Canada’s foremost punk rock pairing Death From Above 1979 are back with a new single ‘Freeze Me’, and a newish name to go with it.
The new single, premiering on BBC Radio 1, heralds a new era for the band as well as a new record, with the band telling the station that it “it will not be 10 years” before the next album drops.
What has dropped, however, is the ‘1979’ they’ve carried around with them ever since record label Death From Above Records (co-founded by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy) requested that they change their name.
As Consequence of Sound reports, the band are now changing back for all future releases and tours, although their representative declined to explain their reasoning, pointing out that social media accounts will continue along with the ‘1979’ intact.
Whatever they call themselves, we’re excited to have them back with new music which you can listen to below courtesy of BBC 1’s MistaJam.