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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Friday Reviews

By Luke Winkie, November 7, 2014, Music

Death From Above 1979

The Physical World (Warner Bros.)

Literally nothing's changed. The Montreal duo of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse Keeler stamped out one anti-social, proto-dubstep disc in 2004, the vaguely misogynistic You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, and turned it into a series of apocalyptic live shows until the pair broke up two years later. In 2011, the reunion. The Physical World now arrives as the final stage of rebirth, existing mostly to beef up set lists and none the poorer for it. "It's the same old song, just a different tune," whines Grainger on the shit-kicking "Right on, Frankenstein." Well, yeah. The DJ-ready dance-rock of "Trainwreck 1979" currently tears up 101X, and "Government Trash" dishes one hell of a drum break. The Physical World proves that not only is 2004 just far back enough to merit nostalgia, but that this return opens our first portal back. (6:35pm, Black stage)

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The Austin Chronicle

https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2014-11-07/fun-fun-fun-fest-2014-friday-reviews-death-from-above-1979/

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Friday Reviews

By Luke Winkie, November 7, 2014, Music

Death From Above 1979

The Physical World (Warner Bros.)

Literally nothing's changed. The Montreal duo of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse Keeler stamped out one anti-social, proto-dubstep disc in 2004, the vaguely misogynistic You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, and turned it into a series of apocalyptic live shows until the pair broke up two years later. In 2011, the reunion. The Physical World now arrives as the final stage of rebirth, existing mostly to beef up set lists and none the poorer for it. "It's the same old song, just a different tune," whines Grainger on the shit-kicking "Right on, Frankenstein." Well, yeah. The DJ-ready dance-rock of "Trainwreck 1979" currently tears up 101X, and "Government Trash" dishes one hell of a drum break. The Physical World proves that not only is 2004 just far back enough to merit nostalgia, but that this return opens our first portal back. (6:35pm, Black stage)

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