I’m still in shock and I’m not sure I totally believe it…but the legendary, mythical punk rock band from the 00s, Death From Above 1979, has returned with a new album. This wasn’t supposed to happen. It’s been 10 years since their landmark debut in 2004. Like a bolt lightning when they appeared…they vanished just as suddenly without a trace. Sort of. DFA1979, the thundering duo of Sebastien Grainger and had gone their separate ways. There were rumors of infighting, creative differences, even Fleetwood Mac like jealousy of sorts. We knew as much as they wanted to tell us. The one thing that was certain…new music was not coming anytime soon. Us fans dealt with the shock of the news like a death. It was over and it was time to move on. Though the next album was a full decade away, the two songwriters of the band were still keeping busy making music. They formed new bands, bringing the undertones of that unique DFA1979 sound with them. This is a look at the decade between DFA1979’s debut and their sophomore album, selecting the best tunes that came out of that era.
Here are the 11 Best Songs From Death From Above 1979’s hiatus:
- Love Can Be So Mean (Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains)
- Going With You (Sebastien Grainger – Yours To Discover)
- Easy Love (MSTRKRFT – The Looks)
- Heartbreaker (MSTRKRFT – Fist of God)
- Who Do We Care For? (Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains)
- American Names (Sebastien Grainger – American Names)
- Renegade Silence (The Rhythm Method – Renegade Silence)
- It Ain’t Love (MSTRKRFT – Fist of God)
- The Streets Are Still A Mess (Sebastien Grainger – Yours To Discover)
- Bangkok Hilton (Bad Tits – Garbage Night)
- Ways To Come Home (Sebastien Grainger – American Names)
Buy Death From Above 1979’s comeback album, The Physical World…now!!!