Heads Up (Death from Above album)

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Heads Up
DFA1979-headsup.png
EP by Death from Above
Released December 15, 2002
Recorded September 11, 2001 – September 11, 2002
Studio Kimagure Sound
Genre
Length 13:51
Label Ache Records
Producer Al-P
Death from Above chronology
Heads Up
(2002)
Romantic Rights
(2004)

Heads Up is the first studio release by Canadian rock duo Death from Above. It was released December 15, 2002, through Ache Records. The album was produced by Al-P who would later work alongside Jesse F. Keeler in the electronic music duo MSTRKRFT.

Background[edit]

Allmusic states the band takes cues from bands such as Lightning Bolt, Liars, and electroclash and describes the album as "minimalist, danceable racket with enough rock sensibilities for the indie kids and enough Throbbing Gristle for the art-noise lovers."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars[1]
AbsolutePunk.net (83%) link
Fakejazz.com 8/12 stars link
Semtex Magazine 8/10 stars link

Tyler of Punknews.org concluded his review of the album saying "If you are looking for something fresh, raw, energetic and also unbelievably good to go running to, then get a "heads up" on this record immediately."[1] He also compared the tracks to "techno-style sounds of synthesizer" and "blistering dance-punk"[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dead Womb" 2:06
2. "Too Much Love" 1:48
3. "Do It!" 2:30
4. "My Love Is Shared" 1:51
5. "Losing Friends" 3:01
6. "If We Don't Make It We'll Fake It" 2:36

Personnel[edit]

Album personnel as listed in the 2005 reissue CD liner notes.[3]

Death from Above

  • Jesse F. Keeler – bass, vocoder, additional percussion, additional vocals, Illustration
  • Sebastien Grainger – drums, vocals, additional percussion, additional vocals

Additional personnel

  • Al-P – recording, additional percussion, additional vocals, layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Punknews.org. "Death from Above 1979 - Heads Up". www.punknews.org. Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Heads Up - Death from Above | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Death From Above 1979 - Heads Up". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-10-27.