of community and the energy of people really going for it - which is what the image represents. 

This image was eventually used as a poster insert for the European 7” single version of “Disco Infiltrator.” This image established the beginning of a working relationship between LCD and photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya, who continues to document the band. This print is currently being shown as part of the touring exhibition, "Meet Me in The Bathroom."

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The second edition image is printed 12x12” on archival 305 GSM 100% cotton white matte photo paper in an edition of 100, signed and numbered. 

Ships unframed in gallery-grade protective packaging. 

*FREE SHIPPING ON USA ORDERS OVER $100!

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DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020
DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020
DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020
DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020
DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020
DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020
DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020
DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020

DFA Sticker Pack - Summer 2020

$3.00

A pack of three durable vinyl DFA stickers! Featuring: a new colorway of our Stealie-inspired design, our timeless classic Heart design, and a new bolt sticker modeled after Larry Gus' Subservient LP.

If you are looking for just one sticker, a single Stealie decal is available too!

Perfect for livening up your turntable / water bottle / skateboard / bike helmet / bumper / trapper keeper or pretty much any other place you want to put a sticker. 


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

LCD Soundsystem – Yr City’s A Sucker

$15.00

*Iconic early LCD Soundsystem vinyl single 12” with vocal version on both sides. Comes in a white disco jacket.
*Each side is 09:22.
*This is a 2015 repressing at 45rpm. The original 12" single release from 2005 was pressed at 33rpm. Released October of 2015.
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XLNT - High Tide
XLNT - High Tide
XLNT - High Tide
XLNT - High Tide

XLNT - High Tide

$16.98

Tracklist: 
1) High Tide
2) High Tide (Secret Circuit)
3) High Tide (Dr. Dunks) 

Christened High Tide after the sudden rising of the LA River basin during a particularly epic and rare rainfall, this cosmic slop funk jam was born from the minds of Devin Flynn (Pixeltan) and Eddie Ruscha (Secret Circuit), two individuals with a deep connection to Los Angeles tap water sources. While traipsing through the aisles of an Atwater Village bodega, the two mustered up a plan to create a rhythmic piece so delectable as to turn peoples’ heads inside out and pummel the senses with a wobbly Jah Wobble bass sound and a toy drum machine “no toy” style back beat. They figured if they laced it up with enough electronic scuzz, the masses would be sure to want to sip from its nectar. 

When DFA got wind, it was all systems go, and from then on, all relevant parties knew that they should sit on the track for at least five years before it was released, otherwise the world at large would not be ready for it. The remixes are by Eddie himself, as Secret Circuit, and Dr. Dunks, AKA Eric Duncan, a fellow Angeleno (at least at heart). Eric and Devin rolled through the streets as small children, shredding curbs and tagging local ice cream trucks, so it was inevitable they would reconnect and jam on High Tide. 

Devin Flynn is an animator, musician and teacher who has worked on projects like Gary Panter's web series Pink Donkey and the Fly and MTV2’s Wonder Showzen. He has previously released on DFA with Pixeltan, a trio—Flynn, Hisham Bharoocha of Black Dice, and singer Mika Yoneta—that recorded with The DFA at the label’s inception, creating two seminal singles. Eddie Ruscha is another DFA veteran, having remixed artists including Wolfram and Museum of Love. He has been making music for decades, as Secret Circuit and with a myriad of other aliases and collaborators, in addition to recording under his own name. He has released on labels like Beats in Space and Emotional Response, among others.

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Steal Your Slipmat
Steal Your Slipmat
Steal Your Slipmat
Steal Your Slipmat

Steal Your Slipmat

$19.99

*Our first new slipmats in two years
*12" single slipmat with Glazed™ Bottom
*Limited to 100 per style

The stealie returns! Black and orange colorway.

Buy one of our new slipmats, get the other half off! Choose two of the same, or check out our Gradient Bolt Slipmat.

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Hercules & Love Affair - Album Release Party Poster
Hercules & Love Affair - Album Release Party Poster
Hercules & Love Affair - Album Release Party Poster
Hercules & Love Affair - Album Release Party Poster
Hercules & Love Affair - Album Release Party Poster
Hercules & Love Affair - Album Release Party Poster

Hercules & Love Affair - Album Release Party Poster

$40.00

**Now Shipping!

Original 2008 19"x26" neon screen printed show poster, announcing the debut of Hercules & Love Affair, from their first-ever performance at Studio B, Brooklyn on 5/17/2008. Featuring a vibrant, multi-colored layered print on heavy poster paper.  The show also featured Horse Meat Disco & Tim Sweeney.
These posters were originally sold at the live show and then stored away afterward.
 
Original artwork by Scott Williams. (http://www.byscottwilliams.com)
 
We have approx. 100 of 300 left, recently found sealed tight in our storage unit. Get them before they are gone forever!

Read more about this show and the early days of Hercules in the articles below. 
New York Times Review
Fader Review

Stereogum Review
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Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal
Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal

Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal

$14.99



TRACKLIST: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Magic is Easy. Hypnotize yourself well.”

