Deviation Social – Tempus/Deathwatch “From End to Beginning” Vol. 2 LP OUT NOW
Years before we started the Dais label, a common musical bond had occurred to both of us in the form of Deviation Social. Gibby had purchased the ominous Tempus Purgatio 7″ single at the legendary In Your Ear Records shop in Massachusetts in 1996. Later that decade, Ryan had come across the same single lingering in the bins at RRRecords in Lowell, MA. Both agreed upon the fact that such an obscure purchase was justified by the provocative cover art featuring the seemingly dangerous individual with a switchblade decorated with vague, war-like imagery compounded with some of the most genre-defining industrial rhythms ever heard.
Upon listening, the track ‘Machines Convulse’ set fire to our ears with its sawtooth pulse and sharp, wasp-like dirge with what seemed to be the mysterious knife wielding artist threatening each listener with his vision of the gloomy world in which he lurked. This sealed the deal for us both to incorporate this unknown monster into our steady listening rotation. During the first conversation in which we started Dais, both of us acknowledged that one of the top priorities of the new label will be to find and reissue Deviation Social, investigate these recordings and justify his apparent disappearance in 1986.
The next couple years were spent pawing through any contacts that were involved in the experimental music scene of the bay area / California in the early 1980′s. Through the kind help of label friend and collaborator, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, we were put in contact with infamous anti-artist Monte Cazazza, whom was the only person we could identify in the “thank you” list inside the single 7″. The following year was spent juggling a surreal exchange of cryptic messages and floundering leads in which we hit every dead end imaginable. After losing hope that this mastermind would never be found (or was even still alive after countless stories of recklessness and scandal), we woke up months later to a short message that read: “…Tonight I talked with my friend Monte and he mentioned that you were interested in contacting me regarding my old project Deviation Social. What would you like to know? Best wishes, Art. ” This was the beginning…
The next five years lead to both of us becoming close friends with the man behind Deviation Social, a radically different individual who was ripping his way through the bay area of the early 80′s but still the creative force nowadays that we all admire. A lot of late night phone calls, record shopping and Armenian food runs in Los Angeles made Art/DS a regular fixture in our lives. In 2010, Dais released the first proper reissue of his compilation works thus dragging out Deviation Social from the obscure shadows and into its proper place upon the mantle of early 80′s industrial pioneers. After a couple more years, Dais couldn’t be more excited to finally reissue Deviation Social’s focal apex onto one single LP.
Deviation Social – Tempus/Deathwatch “From End to Beginning” Vol. 2 LP
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One-man industrial outfit, Deviation Social left a scar on the face of the American 80′s experimental/noise scene that has mysteriously been left to legend and rumor. Dais previously released the first authorized reissue of Deviation Social’s compilation tracks dating back from the early 80′s. Here within, Volume 2 compiles the two proper “studio” releases of Deviation Social’s checkered past. The destructive Tempus Purgatio Part 7 single and 1982 album cassette Workforce/Deathwatch are finally collected and reissued as a single LP in a edition of 500 with zine booklet with writings and archival images from Deviation Social.
$18.00 Vinyl LP – Click Here to ORDER
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“Machines Convulse” off the ‘Tempus / Deathwatch‘ LP by Deviation Social:
New releases by Sightings, DBC, Cold Showers and York Factory Complaint
Dais friends and family!
We are very proud to announce a huge late winter/spring update: FOUR new releases up for sale and reserve today. Amazing releases from Cold Showers, DBC, Sightings, and York Factory Complaint!
PLEASE NOTE: Unless you order items separately, they will all ship as a single batch with the product with the LATEST release date in your batch. (Example: If you order something that is available now along with something that ships on April 1st, you’ll get both on April 1st unless you order and pay shipping for each separately.) ALSO: There has been a significant increase in US postage rates, particularly for our international customers. There is nothing we can do about this.
This is just the beginning of what we have planned for 2013 and we couldn’t be more excited…
Gibby & Ryan / DAIS
Sightings– Terribly Well LP
The noise rock parade that defies definition, set out on a mission of pure volume worship that is the post-decade pilgrimage of NY-based Sightings After eight instinctive albums, the Sightings guys show no mercy with endless annihilation of their newest material on Terribly Well. All parts destruction measured against their abrasive songwriting. Jagged, collapsing rhythm based mayhem, guitars that can be mistaken as a freight train being ripped for scrap metal, only to be held together with panic stricken bass patterns that keep their voice from the edge of insanity. An accessible album for the unacceptable make this their finest to date. Each song saws through the humanity, taking no hostages with this hectic industrial rock masterpiece. Edition of 500.
Listen to “The Loafer” off the new album Terribly Well by Sightings:
DBC– Pris LP
Blinding white magic in light of the new age opera, the Dangerous Boys Club bring the heat. DBC has the lips of a killer, the unholy choir of the repentant, and the glamour cast from gold. Known for their history in such outfits as Heroin, Antioch Arrow and Get Hustle, their debut album Vril on Fast Weapons awoke followers out of their coma. Dais now brings everyone to the alter with their follow up LP, Pris. Sacramental electro synth-rock mixed with glam violence inducing one into a state of bliss and ecstasy. Not from this world…not of this time, but DBC knows exactly what we needed to hear. Making sure that everything will be alright, just give in to the club. Limited edition of 500, soaked in soul.
Listen to “Electric” off the new album Pris by DBC:
Part Time Punks 11.25.12 cassette
After last years stunning debut album, Love & Regret, Cold Showers keep us satisfied with a new 4 song cassette recorded at Los Angeles most lauded and revered radio production: Part Time Punks. Recorded live on on November 25, 2012 in a program studio with a more raw arrangement of song structure, focusing on delayed rock energy and a new song preview from the forthcoming 7″ single on Dais this summer. Limited edition of 100 copies.
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Listen to “The Fire” off the new live cassette by Cold Showers:
York Factory Complaint– Apology LP
Brooklyn based industrial outfit York Factory Complaint has been chipping out a unusual existence over the past 4 years. With a variety of limited edition releases on labels such as Hanson Records, House of Alchemy, Cae-Sur-a, Acid Casualty and Robert & Leopold, York Factory Complaint took time away from the world to record a full length LP in the summer of 2010. Engineered by Kris Lapke (Alberich / Northern Cross) and recorded underneath the departed Hospital Productions, this LP stood as a document of a band in transition and ideas at their most abrasive. Features members of Veins, Twin Stumps, DeTrop & Home Blitz. Hand made packaging in an edition of 104 copies featuring artwork by visual artist Michael Yaniro.
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Listen to “Vertigo” off the new album “Apology” by York Factory Complaint:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Holiday sale still going on!
Holiday sale has been extended through January. Excitement abounds. We hope your holidays were as wonderful as ours, and that the first few weeks of 2013 has been good to you.
We have some exciting stuff coming up… New DBC, Deviation Social, Sightings, Coum, Bestial Mouths, and Cold Showers…. stay tuned. This is going to be a great year!
Gibby & Ryan / DAIS
Dais friends and family,
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We have a brand new store live now. You spoke – WE LISTENED. A lot of our beloved customers were having issues with orders, password recovery, and purchases. All of the issues are fixed because we launched a brand new interface and store that doesn’t require a sign-up or sign-in.
In celebration of our new store we are dropping the prices on select items! To see the sale prices, go directly to the STORE link :
Italian Horn – $6
Bestial Mouths – $9
Lord Foul – $9
American Cloud Songs – $9
Seth Price – $9
Stay warm, stay safe – Gibby & Ryan / DAIS