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 amped about it. And give them some credit: They didn’t let that ambivalence show through in the album. Zane Lowe just debuted “Trainwreck 1979,” the album’s first single, on his BBC Radio show, and it’s a pounding and energetic song, spirited and rhythmically locked-in, with just a hint of dance music in its riffery. Listen.
The Physical World is due in September.