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Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem
Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem

Slim Twig - A Hound At The Hem

$19.99

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)

$9.99

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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Shit Robot - Wrong Galaxy 12"
Shit Robot - Wrong Galaxy 12"

Shit Robot - Wrong Galaxy 12"

$15.00

DFA / Astralwerks (ASW60970 / 2006)

Tracklist:
a) Wrong Galaxy
b) Triumph

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Sinkane - Mean Love
Sinkane - Mean Love

Sinkane - Mean Love

$17.99

It's soul music! A truly universal sound, uniting rhythm and styles from our world over to help you move, relate, and be. 

On the heels of a triumphant gig both performing and musical directing the live performances of "Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor" in NYC, London, and LA (with guests like David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Luke from The Rapture, Dev Hynes, and Alexis from Hot Chip) we are super stoked to both announce and release the second Sinkane album on DFA. Ahmed and crew really knocked it out of the park on this one.

Tracklisting:

  1. How We Be
  2. New Name
  3. Yacha
  4. Young Trouble
  5. Moonstruck
  6. Mean Love
  7. Hold Tight
  8. Galley Boys
  9. Son
  10. Omdurman
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Black Meteoric Star - Dream Catcher b/w Dawn 12" Vinyl
Black Meteoric Star - Dream Catcher b/w Dawn 12" Vinyl

Black Meteoric Star - Dream Catcher b/w Dawn 12" Vinyl

$10.00

Black Meteoric Star is the latest project by longtime DFA alumni Gavin Russom. The project is inspired equal parts Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music from America's Midwest and an always present fascination with the outer reaches of global psychedelic rock. Gavin Russom began the recordings for Black Meteoric Star sometime in 2006. It was at this time that Carl Craig remixed Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom's single "Relevee", making it one of the years biggest dance club anthems. Three vinyl 12" singles by Black Meteoric Star will be released on DFA Records with extended original versions in 2009 along with a full self-titled CD that edits and compiles all six singles. There will be an edition of 100 of each 12" hand stamped and accompanied by a series of posters also designed by Russom. These releases will follow a narrative line and the six pieces of music tell a story of clubbing and the long journey through the night and into the next day.

In this project, Russom carries his ability to create rich sonic landscapes to the dance floor using minimal but intense arrangements and high-energy repetition. The third and final chapter is "Dream Catcher / Dawn". In "Dream Catcher" it becomes clear that neither the masculine nor the feminine side can win. They have to coexist, and can, when each side acknowledges its own strengths and resolves to use them toward a mutual end. In terms of the club land metaphor this is the point in the night where people hook up. As the longest of the six tracks its story is about total surrender. For me it evokes both lovers surrendering to each other and the devotee surrendering to his God. At this moment we acknowledge that there is no way out but through. "Dawn" comes. The bass line echoes the melody of "Death Tunnel", signaling return. Although we are beginning again everything looks, sounds and feels different. We are much stronger now. As the sun comes up and edges begin to become clear again, we drive slowly through the still sleeping city. Rhode Island native Gavin Russom now lives and works in Berlin. He has produced many remixes recently, including a new single by Croatian techno artist Petar Dundov, New York's avant garde duo Palms and a remix featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the remake of the movie Tron.

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Black Meteoric Star - Dominatron b/w Anthem 12" Vinyl
Black Meteoric Star - Dominatron b/w Anthem 12" Vinyl

Black Meteoric Star - Dominatron b/w Anthem 12" Vinyl

$10.00

Black Meteoric Star is the latest project by longtime DFA alumni Gavin Russom. The project is inspired equal parts Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music from America's Midwest and an always present fascination with the outer reaches of global psychedelic rock. Gavin Russom began the recordings for Black Meteoric Star sometime in 2006. It was at this time that Carl Craig remixed Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom's single "Relevee", making it one of the years biggest dance club anthems. Three vinyl 12" singles by Black Meteoric Star will be released on DFA Records with extended original versions in 2009 along with a full self-titled CD that edits and compiles all six singles. There will be an edition of 100 of each 12" hand stamped and accompanied by a series of posters also designed by Russom. These releases will follow a narrative line and the six pieces of music tell a story of clubbing and the long journey through the night and into the next day. In this project, Russom carries his ability to create rich sonic landscapes to the dance floor using minimal but intense arrangements and high-energy repetition. 

