DFA Titles

Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes)
Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes)

Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes)

$4.99

DFA is pleased to announce three 12" vinyl singles, consisting of remixes of "How You Say" from Factory Floor's self-titled debut LP.

This one (DFA2432) consists of remixes from the acclaimed Daniel Avery (Phantasy) and DFA alumni Invisible Conga People, who recorded a 12" for DFA in 2011 and have not been heard from since (until now).

Includes a digital download of the entire remix EP, because why not. 

 

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Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes)
Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes)

Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes)

$4.99

DFA is pleased to announce three 12" vinyl singles, consisting of remixes of "How You Say" from Factory Floor's self-titled debut LP.

This one (DFA2438) features a remix by Gunnar Haslam, who released a striking debut album last year on L.I.E.S., as well as a lean percussive house 12” single on Chicago’s Argot Records. The flip consists of a remix from Helena Hauff, who released her debut 12” single on Werkdiscs last year and quickly followed it up a new single under the alias Black Sites.

Includes a digital download of the entire remix EP, because why not. 

 

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Free Energy - Free Energy 7"
Free Energy - Free Energy 7"
Free Energy - Free Energy 7"
Free Energy - Free Energy 7"

Free Energy - Free Energy 7"

$7.00

Free Energy's debut single on DFA forever immortalized in 7" form. 45 cutout center with adapter included. 

A1) Free Energy
B1) Something In Common

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Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer LP
Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer LP

Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer LP

$18.00

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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Guerilla Toss - Flood Dosed Vinyl EP
Guerilla Toss - Flood Dosed Vinyl EP

Guerilla Toss - Flood Dosed Vinyl EP

$13.99

Long-awaited vinyl version of Guerilla Toss' FLOOD DOSED, now on wax instead of magnetic tape. 

Cut incredibly loud at 45RPM, Featuring a new (bonus track) from the same recording session, "Teacher Speaks".

Ships in early March. 

  1. Realistic Rabbit
  2. Polly's Crystal
  3. Ritual In Light
  4. Teacher Speaks

 

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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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    Guerilla Toss - Live In Nashville
    Guerilla Toss - Live In Nashville

    Guerilla Toss - Live In Nashville

    $10.00

    A live one from Guerilla Toss, experience the madness from the comfort of your home! 

    Live In Nashville finds G-Toss playing a decadent array of tracks across a variety of earlier releases, as well as tracks from their breakout 2016 LP "Eraser Stargazer". This limited 12" features cover art by Keith Rankin, and is pressed on heavyweight black vinyl. All orders ship with DFA stickers. 

    Tracklist: 
    1) Polly's Crystal (Live)
    2) 367 Equalizer (Live)
    3) Drip Decay (Live)
    4) Eraser Stargazer Forever (Live)
    5) Operate (Live) 
    6) TV Spell (Live)
    7) Operate (Reprise) (Live)
    8) Diamond Girls (Live)

    RECORDED MARCH 11 2016 AT "THE END" IN NASHVILLE TN

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    Guerilla Toss - Smack The Brick
    Guerilla Toss - Smack The Brick

    Guerilla Toss - Smack The Brick

    $15.99

    This 4 song G-Toss classic on Feeding Tube Records / NNA Tapes makes it's debut in the DFA store! Limited quantities for the heads.  

    1. Smack The Brick
    2. Be The Breeder
    3. Etqueeny
    4. Billy Blood Idol
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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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    Hercules & Love Affair - Classique #2 b/w Roar (promo white label)
    Hercules & Love Affair - Classique #2 b/w Roar (promo white label)

    Hercules & Love Affair - Classique #2 b/w Roar (promo white label)

    $17.00

    Four white label promo copies from the initial release of Hercules & Love Affair's now-classic self-titled album. 

    A) Classique #2 (vocals by Kim Ann Foxman)
    B) Roar (vocals by Anohni)


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    Holy Ghost! - Crime Cutz EP
    Holy Ghost! - Crime Cutz EP

    Holy Ghost! - Crime Cutz EP

    $17.99

    The new EP Crime Cutz is the first new original Holy Ghost! music since the NYC-based duo of Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel released their sophomore album 2013’s Dynamics. As with most of their catalog, “Crime Cutz” benefits from Holy Ghost!’s insistence on tactile instrumentation with live drums recorded over the track to accelerate its tempo.
     
    The duo are quite methodical in their output—shimmering bursts of discosynth-pop, and lingering grooves—but that doesn’t mean HolyGhost! is not prodigious. Over nearly a decade, they have gone from being DFA’s rising sons to triple threats: indefatigable DJs, producers remixing new life into the work of Cut Copy and Katy Perry alike, and inventive musicians who’ve released countless original singles. They’re again adding to their thinking-man’s dance repertoire with the vibrant Crime Cutz EP out later this year on DFA Records. 

