September 9th 2014 was like Christmas day for me. It was the day that Death From Above 1979 released their new album. After 10 years since their last record, I have been anxiously waiting for new material. My long wait ended with the release of The Physical World. It was all I could have imagined plus more.
I heard DFA for the first time when I was in grade 8. Something about “If we don’t make it we’ll fake it”, really got me hooked. No matter where I go I can find fellow DFA-heads. The mutual love leads to a fast friendship.
I didn’t see them live until a few ago in Halifax. They hadn’t performed in years and it was a dream come true to see them together on stage. I even had a “pay for DFA to come to Hali” fund in my kitchen which consisted of a sticky red solo cup filled with whatever coins we found around the house after a party. I think I managed to save $3.24, but they came without any financial input from my pathetic fund.
I for one am not very good at the mosh-pit. I am always the one to get pushed to the ground and sat on, or have bleeding gums after a rogue fist to the face. All the horrors of the pit were so worth it to be as close to Death From Above 1979 as I got.
The album consists of 11 songs in their signature, unique style. My favourites have to be White is Red, Virgins, and Gemini. Like You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine, I can listen to the record on repeat and never get sick of it.
Death From Above 1979 are performing at the Sound Academy on December 5th. I cannot wait to see their new material live. The countdown begins!