The second single "Dominatron / Anthem" takes place after midnight. The animal energy encountered in "World Eater" is released and splits itself into female and male parts. This 12" is the story of their struggle for power over one another. "Dominatron" is the feminine side and "Anthem" is the masculine side. As in a possession ritual, each side appears and does its dance. Rhode Island native Gavin Russom now lives and works in Berlin. He has produced many remixes recently, including a new single by Croatian techno artist Petar Dundov, New York's avant garde duo Palms and a remix featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the remake of the movie Tron.
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Black Meteoric Star - Death Tunnel b/w World Eater 12" Vinyl
Black Meteoric Star - Death Tunnel b/w World Eater 12" Vinyl

Black Meteoric Star - Death Tunnel b/w World Eater 12" Vinyl

$10.00

Black Meteoric Star is the latest project by longtime DFA alumni Gavin Russom. The project is inspired equal parts Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music from America's Midwest and an always present fascination with the outer reaches of global psychedelic rock. Gavin Russom began the recordings for Black Meteoric Star sometime in 2006. It was at this time that Carl Craig remixed Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom's single "Relevee", making it one of the years biggest dance club anthems. Three vinyl 12" singles by Black Meteoric Star will be released on DFA Records with extended original versions in 2009 along with a full self-titled CD that edits and compiles all six singles. There will be an edition of 100 of each 12" hand stamped and accompanied by a series of posters also designed by Russom. These releases will follow a narrative line and the six pieces of music tell a story of clubbing and the long journey through the night and into the next day. In this project, Russom carries his ability to create rich sonic landscapes to the dance floor using minimal but intense arrangements and high-energy repetition. 

The first single "Death Tunnel" / "World Eater" tells the story of the personal entry into darkness. In "Death Tunnel" the rhythmic lines lose their edges as they repeat in a tense nature. We are driving forward fast and this somehow creates a particular kind of ecstasy. As in twilight, borders become unclear and the boundary between inner and outer becomes soft. Sounds like electronic waves connects the experience to the ocean, another vast, unknowable place of transformation. "World Eater" was created under circumstances such that even Gavin has no idea how many of the sounds were created. It has been said to suggest a panther prowling through the jungle, looking for prey. Considering the above, that seems appropriate enough. Rhode Island native Gavin Russom now lives and works in Berlin. He has produced many remixes recently, including a new single by Croatian techno artist Petar Dundov, New York's avant garde duo Palms and a remix featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the remake of the movie Tron.
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Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games EP
Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games EP

Dan Bodan - Anonymous / Hunger Games EP

$9.99

Limited vinyl edition of two previously digital-only singles by Berlin singer, songwriter, and producer. Dan Bodan, hailed by Pitchfork as "an expression of the storied NYC dance label's more oddball tastes." First up is "Anonymous", a poignant portrait of yearning for the post-Facebook generation. The A side is rounded out with a remix by DJ Richard (1/2 White Material with Young Male) that manages to drag the track to even deeper depths of anxiety. 

The flip features 2013 single "Hunger Games", a widescreen epic of a track that will be stripped down to the bare minimum on Dan's forthcoming LP. It features production by left-field dance geniuses Physical Therapy and Ville Haimala of Renaissance Man. Also featured is the acclaimed Stadium Remix. Comes in a custom spineless picture sleeve featuring an illustration by Julien Ceccaldi.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Anonymous
  2. Anonymous (DJ Richard Remix)
  3. Hunger Games
  4. Hunger Games (Stadium Remix)
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Sinkane - 2x Album Bundle
Sinkane - 2x Album Bundle
Sinkane - 2x Album Bundle
Sinkane - 2x Album Bundle

Sinkane - 2x Album Bundle

$18.00

A collection of quality Sinkane albums at a bundled price. Mars is available on a deluxe heavyweight red vinyl, Mean Love on classic black. Ships with bolt logo stickers.

