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Listen: Death From Above 1979’s new song “Trainwreck 1979”

on July 07, 2014, 4:54pm

On September 9th, Death From Above 1979 will release their first new album in almost a decade, Physical World, via Last Gang Records. The follow-up to 2004′s You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine comes three years after the group formally reunited and was produced by Dave Sardy (Oasis, Nine Inch Nails).

Speaking to NME, Sebastian Grainger explained that the new LP partially came to fruition to appease their fans: “No matter what Jesse [Keeler] 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.’”

Our first official taste of the new album comes in the form of “Trainwreck 1979”, a scorching party rocker that sees the Canadian noise duo picking up right where they left off 10 years ago. Grainger was right; the song’s not what I expected — it’s actually better.

Listen to “Trainwreck 1979” below.