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      Hot Chip ‎– Hold On / Touch Too Much Remixes
      Hot Chip ‎– Hold On / Touch Too Much Remixes

      Hot Chip ‎– Hold On / Touch Too Much Remixes

      $8.99

      A1  Hold On (Switch LA Remix)

      A2  Hold On (Switch LDN Remix)

      B    Hold On (Mock & Toof Remix)

      C    Touch Too Much (Ewan Pearson Remix)

      D    Touch Too Much (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix)

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      J.O.Y. - Sunplus
      J.O.Y. - Sunplus

      J.O.Y. - Sunplus

      $3.99

      BACK IN STOCK!!! The debut single from the kick-ass Japanese duo of K.U.D.O. (MAJOR FORCE WEST, SKYLAB, UNKLE) and KAN TAKAGI (Major Force). Joined by YOSHIMI P-WE (BOREDOMS, OOIOO), the group delivers some of the most off-beat, drum-heavy pop heard in some time on the track "Sunplus." The flipside takes it further with a remix by TIM GOLDSWORTHY (Unkle, Major Force West, DFA) and JAMES MURPHY (DFA).
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      James Curd - We Just Won't Stop
      James Curd - We Just Won't Stop

      James Curd - We Just Won't Stop

      $10.00

      James Curd resides in Chicago and has been Djing and making music for the last 15 years. Curd has remixed and worked with many great artist, including The Juan Maclean. He has also worked his magic on Cymande, PNAU for EMI, and The Dukes of Windsor for Island Records to name a few.

      We Just Won't Stop is Curd's first record with DFA. He began his affiliation with DFA when he contacted James Murphy via email then sending songs exclusive to Murphy for his selection for the label.

      We Just Won't Stop features vocals by talented singer and song writer JDub from Chicago. Over a summer weekend in the DFA studios Curd went to NY to mix and perfect the track with Murphy. The final product being a timeless hip house jam. 

       

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      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night
      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night
      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night
      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night

      Khidja - In The Middle Of The Night

      $15.99

      Tracklist:
      1. Don't Feed The Animals
      2. Devil Dance
      3. I Can Never Relax
      4. I'm So Bored

      After turning in a wall-shaking remix of Essaie pas last year, Romanian production duo Khidja present their first EP for DFA. These four tracks are deep, spooky heaters – think John Carpenter in the club, with industrial basslines, frenetic melodies careening a bit out of control, and vocals echoing from the corners of the room. Their signature throb that runs along all four tracks, influenced by their time spent in underground scenes in Bucharest, London, and Berlin, as well as an emphasis on the jagged sounds of hardware. 

      Having established themselves with previous releases on labels like Hivern Discs and Malka Tuti, Khidja get darker, dubbier, and more twisted on In The Middle Of The Night. We find the record in the witching hour, and the tracks represent the cycle of nighttime mentalities, revealing the various directions the mind can wander in the place between consciousness and unconsciousness – mania, paranoia, even boredom. It all makes for a raucous dancefloor experience, with the duo bringing something new and heavy to the DFA roster.

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      LAPS - Who Me 12"
      LAPS - Who Me 12"
      LAPS - Who Me 12"
      LAPS - Who Me 12"
      LAPS - Who Me 12"

      LAPS - Who Me 12"

      $15.00

      TRACKLIST:
      A1) Who Me?
      A2) Who Me? (Duppy Gun Remix)
      A3) Who Me? (D. Tiffany & Roza Terenzi Remix)
      4) Ladybug

      Glasgow duo Ladies As Pimps, a.k.a. LAPS, make their DFA debut with the Who Me? EP. After first meeting each other in an analogue production course run by Green Door Studio several years ago, Lady Two Collars (Golden Teacher) and Sue Zuki (Organs of Love) have now refined their sound and produced one of the most focused and vital club singles to emerge from the Glasgow underground, with their unique and thoroughly danceable fusion of dub, house, and trip-hop. 

      “Who Me?” asks the question via a French-English narration, anchored by a hard-edged rhythm that assertively struts between percussive triplets and whizzing frequencies. “Ladybug” gets even more dubbed out, with arrangements that unfurl somewhere between Neneh Cherry, ESG, and early Tricky. “Who Me?” caught the ears of everyone from Ben UFO (who hosted LAPS live at XOYO and on Rinse FM) to Rihanna, who featured their music in her Savage x Fenty show at this year’s NYFW. 

