Jesse F Keeler and Sebastien Grainger aka Death From Above 1979 have confirmed that they’re set to release a new, second album this September.
The follow-up to ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’ has been ten years in waiting. Initially it didn’t look like it’d ever arrive. The band put a halt to their progression following an exhausting tour, and the Toronto-based pair didn’t get back together until 2011 for a SXSW comeback gig.
Their eventual new record was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Dave Sardy at the helm. It’s out in the US via Last Gang on 9th September with a UK release date yet to be confirmed.
In an interview with NME, Grainger says: “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, ‘We’ll you’ve been fucking asking for it’.”
Track names include ‘Right On, ‘Virgins’ and the lead single, ‘Cheap Talk’.
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They’ve also announced a North American tour!
Nearing twenty years in the game, Death From Above 1979 are taking total control for the first time and pulling their genre-shredding approach forward with menace.
An album which sees the pair attempt to build upon the mythology of their past - and reclaim a little of it, too - it’s a move that largely pays off.
And they’re sharing new track ‘One + One’ to celebrate!