mstrkrft + dfa1979 @ sxsw

If you hadn’t heard, Toronto two-piece noisemakers Death From Above 1979 have reunited after a nearly 5 year break. No new material yet, but Jesse F. Keeler and Sebastien Grainger are scheduled to appear at the Coachella and Sasquatch festivals.

Keeler’s other project, MSTRKRFT will be in Austin this weekend for South By Southwest, with a showcase gig Friday night at Mohawk. To build some anticipation, MSTRKRFT have released a new single “Beards Again.”

The track is an interesting mashup, like a MSTRKRFT remix of a Ride The Lighting era Metallica instrumental:

With the penchant for “secret shows” at sxsw, it wouldn’t be surprising to also see an appearance from Death From Above 1979 in Austin this weekend. A rehearsal video of “Little Girl” posted on the band’s website this week hints as much:

Here’s some “Romantic Rights” to get you geared up, just in case (sorry about the ad – this was the best quality I could find):

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