Having disbanded in 2006 only to reunite again last year, on-off ‘Sexy Results’-guarantors Death From Above 1979 have written brand new material, or “little muscle bound babies”, as they’ve chosen to phrase it. They’ll improve the new cache (and eliminate anything crowds don’t like) across their forthcoming Canada-only tour, which begins on 28 Oct.
Singer/drummer Sebastien Grainger, who with bassist Jesse Armstrong released DFA79′s one and only LP ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’ in 2004, substantiates the above facts via the band’s official blog: “Jesse and I have been writing new songs and the only way we feel like we can make them any good is to go out and play them for people. We’re going to throw our little muscle bound babies to the lions and see who survives. We tried just jumping into the studio, but the songs lacked spirit. They lacked life. So this tour is song CPR”.
He adds: “There’s no way for us to do it anonymously anymore, so we’re inviting you to come along with us. Watch us Do It. The way we used to. The way everyone used to. We’re a band, and bands just work it out together”.
Ah, that’s a nice note to end on. Assuming the Canadian tour resuscitates the new tracks, Jesse and Sebastien may well be ‘Doing It’ (aka touring) in the UK quite soon. Or, not.