If you're missing the sexy rock swagger of Death From Above 1979, consider using Panthers' new record as a rebound from Jesse F. Keeler and Sebastien Grainger's premature breakup. Incidentally, Panthers were the first group to benefit from the remix magic of Keeler's MSTRKRFT outfit. That aside, these Brooklynites are led by Grainger-aping vocalist Jayson Green, whose skills are serviceable alongside the band's stock Sabbath riffs but lacks DFA1979's wicked carnality and smart lyricism. Producer Steve Revitte (Liars, Black Dice) may hang out at cool Williamsburg bars but sounds out of his element here. This record begs for magnitude, but he deflates it with a perfunctory studio sound. Actually, this album only makes you miss DFA1979 more than ever.