Exclusive: Listen to Death From Above 1979’s new album
Death From Above 1979 are set to set to release their first new album in 10 years this Friday – and FL is hosting an exclusive stream of the record all week long.
Recorded with Dave Sardy (Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, Children Collide), The Physical World is DFA’s first release since their critically acclaimed 2004 debut You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. It comes three years after the duo of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F Keeler reunited for a run of shows including Coachella and the Parklife tour in Australia.
Speaking with FL this week, Keeler revealed that the new album was partly inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen. “Springsteen would be writing and have a notebook just full of these little chunks of idea, and then when it was time to finish the song he’d flip through the book…pulling from all his little ideas,” Keeler explained. “I know Sebastien [Grainger] was really inspired to try to do that and also inspired by the fact that a lot of Springsteen songs were just these narratives about people that he’s made up”.
Keeler also elaborated on the band’s decision to ask Sardy to produce, explaining that they wanted to achieve a more organic sound. “We went with him because he produced LCD Soundsystem but also Slayer,” he said. “There’s some guys, some producers out there that you can almost hear the computer buzzing. They’ve used almost every computer trick in the book, but Dave’s not like that. Apart from the final stages of work we were recording everything as though it’s 1968 because that’s pretty much when all the gear’s from.” The full interview with Keeler will be published on FL later this week.
The Physical World is out Friday, September 5, through Last Gang/Warner Music.