NEW! Cold Showers PTP Cassette, Thee Majesty and Brokaw shipping now! Rarities Auction part 2, more…

All pre-orders of Thee Majesty and the gorgeous new Brokaw LP “Now Forager” have shipped!  Additionally, we are proud to announce a new release from LA’s COLD SHOWERS:

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Los Angeles art rock ensemble Cold Showers came back to their hometown institution, Part Time Punks, with a perfected new session featuring the reworked take of one of their debut cuts, Violent Cries, followed by 3 brand new works that the band has been trying out live over the past year as a preview into the shape & form of their upcoming sophomore album.

Limited to 150 copies.  Shipping now, order here:  CLICK!

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Additionally, we are auctioning off a TON of Dais rarities, including test presses from Youth Code, Maurizio Bianchi, King Dude, Cold Showers, and more!  For the full list of auctions and to bid, check out our official Dais Ebay page here: CLICK!

More great stuff in the works from Dais soon, check here for tour dates, and keep an eye on our facebook page for in-stores, listening parties, and new releases.

Love,
Gibby & Ryan / DAIS

New soundtrack by CHRIS BROKAW (Codeine / Come) and live album from THEE MAJESTY (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Bryin Dall)

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Chris Brokaw : Now, Forager (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) LP – Limited 500

Chris Brokaw’s resume over the past 25 years reads like a “who’s who” of indie rock alumni.  Starting as the founding member of Codeine and followed up by fronting rock mainstay Come, Brokaw has established himself as a renaissance man of songwriting.  Collaborating with Liz Phair, John McEntire (Tortoise), Rhys Chatham, Evan Dando, Glenn Jones, Thurston Moore and even a brief stint with GG Allin, it is sometimes easier to list who Chris Brokaw hasn’t played with rather than everyone who has crossed his path.  After his time with Come, Brokaw lent his talents to bands such as Pullman, Consonant and The New Year…constantly evolving and changing his pace and rhythm.  Nowadays, Brokaw stays booked by a constant tour schedule and his duties with Dirtmusic alongside Hugo Race (of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds fame).

When the dust settles in the off-season, Brokaw finds himself a more mature career path as a composer of film scores and soundtracks. Previous works for lauded independent art-house films such as I Was Born, But… and Road made Brokaw’s instrumentals a familiar tone amongst the independent film community. After a slew of solo releases from labels such as 12XU, Atavistic, Brokaw’s own Capitan Records and his highly praised acoustic outing on Vin Du Select Qualitite, Brokaw sat down with the award winning film Now, Forager to score it’s lucid narrative outlining the story of two lovers joined in the unusual scenario of mushroom foraging which pushes their unstable relationship to its limits.

Limited edition of 500 vinyl copies featuring previously unreleased songs and bonus tracks not found in the film.

Listen to some excerpts from Now, Forager

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$16.00 CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE APRIL 15, 2014

$30.00 CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER BUNDLE OF CHRIS BROKAW & THEE MAJESTY

 

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Thee Majesty 
: Live at the Pezner 1999 LP – Limited 300

For the past 20 years, the elusive collaboration between Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle / Psychic TV / COUM Transmissions) and Bryin Dall (Hirsute Pursuit / A Murder of Angels) has taken on various members and formations over the years, always keeping a steady focus on it’s balancing act of ambient sound and cryptic verse.  Considered by most to be P-Orridge’s “sound poetry” accompanied by Bryin Dall’s unusual instrumentation backdrops, recordings of this project has been selectively sparse with only a handful of rare performances to create evidence for its existence.  This unique live document captures Thee Majesty at its most flexible, changing up tone and structure at a moments notice and harmonizing the abstract poetry of P-Orridge’s obtuse wordplay and apocalyptic banter and Dall’s meditative and complex drones.  Recorded live in 1999 at the famed Pezner Theater in Villeurbanne, France.  Featuring a guest appearance by legendary instrumentalist Mark Cunningham of No-Wave pioneers Mars and John Gavanti.

Limited to 300 vinyl copies with reminiscent liners by Bryin Dall.

