Death From Above have announced their third full length, Outrage! Is Now will be released on September 8th via Last Gang Records. The album is available to pre-order as of today here.
The merry merchants of muscular death dance discord—Sebastien Grainger (vocals, drums) and Jesse F. Keeler (bass, keys, synths)—made a collective decision to embrace their own penchant for perpetual motion while gleefully maintaining the car-wreck intensity of their punkified disco rock. Ultimately, Outrage! Is Now confidently kicks off a new chapter for DEATH FROM ABOVE.
“We are committed to evolution. This record is the sound of the two us pushing at the walls. We want there to be space, surprises and action!” says Sebastien. “We both wanted to see how far we could take our sound as DEATH FROM ABOVE. In a way, that has always been our objective.” adds Jesse.
As they retreated to Jesse’s farm two hours east of Toronto to write in 2016, the musicians re-examined the way they’ve written in the past. They found new ways to start ideas, and tried to exorcise their old demons. With a host of demos, DEATH FROM ABOVE headed back to Los Angeles to work with producer and engineer Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, etc.). Making for what Jesse describes as the “fastest recording process,” the vision quickly took shape.
“The myth of what we should be didn’t exist anymore,” Sebastien agrees. “There was never a moment where we took a conventional path—either writing or recording. Eric has been making records for decades and we managed to make him say: “Well, that’s a first!” during every song! There was always some strange element thrown in. In a way it’s a very serious record, but dressed in a really fun outfit.”
Death From Above are Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler Never Swim Alone was shot on a phone in a hotel room in London.