Last summer, Death From Above 1979 — Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger — stopped by Jack White’s Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville to lay down a live record. The album, which was recorded straight to acetate in two 20-minute sets, heavily relies on material from the band’s 2014 album, The Physical World, and includes a few tracks from their 2004 debut record, You’re A Woman, I’m a Machine.
According to the band, Mick Jagger was also in the studio during their session. After they recorded, the band, White and Jagger went to dinner and bowled together. Read about the account below.
“We’ve always been wary of live recording experiences because they can end up so sterile and flat sounding and they hardly ever translate the feeling of the actual show. The feeling of the moment,” DFA1979 said in a release. “When we were asked to record Live At Third Man Records we agreed without hesitation. If there is one person who knows about feeling the moment, it’s Jack White. He’s the patron saint of vibes. We cut two twenty minute long sets straight to acetate. No second chances. Terrifying but alive. Third Man were such phenomenal hosts and the audience went bananas with us. It was such an honour to be a part of. The whole thing was such a rush, it almost feels like a dream.
“Oh yeah, Mick Jagger was there. Did we mention that we went out to dinner with Jack and Mick after and then went bowling until 3am? It’s also worth noting that Jack got the highest score followed by Sebastien. Mick and Jesse tied.”
Death From Above 1979 have released a live version of the 2014 cut “Right on Frankenstein” ahead of the April 22 drop date. Listen below.
1. Right On Frankenstein
3. Going Steady
4. White Is Red
5. Trainwreck 1979
7. Little Girl
8. Go Home Get Down
9. Government Trash
10. Always On
11. The Physical World