Death From Above 1979 // The Physical World
The hard-rocking dance-punk duo of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler come alive on their first album in a decade.
Death From Above 1979
The Physical World
Two songs into Death From Above 1979's new album The Physical World, singer and drummer Sebastien Granger sums up the band's first album in a decade quite nicely. "It's the same old song, just a different tune," he repeats on the propulsive "Right On, Frankenstein!," an appropriate line for an album which follows in the sonic footsteps of the band's muscular, rip-roaring 2004 debut You're a Woman, I'm a Machine. It may have taken 10 years and a prolonged separation for the Toronto twosome to make their return, but The Physical World has all of the muscular riffs and dance-punk force fans loved in the mid-2000s. Grainger and bassist Jesse F. Keeler provide a ferocity and reckless abandon that comes close to matching their debut throughout The Physical World's 35 minutes, highlighted by the excellent "Trainwreck 1979." Listeners may have had to wait a decade, but Death From Above 1979 certainly comes alive on The Physical World.