WHITE IS RED
Reports of the death of DFA 1979 were seemingly exaggerated. They made a killer album, broke up, stepped away, and returned a decade later, last year, with A Physical World. White is Red isn’t a music video, per se, but treads that well-worn path of band-footage-equals-video. It’s still cool to watch, and features Jesse and Sebastien in pre/during/post gigs, with personal down time, sightseeing, crowd shots, hotels, all cut to a quick edit.
As you find out, it acts as a trailer as well for their feature documentary Life After Death From Above 1979, released last year. The drums pound hard, the synths and keys add a tinge of sadness, the lyrics paint a melancholy picture, but they still manage to forge a red-hot groove that will sweep away any miserablism, and have you pumping your fist, and snapping your neck.
Close the curtains, eggbox the walls and turn it up to 11.