I was fortunate enough to stumble across them back in 2004-05 when "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine" was released and I immediately understood that this band was something else in terms of basically everything. The brilliant elephant trunks logo on the pink background was one of the best album covers I had ever seen and the songs where all simply brutally amazing, the lyrics smart and quirky as fuck and the lads looked boss in all of their pictures. I was lucky to see them live on a small show in the Mercury Lounge during that time:
They were bound to be massive, and it came to a point when everyone started to know the name. During this transition into mas popularity, as the snobby cunt i am, I started to follow them less, although I understood this was a band that was destined for glory: they were fuckin savage. Then one day in the blog in their website that Jesse use to update that they were disbanding and though i thought it was a shame I did respect the fact that they call it quits before it all became too shabby.
A few weeks ago I read that they almost caused a riot on SXSW and I immediately relived the excitement and curiosity that they had produced in me when I was a little 20 year old little bitch. Death From Above 1979 is back. Death From Above 1979 is back. Death From Above 1979 is fucking back!!!