Thursday, February 5, 2009

Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine

January was a great month for Bangers - we had a total of 2,880 visits from all over the world: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, US, UK, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen (!)...really mindblowing and exciting. I hope you're all enjoying the vibe we're putting out even if you don't fully understand the language we put it out in.

Now for something completely different...Death From Above 1979 was a short-lived bass/drums duo from Toronto that only made one full-length album in 2004. You read that right - just a bassist and a drummer. So how does this not suck? DFA 1979 compensates for the lack of instrumentation with walls of raw, sweaty noise, breaking apart punk into its periodic elements of bass, drums, and vocals. It's supremely danceable - every one of these 11 songs feels like it's on the edge of turning into a primal orgy - yet retains serious grit and balls and undeniable swagger. This is what post-punk should've turned out like, instead of whiny crap like The Rapture.

Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine

1 comment:

brynna said...

Nuts. I heard this album some time back and thought it was the oddest good music ever.