This is huge news for TONS of people — Death From Above 1979 has announced a Canadian tour (unfortunate for us) and has also revealed they will be debuting NEW material on said tour. The once-broken up post-hard/dance-punk band has teamed up a handful of times, post break-up, to honor their heavily influential indie rock band at festivals and shows such as Coachella. The two are obviously now comfortable with each other, so they will be premiering the songs at Canadian shows, with no word on recordings yet. Sebastian Grainger send out a statement:
That evening, still with no sleep, we drove to Long Island and played our first show on a rooftop at someone’s house whom I have no recollection of. We played our five songs as fast and as hard as we could, and within eleven minutes we were done, both of us drenched in sweat and ready to die.
Jesse agreed and we continued in this way, never stopping to think for the next few years. Our way of always moving forward took us from that living room in Long Island, to hockey arenas and around the world a handful of times.
So here we go. 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.
Read the full statement here, via DFA’s blog.