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Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA
Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA

Guerilla Toss - GT ULTRA

$10.00

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


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

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

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

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

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

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    LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace
    LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace

    LCD Soundsystem - Confuse The Marketplace

    $15.00

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

    Tracklist: 

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

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    LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver LP
    LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver LP

    LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver LP

    $27.99

    Back in stock and now shipping!!

    Sound Of Silver 2xLP

    Tracklist:

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

    Side B
    03. North American Scum
    04. Someone Great

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

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

     

    The original Pitchfork review, 2007:

    9.2, Best New Music

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

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




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    Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw
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    Paperclip People / LCD Soundsystem - Throw

    $15.00

    Vinyl only release -  no digital download. 

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

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

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

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

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

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    DFA Records Compilation #1 Risograph Print
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    DFA Records Compilation #1 Risograph Print
    DFA Records Compilation #1 Risograph Print
    DFA Records Compilation #1 Risograph Print

    DFA Records Compilation #1 Risograph Print

    $25.00

    A new addition to our recent expansion into prints, and our final product for 2019 for DFA-related holiday gifts:

    DFA Records Compilation #1’ Album Cover (2002) - Risograph edition.

    These six-color, 11” x 11" editions are printed on vellum 80lb cover Mohawk paper, featuring a vibrant, saturated / enhanced version of the album cover; an iconic cover that many have come to associate with the birth of DFA Records, and the first entry into the vinyl singles that started the label: The Rapture, Black Dice, LCD Soundsystem & The Juan Maclean.

    Shipping Information: 
    - Ships in an acid free paper layer with additional protective packaging. 
    - Ships by December 16th for delivery by Christmas (possible for N American shipping only).

    some information/background about Risograph printing:
    Riso Printing
    Riso Kagaku Corp

     

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

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

    $15.00

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

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

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


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

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    Larry Gus - Kerkis / Judas-Tree 7"
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    Larry Gus - Kerkis / Judas-Tree 7"
    Larry Gus - Kerkis / Judas-Tree 7"

    Larry Gus - Kerkis / Judas-Tree 7"

    $10.00

    Two A-sides, “Kerkis (Judas-Tree)” and “Foreign Steps,” from the same recording sessions as Subservient. The lyrics to “Kerkis (Judas-Tree)” were written by Efthimis Filippou, an award-winning screenwriter known for his work with director Yorgos Lanthimos on films like Dogtooth, The Lobster, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The 7-inch precedes an upcoming audio play, written by Efthimis and scored by Larry, to be produced with the Onassis Stegi (AKA Cultural Center) sometime next year. The audio play will be released on DFA in 2020. 

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    Larry Gus - Subservient
    Larry Gus - Subservient
    Larry Gus - Subservient
    Larry Gus - Subservient
    Larry Gus - Subservient

    Larry Gus - Subservient

    $12.00


    Tracklist: 
    1) Total Diseases (Subservience)
    2) A Likely Projection
    3) Text of Intent
    4) Taped Hands Here
    5) In This Position
    6) Ayler The Pilot
    7) The Sun Sections
    8) Readers & Authors
    9) Classifying A Disease
    10) Bare Concrete (Itea 97-09)

    Larry Gus
    (real name Panagiotis Melidis) returns to DFA with Subservient, his fourth release for the label. More pop-oriented than his previous albums, Subservient is a lush combination of “crisis funk pop and trad Mediterranean grooves.” Lyrics sung in Greek and English address Larry’s overwhelming struggles with being a father, husband, artist, and human in 2019. In the artist’s own words, this album is about “trying to understand empathy and act with it on everyday life,” as well as “the imperative of empathy above everything else.” 

    Subservient is sample-free, a first for Larry, who plays every instrument himself: a drum kit, an SM57 microphone, a guitar, a bass, a TE OP-1 synthesizer, and a Roland JV-1010 synth module. This is fourth-world power pop, as if Alex Chilton was produced by Eno and Hassell. The thoughtful, upbeat arrangements and gentle vocals are spacious and warm, and tend to offset whatever darker tone the lyrics might imply. Larry confronts more acute tensions, such as being a father in Greece during the crisis, and the parallels of a child’s sicknesses and adult ailments, as well as larger, more existential pressures – the grasp of nostalgia, the weight and meaning of making decisions, and the desire to move from hermeticism towards sociability. 

    The record graciously explores the nuance that can be found within delineated lines: pop and folk music, rooted in Greek tradition; internal anxieties and empathy expressed outward; the tightrope struggle of living in the present and wallowing in the past. 

    Larry will also be releasing a 7-inch single alongside the album, which features two A-sides, “Kerkis (Judas-Tree)” and “Foreign Steps,” from the same recording sessions as Subservient. The lyrics to “Kerkis (Judas-Tree)” were written by Efthimis Filippou, an award-winning screenwriter known for his work with director Yorgos Lanthimos on films like Dogtooth, The Lobster, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The 7-inch precedes an upcoming audio play, written by Efthimis and scored by Larry, to be produced with the Onassis Stegi (AKA Cultural Center) sometime next year. The audio play will be released on DFA in 2020.
     

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    The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
    The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
    The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
    The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come

    The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come

    $25.00

    Clear vinyl 2xLP limited repress of The Juan Maclean's 2009 debut album. 

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

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

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

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