Canadian dance-punkers duo Death From Above 1979 have announced they are dropping the 1979 from their name, which will take into effect on all future music releases.

They were originally named ‘Death From Above’, however a legal dispute with Death From Above Records forced them to tweak it.

The band will still be known as Death From Above 1979 on social media outlets.

The news comes also with the release of a new single titled ‘Freeze Me’, which debuted on Mistajam’s BBC Radio 1 show Hottest Record in the World. It will release officially on Friday 9 June.

Death From Above’s most recent studio album ‘The Physical World’ arrived in 2014 after making fans wait a whopping ten years since their 2004 debut ‘You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine’. This followed a five-year period between 2006-11 where the band officially called a hiatus.

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