by Lisa Mrock
photo by Lindsey Byrnes
Time was scary and fans were heartbroken when Death From Above were just a single-album duo following the breakout up Jesse Keller and Sebastien Grainger, who split just two years after releasing their epic 2004 debut You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. After DFA released The Physical World a full decade after their debut, long-neglected stereo speakers finally started vibrating the right way and life slowly began to make sense again. Album opener “Cheap Girls” was a dance punk romp that probably got a decent amount of folks laid while “Trainwreck 1979” is a dirty, low-to-the-ground force of nature. There hasn’t been a lot coming out of the men of DFA lately except for their latest single “Freeze Me” (from new album Outrage! Is Now set for release a week before Riot Fest), a piano-driven rock piece that builds and builds until you can hardly take it anymore. But who are we kidding? This is Riot Fest. We’ll take it and then some.