A full decade after their debut album, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine, came out, Death From Above 1979 are ready to release the follow-up. The new album, The Physical World, was produced by Dave Sardy (Oasis, Band of Horses, Wolfmother) and is set for a September 9th release on Warner Bros. and Last Gang Records.
Drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger has explained to NME some of the reasons why he and bassist-keyboardist Jesse F. Keeler want to put out a new full length. “No matter what Jesse and I do, on whatever scale of success it’s sat on, there’s always some kind of reference to Death From Above,” Grainger says. “It’s only frustrating because it’s so lazy. So we’re putting out a Death From Above record and if the press is like, ‘It’s not what we expected,’ or however they react to it, it’s like, ‘Well, you’ve been f***ing asking for it.'”
Grainger adds that the new album “will permit us to go play the shows we want to play, and it gives us the freedom to what we want.”
DFA broke up in 2006 and then reunited in 2011
Snippets from the new album are currently available on the band’s official site (http://deathfromabove1979.com/).