Death From Above 1979 - You’re a woman I’m a machine - 679 Recordings - Single Review
Death From Above 1979
You’re a woman I’m a machine
Release Date: 28 February 2005
If all noise-rock had been so cohesive, perfectly produced and with lo-fi sounds actually quite easy to listen to, we would have called it impossible to top, and left it back in the US where it belonged. We would never have needed an act such as Toronto duo Death From Above 1979, or thought they could create something different at all. But they have done, and they do once again with second album
You’re a woman, I’m a Machine. Giving a quick look around at the currently revamped rock and roll scene, maybe we could even compare them to BRMC, but it wouldn’t be an exhaustive description, nor a completely fair one. What’s sure is they have a likely attitude, style and angular riffs. The rest is open to discussion. But we can’t deny there’s the right cocktail for some explosive live performances: a raw, loud and nasty energy, the punk crescendo interrupted by the electro-dance, the guts of several rather long solos, abrasive distorted guitars, the desperate cries and the vicious whispers. And there’s a hint of sexiness in the last track, rightly titled Sexy Results, adding to this album an impromptu twist and at times a similar dance-meets-rock feel of Canadian peers The Rapture. But what’s more surprising is how this all sounds compact and makes perfect sense, even when Motorhead’s accelerated rhythms dominate the title track. Despite they were legally bound to add 1979 to their name, theirs is definitely the sound of 2005.