Death From Above broke up in 2006, after releasing a grand total of one album, 2004’s kinda-classic You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. They’re one for one! They got back together in 2011, and they were playing new songs a year and a half ago, but there was never any serious talk about a new DFA1979 album. Until now. Out of nowhere, the band has just announced that they’ve got a new one called The Physical World coming in September. They recorded it with Oasis producer Dave Sardy, and they’re calling its sound “Springsteen meets Sonic Youth.” But they don’t exactly sound excited about the prospect of this new album.
Talking to NME, singer/drummer Sebastian Grainger gives the distinct impression that the group has been pressured and browbeaten into making the album and that they’re really just making it to get the world off their backs. Here’s what he says: “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. 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 fucking asking for it’… This record is a key for us. It will permit us to go play the shows we want to play and it gives us the freedom to do what we want.”
So, uh, get excited?