It seems like every time I visit DFA Records’ website I find something new and interesting.  Today that something was Dan Bodan’s upcoming album “Soft.”  To me it’s a bit like if James Blake didn’t take himself so seriously.  Bodan’s voice glides smoothly on the surface of the backing track like a duck on a calm lake, making not a ripple to distort the serene atmosphere of the record.

The Details

PREORDER ITEM SHIPS OCT 28. We have a limited number of copies available on Pink Vinyl, out of a total edition of 600. Move quick.

The cassette is an edition of 300, and is a special split release with Vancouver's 1080p.

Includes a digital download on release day. Preorders come with a download of "Soft As Rain" and "Jaws Of Life".

Comes in a custom matte sleeve with spot gloss and foil embellishments. Album illustrations courtesy of contemporary artist Julien Ceccaldi. This is one of the nicest records we have ever pressed. I promise.


“I write about the things I know, but it should be interesting for other people. So I want it to be like a really great roman-a-clef, or reading your older sisters diary.” - Dan Bodan

“Soft”, the new album from Dan Bodan, is a rose-scented journey through millennial love issues, Soundcloud collage, and post-empire paranoia. Co-produced with Physical Therapy and Ville Haimala (Renaissance Man) and featuring M.E.S.H., 18+, Great Skin, Latisha Faulkner, Dena Yago, and Stadium.

Berlin based songwriter Dan Bodan was born in the wide open Canadian prairies and raised in Montreal. Reared on the city’s underground noise and experimental music scene, Bodan moved to Berlin 8 years ago. Blossoming in the city’s unique mixture of crumbling old-world european values, start-up philanthropy, sleepless techno and epic grey skies, he began writing songs to soundtrack his train rides through the city and make sense of it all.

Working together with a team of world-class producers, poets and artists, he writes songs to fit comfortably in that space between the finger and the mousepad, the bedroom and the club, the earth and the ether.

“He blows in like a sweet guardian angel over the beat, making a track so light it feels almost like daylight peeking into a dark nightclub.”
- The Fader

“The real star is his voice, which quivers as it rises and falls through each line, powerful but slightly fragile”
- Resident Advisor

Track List:

A Soft Opening
Soft As Rain
For Heaven's Sake (Let's Fall In Love) <3
Jaws of Life
Catching Fire
Good Time Summer

Price $18.99

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