Death From Above 1979 - Blood On Our Hands
As the critics concur, DFA 1979 make a lot of noise for a little band. For only two little artists, DFA 1979 have a very big sound. And with a name like a hotmail account suggestion (as plain Death From Above was taken), and sounding suspiciously like The Music (Robert Harvey could surely be in disguise here), they will have to shout their name from the roof tops.
Yet it is the idea of DFA 1979 that intrigues the critics out of their opined hole. Sebastien Grainger's panicked vocal entwined with the power force bass riffs of Jesse F. Keeler, make for a big band sound. However, the missing presence of guitars is the material point. The lack of lead guitar here is not missed and is a welcome omission -- it makes for a sound that's just too interesting.
With their latest single named Blood On Our Hands and bearing in mind that the duo live in a funeral parlour in Toronto, it is safe to think they are a little morbid. But all in all, DFA 1979 have made something funky like Rapture and progressive like The Music, and as commercial sounding as both.