Death From Above 1979 are releasing a new ‘Live at Third Man Studios’ album this Friday, 22nd April.
The record brings together a session recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Lead cut ‘Right On Frankenstein’ is streaming below.
And according to DFA’s own anecdote, Mick Jagger was in the studio during their recording. After the release was put to tape, the band, Jack and Mick all went bowling together. Imagine being a fly-on-the-wall for that one.
Here’s what Death From Above 1979 have to say on their new release:
“We’ve always been wary of live recording experiences because they can end up so sterile and flat sounding and they hardly ever translate the feeling of the actual show. The feeling of the moment. When we were asked to record Live At Third Man Records we agreed without hesitation. If there is one person who knows about feeling the moment, it’s Jack White. He’s the patron saint of vibes. We cut two twenty minute long sets straight to acetate. No second chances. Terrifying but alive. Third Man were such phenomenal hosts and the audience went bananas with us. It was such an honour to be a part of. The whole thing was such a rush, it almost feels like a dream.
Oh yeah, Mick Jagger was there. Did we mention that we went out to dinner with Jack and Mick after and then went bowling until 3am? It’s also worth noting that Jack got the highest score followed by Sebastien. Mick and Jesse tied.”
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