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DFA Stealie Shirt and Hoodie
DFA Stealie Shirt and Hoodie
DFA Stealie Shirt and Hoodie
DFA Stealie Shirt and Hoodie
DFA Stealie Shirt and Hoodie
DFA Stealie Shirt and Hoodie

DFA Stealie Shirt and Hoodie

$25.00

Our label in Brooklyn is trying to maintain / not lose the already small staff we operate with. If you like our merch and want to help support DFA directly, this is how to do it.

So here are a few of our 'greatest hits.' Buy the one you never bought before, or the one you've worn so much you need to re-up. Buy someone a late birthday present. Newly available kids sizes (in both styles) for someone’s future hipster child.

The blank stock (Gildan, real ones know) for this run of merch is available to us to order now and we will have them ready to get screened the moment we are able to commence our work and leave our homes. Stay safe, stay inside, and please grab some music, merch, or both.

Grab the Heart Logo merch here.
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Wolfram - Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Remixes]
Wolfram - Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Remixes]
Wolfram - Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Remixes]
Wolfram - Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Remixes]
Wolfram - Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Remixes]

Wolfram - Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Remixes]

$16.99

European pressing from Public Possession. Limited to 300 copies worldwide.

We have 25 units total here in the USA, each are hand-stamped and numbered with added DFA logo.

a1. Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Dub]
b1. Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Rex The Dog Remix Instrumental]
b2. Automatic (feat. Peaches) [Cable Toy Remix]
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Steal Your Slipmat
Steal Your Slipmat
Steal Your Slipmat
Steal Your Slipmat

Steal Your Slipmat

$19.99

*THIS IS A PREORDER, SLIPMATS WILL BEGIN SHIPPING WEEK OF MARCH 23*

*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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Gradient Bolt Slipmat
Gradient Bolt Slipmat
Gradient Bolt Slipmat
Gradient Bolt Slipmat

Gradient Bolt Slipmat

$19.99

*THIS IS A PREORDER, SLIPMATS WILL BEGIN SHIPPING WEEK OF MARCH 23*

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

An oldie but a goodie! Rainbow colorway with white background.

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


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Heart Logo Mug
Heart Logo Mug
Heart Logo Mug
Heart Logo Mug

Heart Logo Mug

$20.00

Pre-Order! Begins shipment Friday, February 7th.  

Order by Friday, February 7th to guarantee a Valentine's day delivery (USA orders only - excludes rest of world).

A new 11 oz. ceramic mug featuring a matte print of our bright red heart logo. The mug features a two-tone matte finish with a black exterior and a glossy red interior. 

* Dishwasher Safe!
* Microwave Safe!
* Ships with DFA Sticker

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Heart Logo Shirt and Hoodie
Heart Logo Shirt and Hoodie
Heart Logo Shirt and Hoodie
Heart Logo Shirt and Hoodie
Heart Logo Shirt and Hoodie

Heart Logo Shirt and Hoodie

$20.00

Black ringspun cotton logo tees and sweatshirts, featuring a bright red breast pocket print of our Heart Logo, printed on Gildan blanks. 


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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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Cold Beat - Mother

Cold Beat - Mother

from $12.00

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

$12.00

*PRE-ORDER, releases Feb 28th 2020

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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Vintage The Juan Maclean Tour Shirts
Vintage The Juan Maclean Tour Shirts
Vintage The Juan Maclean Tour Shirts
Vintage The Juan Maclean Tour Shirts
Vintage The Juan Maclean Tour Shirts
Vintage The Juan Maclean Tour Shirts

Vintage The Juan Maclean Tour Shirts

$10.00

A selection of 4 different designs from many moons ago. Plucked from the Juan Maclean archives and delivered to DFA, all 4 of these styles are only available in size MEDIUM (sorry!). What's left is left, these designs will not be reprinted or available in any other sizes.
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Compilation 1 Risograph Print
Compilation 1 Risograph Print
Compilation 1 Risograph Print
Compilation 1 Risograph Print
Compilation 1 Risograph Print
Compilation 1 Risograph Print

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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Pigment Dyed Logo Hoodie
Pigment Dyed Logo Hoodie

Pigment Dyed Logo Hoodie

$70.00

Designed for the winter months ahead, the new Pigment Dyed Logo Hoodie is a roomy, ultra comfortable layer. Printed on a soft-washed garment-dyed Comfort Colors sweatshirt in midnight navy blue, with a solid purple centered text logo,  and solid purple bolt logo on the wrist. Available for a very limited time.


A note about the sweatshirt's dye process:  pigment dye refers to washed down colors that continue to soften and age with washing. pigments are insoluble color particles attached to the surface of cloth using a binding agent. slight shade variations are inherent in the pigment dye process. FOR THIS REASON, pigment dyed goods should be washed separately before wearing to avoid bleeding issues. We recommend washing cold and hang drying, and to avoid "spot cleaning" in order to avoid splotching. 

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Pigment Dyed Logo Long Sleeve
Pigment Dyed Logo Long Sleeve
Pigment Dyed Logo Long Sleeve
Pigment Dyed Logo Long Sleeve

Pigment Dyed Logo Long Sleeve

$40.00

Designed for the winter months ahead, the new Pigment Dyed Logo Longsleeve is a roomy, ultra comfortable layer. Printed on a soft-washed garment-dyed Comfort Colors sweatshirt in heather black/grey, and hemp/orange colorways. Available for a very limited time!


