Death From Above 1979 unveil comeback single 'Trainwreck 1979'

A catchy, crunchy new single from the reunited duo.

Death From Above 1979 will finally follow up their 2004 debut You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine this September, and last night the Toronto dance-punk furies unveiled the first single from The Physical World.

Premiering on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show last night, ‘Trainwreck 1979’ can be heard at 1 hour and 53 minutes – listen again via BBC iPlayer.

Not that Jesse F Keeler and Sebastien Grainger seem that fussed about the hyped reunion. Speaking to NME about their reformation recently, Keeler said: “It quickly became apparent that if we tried to do this again, we could make a record that would satisfy us more.”

“The goodwill of reuniting doesn’t sustain you. People wanted more music and we wanted to provide it for them,” said Grainger. “It was that same, ‘Oh yeah, he writes these great riffs that I can write songs over’ feeling.”

The band will head out on a tour this autumn, including three gigs in the UK; tickets go on sale this Friday, July 11, at 10am. See the album tracklist underneath.

Tour dates:

09-06-07 Toronto, Ontario – Riot Fest Toronto
10-07 Koln, Germany – Luxor
10-08 Paris, France – Badaboum
10-09 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
10-11 Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
10-12 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
10-13 Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
10-15 Vienna, Austria – Flex
10-16 Munich, Germany – Orangehouse
10-18 Zurich, Switzerland – Mascotte
10-20 London, England – Electric Ballroom
10-21 Manchester, England – Gorilla
10-22 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
11-01 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11-03 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11-04 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
11-06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11-07 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun
11-08 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
11-10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11-12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11-13 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
11-15 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11-17 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
11-18 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11-19 Seattle, WA – Neumos
11-21 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
11-22 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
11-24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11-25 Chicago, IL – Rivera Theatre
11-26 Detroit, MI – Crofoot
11-28 New York, NY – Terminal 5
11-29 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12-01 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12-02 Boston, MA – House of Blues


Cheap Talk’
Right On, Frankenstein!
Always On
Crystal Ball
White Is Red
Trainwreck 1979
Nothin’ Left
Government Trash
The Physical World



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