Death From Above 1979 Performs 'Trainwreck 1979' on The Late Show with David Letterman

Reunited garage rock duo Death From Above 1979 performed their latest single "Trainwreck 1979" from their new album The Physical World on The Late Show with David Letterman last night. Watch the footage below.

Death From Above's first and only prior album You're a Woman, I'm a Machine was released in 2004 and ended up topping many critics' year-end lists and went gold in the band's native Canada. The band reunited three years ago after an acrimonious break-up in 2006.

Their two members, drummer/vocalist Sebastien Granger and bassist Jesse F Keller went on to work on other projects (MSTRKRFT, Femme Fatale, Black Cat No.

13, and Sebastien Granger and the Mountains) and didn't speak to each other at all. Until recently, they refused interviews, creating an aura of mystery to both their break-up and reformation.

The band's seemingly random name was speculated to pulled from Francis Ford Coppolla's Joseph Conrad-influenced Apocalypse Now, which was released in 1979 and includes a scene with a helicopter branded "death from above." Granger disputes this though, calling it a coincidence.

However, Granger has been known to toy with journalists, frequently saying that Death From Above 1979 originated in a gay bar and that they lived and recorded in a funeral home.

The Physical World was released September 9th on Last Gang/Warner Brothers Records. The production was handled by Dave Sardy, who had previously worked with Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem amongst others.