Mars Tracklist: 
1. Runnin'
2. Jeeper Creeper
3. Lady, C'mon
4. Making Time
5. Warm Spell
6. Love Sick
7. Mars
8. Caparundi

Mean Love Tracklist: 
1. How We Be
2. New Name
3. Yacha
4. Young Trouble
5. Moonstruck
6. Mean Love
7. Hold Tight
8. Galley Boys
9. Son
10. Omdurman

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The Juan Maclean - Love is in the Air
The Juan Maclean - Love is in the Air

The Juan Maclean - Love is in the Air

$10.00

TRACKLIST:

A1) Love Is In The Air (Mock & Toof Remix)
A2) Love Is In The Air (Album Version)
B1) Love Is In The Air (Strategy Mix)
B2) Love Is In The Air (Heart Of The Sun Remix by Caro)


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Black Dice - Broken Ear Record (promo)
Black Dice - Broken Ear Record (promo)
Black Dice - Broken Ear Record (promo)
Black Dice - Broken Ear Record (promo)

Black Dice - Broken Ear Record (promo)

$8.99

While we wait to bring the LP back in to print, please accept this offering of the promo CD version of Broken Ear Record, the 2005 album that served as a collaboration between Aaron, Björn & Eric. 

Promotional CD in full-color paper sleeve.
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The Juan Maclean - You Can't Have It Both Ways
The Juan Maclean - You Can't Have It Both Ways

The Juan Maclean - You Can't Have It Both Ways

$9.99

BACK IN STOCK.

OG 12" from 2003 by The Juan Maclean

Two hot tracks of electro goodness from JUAN MACLEAN (SIX FINGER SATELLITE). The title track features female vocals from NANCY WHANG, while the B-side gets you an electro lullaby in the "sad robot" genre. Both tracks produced and mixed by JAMES MURPHY & TIM GOLDSWORTHY

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Factory Floor - How You Say (Bookworms Remixes) (White Label 12")
Factory Floor - How You Say (Bookworms Remixes) (White Label 12")

Factory Floor - How You Say (Bookworms Remixes) (White Label 12")

$9.99

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 (DFA2439) features two unique remixes by Bookworms (L.I.E.S. / Confused House), which marks his return to DFA following an anxious remix of The Night Patrols by Larry Gus in 2013. It reinforces the deep and dark acidic sounds he has become so well known for, taking this hypnotic single and tweaking it out for maximum impact.  

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Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes) (White Label 12")
Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes) (White Label 12")

Factory Floor - How You Say (Gunnar Haslam + Helena Hauff Remixes) (White Label 12")

$9.99

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. 

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Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes) (White Label 12")
Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes) (White Label 12")

Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery + Invisible Conga People Remixes) (White Label 12")

$9.99

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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). 

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Shit Robot - We Got A Love
Shit Robot - We Got A Love

Shit Robot - We Got A Love

$25.00

Double vinyl in a matte gatefold sleeve.

DFA Records is proud to present We Got a Love, the sophomore full-length by Shit Robot a.k.a. Dublin native Marcus Lambkin. Recorded in Germany and New York, the nine-track album includes the killer recent singles, “Feels Real” and “We Got a Love.” 

Like Lambkin’s 2010 debut From the Cradle to the Rave, We Got a Love sports an array of guests that include DFA veterans Nancy Whang, Museum of Love and Luke Jenner (The Rapture), plus hip-house hero Lidell Townsell and Australian singer Holly Backler. The album’s distinctive artwork was created in collaboration with Irish graffiti artist Maser.

 Track List:

  1. The Secret (Feat. Reggie Watts)
  2. Dingbat (Feat. Museum Of Love)
  3. Do That Dance (Feat. Nancy Whang)
  4. Do It (Right) [Feat. Lidell Townsell]
  5. Feels Real (Feat. Luke Jenner)
  6. Space Race
  7. Feels Like (Feat. Holly Backler)
  8. We Got A Love (Feat. Reggie Watts)
  9. Tempest
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Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"

Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"

$15.00

 

Limited edition of 500 blue label hand-stamped singles featuring two wildly left-field remixes of two wildly left-field DFA artists. MP3s will arrive when these tracks are released digitally, at some point in the future.
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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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Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12" Vinyl
Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12" Vinyl

Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12" Vinyl

$15.00

This track is basically the benchmark whenever we have a good chat around the office about a "classic DFA 12". Features a remix of Endless Happiness by EYE of The Boredoms on the flip.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cone Toaster
  2. Endless Happiness (EYƎ Remix)
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Black Dice - Manoman
Black Dice - Manoman
Black Dice - Manoman
Black Dice - Manoman

Black Dice - Manoman

$15.00

Eventually compiled on the Paw Tracks LP "Load Blown", these tracks originally appeared on this Black Dice release, Manoman.

**Includes a 24x24 poster designed by Bjorn Copeland. It's got a zebra on it.

Tracklisting:

  1. Manoman
  2. Gore
  3. Toka Toka
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