The New York label DFA has produced some music legends, including bands like The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, our friends at YACHT, and, of course, LCD Soundsystem. Founded in 2001 by James Murphy, Jonathan Galkin, and Tim Goldsworthy, the label was instrumental in kick-starting the indie dance revolution and is the subject of a new short film “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic,” from Red Bull Music Academy. The film is directed by Max Josephs and narrated by our own Marc Maron and charts the entire existence of the great New York dance music label over the course of 12 years, 141 12’’ singles, 34 albums, and six compilations.
The film features interviews with a ton of the people who have been associated with DFA over the years, including some hilarious footage of LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy talkig about peanut butter from the deck of a cruise ship. If you live in NYC, be sure to check out DFA’s 12th anniversary show on May 25th at Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall.
Watch “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic” now and then tune in for a new episode of “Maron” on Friday at 10/9c:
“Maron” airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c