A note about the sweatshirt's dye process:  pigment dye refers to washed down colors that continue to soften and age with washing. pigments are insoluble color particles attached to the surface of cloth using a binding agent. slight shade variations are inherent in the pigment dye process. FOR THIS REASON, pigment dyed goods should be washed separately before wearing to avoid bleeding issues. We recommend washing cold and hang drying, and to avoid "spot cleaning" in order to avoid splotching. 

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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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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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Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster

Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster

$40.00

Richard Phillips is an American artist born in 1962, currently residing in New York City. In 2001, he asked Black Dice to perform at the opening of his show entitled America, which ran from September 8th to October 6, 2001. 

50 24 x 36" archival posters from the launch of the show are now available. Ships immediately in protective packaging. 

poster design by Matthew Brannon, click here to see archival images from the show. 

Full, original press release from Petzel: 

On September 8th Friedrich Petzel Gallery will open America, an exhibition of seven new paintings by Richard Phillips representing contemporary social and political issues. This will be Phillips' second solo show with the gallery. There will be an opening reception from 6-8 PM on the 8th.

Iconography traditionally sits choked up and mute, smirky and slappable. But Richard Phillips de-contextualizes the images that normally sit opaquely on top of each other. His work forms a sequence of subtly disturbing social markers.There is a determination to bring clear eyes to those things that normally cancel each other out. Seen side by side his related yet apparently contradictory image choices provide a new transparency of control and desire. Removing veils and mucking about with disguise.

A coming together of mid-points within a dynamic of action. Posed and presented, just before and just after; caught on the hop, the click of the camera during a porn video. The President looking dumbly ambiguous. Strange claggy stuff on a hard to scale Stonewall Riot memorial. Laborious, detailed, hard crafted and still of the moment. Multiple references locked down and preserved. There is nothing hidden here, no bruising or fluffing of composition or style. Richard Phillips exposes our problematic relation to the visual markers of our time. The range here floats past the contemporary to embrace the breakdown of consensus. This work is the result of a stringent pedantry that refuses to sublimate the echoes of the recent past, swamping the procession and turn-over of contemporary images through pig-headed focus on those pictures that stand in-front of us, challenge the eye and suggest, this is what I thought you wanted; this is what you might deserve.

text by Liam Gillick, August 2001
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Guerilla Toss - Retwisted Crystal
Guerilla Toss - Retwisted Crystal
Guerilla Toss - Retwisted Crystal
Guerilla Toss - Retwisted Crystal
Guerilla Toss - Retwisted Crystal

Guerilla Toss - Retwisted Crystal

$12.99

Khotin and Yu Su, two key producers from the Vancouver dance scene, take apart four tracks from Guerilla Toss’ 2018 album, Twisted Crystal. Retwisted Crystal is the third release in a series on DFA, following the Giant Claw remix cassette and split release with Orange Milk, as well as the Jay Glass Dubs mixes, a split release cassette with Bokeh Versions.

Khotin (Ghostly, 1080p) starts strong, shattering “Walls of the Universe” in slow motion, laid back on a bed of gentle breakbeats, and then twists “Meteorological” from uptempo Madchester new wave into slow-burning house.

Yu Su (Technicolour, Peoples Potential Unlimited) takes on the queasy prog of “Hacking Machine,” bringing a controlled spun warmth to the mix. Her dub of “Jackie’s Daughter” slightly relaxes the surf rock riffs of the original and brings in a ‘Morricone relaxed at the club’ type vibe. While the original Twisted Crystal LP sent us flying across the sky, Khotin and Yu Su keep it weird and relaxed back here on earth.

Retwisted Crystal is a split cassette release between DFA Records & Khotin Industries.
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YACHT - Chain Tripping (Visual Album)
YACHT - Chain Tripping (Visual Album)
YACHT - Chain Tripping (Visual Album)
YACHT - Chain Tripping (Visual Album)
YACHT - Chain Tripping (Visual Album)
YACHT - Chain Tripping (Visual Album)

YACHT - Chain Tripping (Visual Album)

$25.00

YACHT's groundbreaking visual album, Chain Tripping, features an exclusive three-dimensional surround sound mix of Chain Tripping in Dolby Atmos and ten videos created by the band and their close collaborators showcasing sideways applications of Artificial Intelligence. Playable on Blu-ray players, PS4, and Xbox One. Featuring neural photography, the world's first AI typography lyrics videos and collaborations with an international group of machine learning artists, including Mario Klingemann, Barney McCann, Tom White, and Damien Henry.

*This is a visual companion to YACHT's latest LP, Chain Tripping. Second batch of DVDs ship the first week of December, 2019. 

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

Larry Gus - Kerkis / Judas-Tree 7"

$10.00

THIS 7" IS FREE WHEN YOU ORDER A COPY OF SUBSERVIENT, THE NEW LARRY GUS LP. CLICK HERE TO ORDER. 

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

ALL ORDERS INCLUDE KERKIS / JUDAS - TREE 7"!

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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