Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Ladies and gentleman, the kitchen sink...



Death From Above 1979 make some horrible party noise. It’s all pure sweat, filth and brutal noise from this terrible twosome; who armed with only a bass and a drum kit are destined to destroy audiences in the not too distant future, with their high octane mix of primal rock: that will leave you either dancing like a lunatic, or in a state of total shock. DFA79 are a two-piece, two friends; Jesse F Keeler and Sebastien Grainger that live in a funeral parlour in Toronto. To hear them on record, it’s hard to believe that the only instruments being played are the bass and drums – I’m fully aware that that statement has been used before when people reference Lightning Bolt, but still…These guys are make terrifying and catchy music in equal measure, and go out of their way to leave you used and abused by the time you’re finished with their new full length: “You're a Woman, I'm a Machine”

DFA records have (as you might expect) approached the band to change their name and were greeted with the following reply (on their former website): "FUCK DFA RECORDS, FUCK JAMES MURPHY, WE DECLARE JIHAD ON THEM. HOLY WAR ENDING IN THIER DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT... James Murphy is a selfish piece of fuck that will burn in the flames of a specially dedicated rock and roll jihad. If I had the resources I would fly a plane into his skull." – So there we go. They have the same 'outlook' when it comes to the questions regarding the obvious, and deliberate lack of a guitars in their music too: “We don’t need them, and besides why would we want to put anyone else on the payroll?” This attitude is even more evident in their music, where the music IS all about attitude.

DFA79 are the sonic equivalent of “Everything and the kitchen sink…” and even though this is their first major release there is no shortage of interest (and quotes) available on this crazed duo. They are here to fuck with you, and they just about pull it off in the progress. I just wish I had time to throw in some more outrageous superlatives…

I refer you to there website, and details of where you can buy the album;
Amazon basically…

But if you’re still in any doubt then follow the link below to an MP3 taken from their new album. It’s available through their website, but I thought I’d try and be as helpful as possible:

Death From Above 1979 – Little Girl

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