Death From Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979”

Globally revered and highly influential dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 have revealed a plethora of details about their eagerly anticipated new album, including the title, cover art, and track-listing. The Physical World will be released by Last Gang Records / Warner Bros. Records today.

Produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis), The Physical World comes a full ten years after the release of the band’s universally acclaimed debut album,You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine, which made Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Sebastien Grainger (vocals and drums), an underground /over ground sensation. DFA 1979 broke up in 2006 while the first album and subsequent remix album continued to sell inexplicably. They decided to reunite in 2011 and began to perform live picking up where they left off without missing a beat. Their rabid cult has only continued to amass just as inexplicably. Jesse and Sebastien sat down with the NME to talk about the new album release and reuniting. Earlier this spring, DFA 1979 released various clues, tidbits and sonic allusions surrounding a possible new album on This will also be your exclusive portal into the wormhole world into all things DFA 1979 now and in the future.

In addition, Death From Above 1979 have announced they will hit the road this fall for an extensive European and U.S. headlining tour, which goes on sale this Friday, July 11th. Please see below for all tour dates.

European tour dates:

  • 10/7                  Koln, Germany               Luxor
  • 10/8                  Paris, France                 Badaboum
  • 10/9                  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, UK                   Electric Ballroom
  • 10/21                Manchester, UK            Gorilla
  • 10/22                Glasgow, UK                 The Garage

North American fall tour dates: For every pair of tickets purchased, you will receive one download of the album.

*Promotion does not apply

  • *09/6-7              Toronto, ONT, CAN        Riot Fest Toronto
  • *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
  • 1129                 Philadelphia, PA             Union Transfer
  • 12/01                Washington, DC             9:30 Club
  • 12/02                Boston, MA                   House of Blues

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Track-listing for The Physical World is as follows:

  1. Cheap Talk
  2. Right On, Frankenstein!
  3. Virgins
  4. Always On
  5. Crystal Ball
  6. White Is Red
  7. Trainwreck 1979
  8. Nothin’ Left
  9. Government Trash
  10. Gemini
  11. The Physical World



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