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Death From Above 1979 Share Acoustic “Virgins,” Cancel Some Tour Dates

Toronto rockers Death From Above 1979 have had to cancel some upcoming tour dates, which they announced in a Facebook post yesterday, but to make up for it, they’ve also shared an acoustic version of their most recent single “Virgins.” The song appeared on last year’s reunion album The Physical World, but now they are… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 11:22 am

Watch Bands Share Their Least Favorite Interview Questions At GovBall

Last weekend was New York’s own annual music festival Governors Ball, and in the true festival spirit of complaining about everything, Funny Or Die was there to focus on which interview questions musicians hate the most. But this isn’t all vitriol; the hilarious host answers each question with his own brand of sardonic humor. It’… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a fucking fucked up week. I got more joy, and solace, from the videos of one nameless genius doing Michael Jackson dance moves through the streets of Baltimore, my embattled hometown, than I did out of any music video. And while it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with music, as of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Death From Above 1979 – “Virgins” Video

Death From Above 1979 have just shared a video for “Virgins,” a track off of last year’s reunion album The Physical World, and it’s a weird one. It follows around a group of rebellious Amish teens that set up a wild party in a barn, where they take shrooms and see the world in a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 28, 2015 - 7:44 am

Watch The Life After Death From Above 1979 Documentary Trailer

The recent return of Death From Above 1979 reminded a lot of people how much they loved that band. Next month will bring the release of Life After Death From Above 1979, a documentary on them that chronicles their brief first run, their breakup, and their current return to the spotlight. You can watch the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 26, 2014 - 11:55 am

Death From Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979″ Video

Trainwreck 1979” is the searing new single from Death From Above 1979’s guns-blazing new album The Physical World, and it’s also the album’s best song. Today, the day after the band played the song on Letterman, they’ve shared its video. The clips switches back and forth between sweaty live-show imagery and footage of one female… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 11, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Watch Death From Above 1979 Bring The Wreckage To Letterman

Trainwreck 1979,” the first single from Death From Above 1979’s seething reunion album The Physical World, is an absolute drooling monster of a song, a piece of music so hard that it’s hard to believe two dudes made it. And when the band appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman last night to perform… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 11, 2014 - 9:09 am

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like fans on the West Coast will be getting a similar treatment this fall. November will see the arrival of Red Bull Sound Select, featuring 30 days of events geared toward… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Q&A: Death From Above 1979 On The Physical World And Being A Cautionary Tale For Young Bands

Tomorrow, Death From Above 1979 will release The Physical World, the band’s first new album in a decade. It’s hard to believe, considering DFA 1979’s enduring popularity over the past ten years, that The Physical World is only their second proper LP, the long-delayed and seemingly never-gonna-happen follow up to 2004’s You’re A Woman, I’mMore »

By: T. Cole Rachel / September 8, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Premature Evaluation: Death From Above 1979 The Physical World

A decade ago, when Death From Above 1979 first stalked the earth, it was hard to know what to do with them. They weren’t dance-punk, and they weren’t noise-rock, though if you squinted hard enough, they were both. They had the same personnel setup as Lightning Bolt, and they played loud riffs like Lightning Bolt,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014 - 9:50 am

Stream Death From Above 1979 The Physical World

It’s been almost a decade since Death From Above 1979 released their seething, monstrous full-length debut You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. As of right now, that’s the only proper album the band has ever released, but that’ll change next week. DFA1979 broke up in 2006 and got back together in 2011, and now they’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014 - 9:50 am

Death From Above 1979 – “Government Trash”

Death From Above 1979’s reunion album, The Physical World, is out next month. We’ve already heard two tracks from the album, the lead single, “Trainwreck 1979,” and a live premiere of “Right On Frankenstein.” Today the band drops the album’s second official single, “Government Trash,” which is all garage feedback, bass runs, lo-fi drums, and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 18, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Watch Death From Above 1979 Debut New Song “Right On, Frankenstein”

The great reunited Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 are less than a month away from releasing The Physical World, their first album in over a decade, but up until now, the only song we’ve heard from it is the badass single “Trainwreck 1979.” Last night, though, the band played a small show at the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because July 4th fell on a Friday, we didn’t run 5 Best Songs last week. But man, last week gave us a lot of good songs. So this week’s 5 Best is broken up into two halves: first, the 5 Best Songs from the week that we’re closing the books on today, written up a… More »

By: Stereogum / July 11, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Death From Above 1979 The Physical World Details

Yesterday we got to hear the first new song off Death From Above 1979’s upcoming reunion album, The Physical World, and now we’ve gotten a few more details about that LP. The album will be out in September and is produced by D. Sardy, a producer who has been all over the musical spectrum. He… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 8, 2014 - 10:38 am

Death From Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979″

Last month, the reunited Death From Above 1979 announced that they’d be releasing another album. DFA1979 only ever released one proper studio album, 2004’s You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine, so the news that they’d drop the new The Physical World this year was big indeed, even if the band didn’t seem all that ampedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 7, 2014 - 5:09 pm

Death From Above 1979 Announce Reunion Album The Physical World

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2014 - 10:11 am

Ugly Christmas Sweaters From Queens Of The Stone Age, Metallica, Motörhead, And More

Last year we were all amused by the Slayer Christmas sweater, the heaviest and coziest way for your torso to ring in the holidays. This year Motörhead, Metallica, Descendents, Death From Above 1979, Dying Fetus, and a bunch of Victory Records bands got in on the trend, leading Metal Injection to declare ugly metal Christma… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 26, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Watch Chromeo Play Fallon With Death From Above 1979

Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, two important Canadian duos came together. Montreal synth-funkers Chromeo were there to play “Sexy Socialite,” the new single from their forthcoming album White Women, and they conscripted the reunited Toronto noise-punkers Death From Above 1979 into duty as their backing band. I would’ve never thought that DFA… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2013 - 9:28 am
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