× All remaining RSD14 stock will go on sale tonight at 00:01AM i.e. one minute after midnight. First come, first served & one copy per title per customer!
Norman Records

Prinzhorn Dance School - Prinzhorn Dance School

Nobody loves me. Be the 1st...

Prinzhorn Dance School by Prinzhorn Dance School
  • CD £11.29 + £0.00 shipping, based on your current cart
  • CD on DFA
  • Artist: Prinzhorn Dance School
  • Label: DFA
  • Genres: Indie Rock
  • Available for you to buy, but we need to order it in first.

Show/hide sold out items »

Press release

CD Album
1.     Black Bunker
2.     Do You Know Your Butcher
3.     Worker
4.     Don't Talk To Strangers
5.     Hamworthy Sports & Leisure Center
6.     You Are The Space Invader
7.     Eat, Sleep
8.     I Do Not Like Change
9.     Lawyers Water Jug
10.     Realer, Pretender
11.     No Books
12.     Up! Up! Up!
13.     Crackerjack Docker
14.     See M Dahlia
15.     Crash, Crash, Crash
16.     Spaceman In Your Garden

Prinzhorn Dance School are Tobin Prinz (guitar/ vocals, drums) and Suzi Horn (bass/ vocals, drums). Although they met in Brighton, it isn't easy to say where they are based. They are nomadic - Suzi has moved seven times since Prinzhorn Dance School began, and 23 times in her life so far.

Simplicity is key to Prinzhorn Dance School. They value a raw, natural sound - "kick drums that sound like kick drums, a snare that sounds like a snare” - and quickly evolved a minimalist aesthetic. “We didn’t say, 'let’s be a band', or anything, we just enjoyed the sound of hitting things. However, we quickly worked out that every time we added a layer of sound on top, something got lost. We wanted to keep everything sounding real and special and we knew the only way was to put less in.” The 16 track debut album (as yet untitled) does not have a single strummed guitar chord on it. Instead, drums, bass and wiry guitar are enjoined in a delicate balancing act where what isn't happening, the space and silence, is just as important as what is.

The album, which includes the limited edition debut 7" singles 'You Are The Space Invader' and follow up 'Up! Up! Up!', was recorded in a National Trust cottage in Devon, a barn in Sussex and then mixed with "incredibly respectful" help from James Murphy, Tim Goldsworthy and Eric Broucek in NYC.  It's released on DFA on August 13th 2007.  

The songs that emerge are remarkable, not least in the language they use. "I'm uncomfortable with music's ‘dictionary of cool’," says Tobin, referring to the tired phrases that denote "rock 'n' roll" attitude, or the hollow clichés of radio love songs. In stark contrast, his words (scratched in notebooks, then endlessly edited until they're as lean and effective as the music) deliberately reference a very real provincial England: the England of Travelodge’s, the NHS, egg 'n' cress sandwiches, Deep Heat ointment, obscure towns like Mansfield. Like Ray Davies or Morrissey at their parochial best, the specific sense of place, of England, is thrilling. Tobin evokes the everyday - middle-aged couples dancing to a "five-piece soul band" at Hamworthy Sports & Leisure centre - with a novelist's eye.

Probably the only new band in Britain not to have a "murdoch-space" (myspace) site, Prinzhorn Dance School have already been accused of diffidence and secrecy. In reality, they're not Luddites (they have a website), but they do refuse to open up their private lives to "sticky-beaks and flappy-mouths" online or behave in what is perceived to be a sensible, careerist way. "The internet is to blame,” says Tobin. “Everything is easy access. It’s too convenient.  People expect to know everything. But excitement is about not knowing everything."


So, what do you think?

Be the first to review 'Prinzhorn Dance School' by Prinzhorn Dance School. Best customer review each week wins a £10 voucher!

Please use a name you'll be comfortable people seeing.
You don't have to provide your email address, but without it we can't give you a prize if this is the week's best review.
Benefit from our Google ranking. Don't forget to include the http:// bit.
Make it interesting. Make us laugh. Show us why you care. But keep it civil, please.
(Just to prove you're not a spam robot, sorry!)

Shipping times


Items from this distributor are currently shipping in approx. 2-5 days. However, this particular item may be shipping sooner. Please contact us for more details.

Vinyl LP

This item is now sold out. If you have recently ordered it and it is delayed, please contact us.

Shipping prices

We calculate your shipping costs by taking the heaviest item in your order and calculating that at the 'Heaviest Item' price. Each additional item in your order is then charged at the 'Additional Item' price.

The heaviest item in your cart is currently the 12" vinyl of Thursday EP by Wasserfall. Therefore, the shipping costs for Prinzhorn Dance School by Prinzhorn Dance School are as follows:

Format 'Heaviest Item' Price 'Additional Item' Price
CD £0.00 £0.00
Note: Our definition of 'Western Europe' is Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, or Switzerland.
Format 'Heaviest Item' Price 'Additional Item' Price
CD £2.25 £0.65
Note: Our definition of 'USA / Canada / Rest of world is' any country that IS NOT Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
Format 'Heaviest Item' Price 'Additional Item' Price
CD £2.60 £0.90

A shipping calculator is provided on the shopping cart page. To find out more about shipping visit our shipping prices and policies page.