Bass and drums combo Death From Above 1979 (DFA 1979 for short) have become Toronto punk legends since their debut album You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine released in 2004. But they recently seemed to have indefinitely called it quits for a while until recent news hit about a new album. Well it’s finally out and I’ve picked two of the gems from the band’s sophomore album, The Physical World.
“Trainwreck 1979” pulls the bands iconic, distorted bass and has it chugging through every verse and chorus but introduces the catchy piano hook before each chorus, an instrument new to the band, as their usual cameo instrument seemed to be a synth. A catchy song but a little poppy and light for the band. My favourite new track comes in the shape of “Cheap Talk,” a song not too dissimilar to their older song, “Romantic Rights,” at least throughout its verses before it turns into a chorus of an ever-flowing bass riff that drives it into dark party rock.
Don’t forget to check out Beach House this Sunday at the Bronson Centre.