      On remix duties, LA producer M. Geddes Gengras appears under the Duppy Gun alias, chopping the vocal track into a pleasantly disorienting remix. Vancouver-based D. Tiffany (Coastal Haze, Pacific Rhythm) and Melbourne up-and-comer Roza Terenzi collaborate on a stripped-back, high-energy take, while ANY WAYS, a.k.a. Tom Marshallsay (Golden Teacher, General Ludd) rounds out the EP, bringing it back to Glasgow. 

      “Who Me?” and “Ladybug” were originally released in July 2017 by MIC Records (London, UK). This EP is a co-release between MIC and DFA. Vinyl 12" launches January 25th. 

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      Larry Gus - I Need New Eyes (Ltd. Ed. Blue Vinyl)
      Larry Gus - I Need New Eyes (Ltd. Ed. Blue Vinyl)

      Larry Gus - I Need New Eyes (Ltd. Ed. Blue Vinyl)

      $17.99

      DFA Records is pleased to announce I Need New Eyes, the new album from Larry Gus. 2013’s Years Not Living was a masterpiece of composition, pushing sampling to its limits within a conceptual framework provided by Life A User’s Manual, George Perec’s postmodern fiction masterpiece. 

      I Need New Eyes treads familiar sonic ground to Larry Gus’ previous works - but his beatmaker percussion, shill falsetto vocals, and found sounds form a gestalt more concise and clear than ever. The references to literature continue -  the title is based on a supposed quote by Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” This record was completed amidst two life-changing events - the birth of his first child, and his participation in Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo. (Fellow attendee NV contributes backing vocals on Belong To Love.) He explains, “When you have kids, you realize that all of the infinite branches that you were wishing to explore are starting to being cut violently with a axe (held by the baby), and all infinite choices in your life (and lifestyle) start to shrink and diminish slowly. I decided on the title the moment I got back from Tokyo, upon realising that I could never be able to live there, now that I have a baby”. 

      His lyrics are brought to the forefront here - covering a wide variety of anxieties, personal and professional. “Don’t forget, the success of everyone else always includes failed attempts / but why can’t I figure it out for myself” he howls over swirling drum fills on NP-Complete, “No more polite comments / at least not from my friends” he croons in A Set Of Replies. This feeds into an alternate meaning for the title - “I need new, less jealous eyes” because envy and jealousy and bitterness are also things that recur a lot in my lyrics, always related to other musicians and things that they achieve.” 

      In spite of the of the heavy conceptual themes, there is a true jubilance to the sonics of the record. Twinkling synths and orchestral stabs mingle with handclaps and a thundering kick drum on All Graphs Explored, while funk guitars and endless layers of percussion and brass build around Larry’s bilingual vocals, climaxing in a double-timed drum solo. This is a record for fans of Caribou, Can, Panda Bear, and self-reflection.

      I Need New Eyes is released by DFA Records and [PIAS] Cooperative on October 2, 2015.

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      Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)
      Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)

      Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)

      $1.99

      Larry Gus releases another single from his DFA debut LP “Years Not Living”. This time it is the album’s  lead-off track, entitled “With All Your Eyes Look”. 

      There are 3 remixes as well as a gorgeous  If approaching the song from it’s literary roots and inspiration (Georges Perec’s “Life: A User’s Manual”) is all too much, the post modern take on straight up driving urgent & dramatic psychedelic rock music should be just sufficient. The song is a perfect summation of all the talents that make Larry Gus such a unique talent. The mathematical layering of musical elements both grandiose and minuscule combine to make one of the most engaging singles of the summer.

      The single has been remixed by three quite diverse artists and producers: Cut Hands (William Bennett of White House fame), Black Deer (aka Willie Burns) & Tuff Sherm (aka Dro Carey). All tracks lean on the percussive and manic syncopations of the original track but spin it out into very unique and surprising directions.

      Tracklisting:

      1. With All Your Eyes Look
      2. With All Your Eyes Look (Tuff Sherm Remix)
      3. With All Your Eyes Look (Black Deer Remix)
      4. With All Your Eyes Look (Cut Hands Remix)
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      Larry Gus - Years Not Living
      Larry Gus - Years Not Living

      Larry Gus - Years Not Living

      $9.99

      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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      LCD Soundsystem - 45:33
      LCD Soundsystem - 45:33

      LCD Soundsystem - 45:33

      $27.99



      In and out of print for like 3 years, repressed once again for your listening pleasure! 3/4 of an hour of music (give or take) spread over two discs. It's great. Fill this gaping hole in your LCD collection today!
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