$16.00 CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE APRIL 15, 2014

$30.00 CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER BUNDLE OF CHRIS BROKAW & THEE MAJESTY

We now distribute the remaining cassette catalog of Dais co-owner Ryan Martin’s Robert & Leopold imprint as well as the limited cassette releases by York Factory Complaint. Check them out in a cassette store section here.

As well, only a limited supply left of our new Dais tote bags available in our webshop here.

Best regards from the howling hills,
Ryan & Gibby / Dais Records

New album by legendary Bluesanct label founder DREKKA and DAIS Tote Bags

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Drekka Ekki Gera Fikniefnum LP – Limited 300

Dais is proud to announce the first full length album in 9 years from Bloomington, Indiana’s underground legend DREKKA.  Active since 1996 starting with his infallible Bluesanct label, Drekka’s Michael Anderson channeled his vision into Drekka with extensive tours of the US and Europe, audio & visual collages, and side projects such as 4KTurn Pale, and lovesliescrushing. Drekka’s previous works run parallel to Edward Artemiev’s soundtracks for Andrei Tarkovsky, Simon Fischer Turner’s abstractions for Derek Jarman mixed with more contemporary groups like Nurse With Wound or Coil. Ethereral folk that takes on a tranquil lullaby quality, layered and textured, deconstructed and rebuilt to cause a quiet discomfort.  Utilizing his endless personal sound library in a manner unique to Anderson, these compositions are arranged more like a film, showing us a glimpse into Drekka’s soundtracks to films unmade.

‘Ekki gera fikniefnum,’ is a mistranslation from English to Icelandic for ’Don’t do drugs’, which seems to amuse Icelanders to no end.  The expressions on Drekka’s recent work are equally mistranslated. What one listener perceives as absolute, Drekka sees as only a loosely-fitting frame in his gallery of visions.

Limited to 300 copies, with gorgeous silver-treated pantone jacket and insert.

Listen to excerpts from “Ekki Gera Fikniefnum” by Drekka

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For fans of Nurse With Wound, Cindytalk, Lovesliescrushing, and Coil.

Release date: February 25, 2014

$16.00 CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

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The new DAIS TOTE BAG!

Introducing our new Dais record tote bag.  Hand screened in Brooklyn by our friends at Kingsland Printing, our new logo printed grey on black.

$10.00 CLICK HERE TO ORDER

In other news, David First is sold out but still available through our distributors, Youth Code continues to destroy on tour, and we have a very special “rarities” auction coming up soon… More later, love from LA & Brooklyn, Gibby & Ryan / DAIS

David First “Electronic Works 1976-1977″ LP and Youth Code repress


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David First : Electronic Works 1976 – 1977 LP – Limited 500

When people associate composer David First with his musical resume, anyone goes straight to his late 70′s avant punk band, The Notekillers and their influential 1980 single The Zipper. Prior to his time in the basements of Philadelphia, he had already played in Cecil Taylor’s ensemble and after the Notekillers broke up he moved to New York City in the early 80′s, taking root in the downtown NYC avant garde scene. It was there that First honed his craft for experimental composition and ambient drone which still continues to the present day.

Though this narrative made sense, there was a piece missing in the puzzle of First’s musical background. In 1976, two years after playing with Taylor and the year before starting the Notekillers, he enrolled in a class in electronic music at Princeton in the department headed at the time by legendary electronic composer Milton Babbitt.

During his time at Princeton, First was introduced to the classical electronic music studio there, a lonely outpost of the famed Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center which housed one of the very first Buchla 100 series systems acquired by Vladimir Ussachevsky & Otto Luening.

Unfortunately, due to the introduction of digital technology within the music world, this system was left to languish in the studio unattended and nearly forgotten. First fell in love with this equipment and seized the opportunity to compose using the Buchla 100 synthesizer, at first experimenting only with electronic synthesis but later adding in his signature guitar stylings to make these compositions unique to the academic output typical of university music.

Thankfully, these compositions were recorded by First at Princeton on various reel to reel tapes and stored away for over 35 years. It wasn’t until the summer of 2012, when David First and Ryan Martin (of Dais Records) decided to revisit and transfer these reels to compile an album presented here as a selection of genuine, uninhibited exploration into modular electronic synthesis. Limited to an edition of 500 copies with liner notes by David First.

