Red Bull Music Academy put together an incredibly impressive video called “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic,” a short look at the history and personality of DFA Records. It’s a lovely collection or oral histories, cheeky one-liners (like James Murphy asserting that peanut butter is the greatest American flavor) and “I’m so glad they captured that” photos and videos.
Marc Maron earnestly narrates the whole thing, which is exceptionally edited to highlight both the impressiveness of the record label and the essential charisma of everyone involved. If you’re in the DFA fanbase, which they describe as “European vinyl nerds” and “a lot of really dorky white people,” then you’ll love taking 12 minutes out of your day to watch this.
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