Nearly 10 years after the release of their debut album, Death From Above 1979 have announced plans for the follow-up. According to NME, the Toronto duo will release The Physical World on September 9th via Last Gang Records.
The Physical World serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine, and comes three years after the group formally reunited. It was produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem).
Speaking to NME, Sebastian Grainger explained that the impetus for a new LP was to appease their fans: “No matter what Jesse [Keeler] and I do, on whatever scale of success it’s sat on, there’s always some kind of reference to Death From Above. It’s only frustrating because it’s so lazy. So we’re putting out a Death From Above record and if the press is like, ‘It’s not what we expected,’ or however they react to it, it’s like, ‘Well, you’ve been fucking asking for it.'”
However, Grainger added that the “record is a key for us” in continuing to tour. “It will permit us to go play the shows we want to play and it gives us the freedom to do what we want.”
The album will be preceded by lead single “Cheap Talk”. Other track titles include “Right On” and “Virgins”.