Release date: January 21, 2014

SOLD OUT – Please check with our distributors

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Youth Code : s/t (Repress) LP – Limited 500 (400 Wine, 100 Green/Black Splatter)

Repress of the sold-out debut album by Los Angeles wrath-induced EBM outfit Youth Code. Their initial offering unleashes 10 bitter outbursts of dance floor destruction saddling strict BPM worship following the Wax Trax blueprint but stylistically rewriting their unique industrial anthems to a beat all their own.  An explosive cohesion of material to follow up the angst-laden maelstrom of their elusive demo tape and redefined single on Angry Love Productions. While comparisons to the likes of Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly and Ministry are not far off, their hybrid blend with contemporary American hardcore punk makes Youth Code one of the most individual and distinctive electronic acts active today.

Limited 400 on “Wine” Color / 100 on “Green/Black splatter” 
Because of limited quantities, savings bundles ship with the “Wine” color.  If you would like both colors you must order the “Green/Black” separately.


Vinyl LP $18.00 – CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Annabelle’s Garden reissue retrospective double LP and holiday sale!

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Annabelle’s Garden : Time’s No Measure 1987-1993 (Volume 1)

Dais is very, very pleased to announce (after 4 years in the works) that pre-orders are up for the double LP retrospective of late 80′s gothic folk collective, Annabelle’s Garden.   Annabelle’s Garden were a radically underground goth-wave/neo-folk band founded in Hamburg, Germany by members of local acts “La Lisa” and “Beyond Despair”, most active between 1987 and 1997. They released cassettes themselves and across indie European labels, music which was eventually compiled and presented to the world in the early and mid-90s on two CD releases by none other than Patrick Leagas (of Death in June & 6Comm/Mother Destruction) on his own lauded Kenaz imprint.

Though they played rarely, it was often an event – outdoors, in fields to friends – and their live performances usually made us of all 24 tracks across the soundboard, dozens of instruments (traditional and homemade: rusty cages, rain barrels, etc).

Often compared to contemporaries like Death in June, Sol Invictus, or Current 93 (they toured extensively with 6Comm), they managed to create music that existed both in that realm and beyond, labeled as psychedelic, punk, new wave, and goth. You can clearly hear respect given to This Mortal Coil, The Cure, or The Wake – making them as easily filed among classic World Serpent releases as they would fit among 4AD or Factory.

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The truth is, so little was known about Annabelle’s Garden outside of Europe that not only were their original releases on Kenaz extremely hard to find – you were lucky to even have heard about them to know to search. However – what exists here, in Annabelle’s Garden, is some of the most layered, deep, rich, and nostalgic music Dais has ever uncovered.

This gorgeous limited gatefold double LP is comprised of not only the original Kenaz release from 1993: “Wo Sind Nur Eure Götter Hin?”, but also includes tracks from the band’s original first recording and maiden cassette release, as well as a special never before heard remix of their classic anthem “If”.

Lovingly included is a full color 12-page booklet with liner notes, detailed track information, and a complete history of the band written by the band themselves, emerging for the first time in almost twenty years to collaborate with Dais. This is the first of a limited series of Annabelle’s Garden in chronological order, bringing forth some of the most rare and gorgeous underground music ever.

Limited edition of 500, gorgeous gatefold double LP designed by Eddie O’Dowd (Psychic TV/PTV3, Angry Love) with 12 page booklet and liner notes by Dais and Annabelle’s Garden.

Release date: December 10, 2013 – CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

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 Vorwarts - The album opener, an underground classic.

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 My Unknown Child - Sweeping and gorgeous, a solemn anthem.

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 Winter Moon Descends - An Annabelle’s Garden favorite, ambient early tape material.

In addition, we’re having a holiday sale!  25% off any of our old titles.
*discount does not go towards our recent COUM Transmissions LP, Tor Lundvall box set or the Annabelle’s Garden 2xLP

Happy holidays,
Gibby & Ryan / DAIS