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Death From Above 1979 Release Video For ‘Virgins’


Globally revered and highly influential dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 release a brand new, creepily compelling video for the track“Virgins” from their critically acclaimed album The Physical World. The visually arresting, provocative video for Virgins was directed by Eva Michon. She also directed Life After Death From Above 1979, the feature documentary that captures the band rise, fall out and epically reunite. The documentary was released late last year and is currently available

Check out DFA1979’s new video for “Virgins” at

“The video takes cues from the lyrics of the song which are a meditation on innocence and coming of age. That very precarious time in life when sex is elusive, maybe even frightening but always compelling” — Jesse and Sebastien

More to come tomorrow on DFA1979’s official website:

DFA 1979 broke up in 2006, while their debut album You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine and subsequent remix album continued to sell, making Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Sebastien Grainger (vocals and drums) an underground/overground sensation. After a 10 year hiatus, they decided to reunite and began performing live shows, picking up right where they left off, never missing a beat. DFA 1979 mark their comeback with their latest album The Physical Worldproduced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis) and released this past September 2014. Their rabid cult has only continued to amass even while the band remained inactive.  The band’s mercurial return has helped fulfilled the DFA1979 void all have experienced and left press raving:

“Returning a decade later, they’re still crushing violent, angular riffs, but they’re also writing catchier songs. A throwback to a throwback that’s better the second time around.”

— Rolling Stone Magazine

“The most shocking thing about The Physical World is that it was worth the wait. The Physical World is a triumphant statement. Welcome back fellas, you have been missed.”

– Alternative Press Magazine

All summer 2015 tour dates are listed below:

July 22 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 23 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

July 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

July 26 – White River, IN – Lawn at White River State Park

Aug 7 – Mansfield, MA – X-finity Center

Aug 8 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

Aug 9 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Aug 13 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater

Aug 14 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater

Aug 16 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

Aug 17 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater

Aug 19 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion pres by Huntsman

Aug 20 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Aug 24 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

Aug 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

Aug 30 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater