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Death from Above 1979

September 9th, 2014

Formed:
2000 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s




Death from Above 1979

Biography

Death from Above 1979 made an immediate splash upon their debut in 2004 with You're a Woman, I'm a Machine. Bassist/synth player Jesse F. Keeler and drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger both hailed from Toronto, where they met and formed Death from Above in 2001. (The “1979″ tag was added later, following a spat with the U.S.-based music collective DFA.) Without a guitarist — or any other bandmember for that matter — Keeler and Grainger were free to push their rhythmic sound as far as it would go, and they eventually arrived at a severely overdriven rush of punk, hip-hop, and dance music influences held together with high volume. After issuing a few initial singles, Death from Above 1979 issued their debut album in 2004 and never looked back, touring alongside such high-profile bands as Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age and generally making a sweaty racket wherever they went. Romance Bloody Romance, a collection of You're a Woman remixes, appeared in October 2005 before Keeler and Grainger officially announced their disbandment the following August, as the two had apparently grown apart over the recent years. Keeler went on to work with producer Al-P in MSTRKRFT, while Grainger launched a solo career under the moniker Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains. In February 2011 the duo officially announced that they had re-formed and by late 2012 they were performing new material on a tour of Canada. Although European dates in early 2013 had to be cancelled due to illness, by the end of that year they were back on-stage at venues closer to home. July 2014 brought their first single in nine years, “Trainwreck 1979,” ahead of a second album — titled The Physical World — which was planned for a September 2014 release.

Top Albums


1. The Physical..

2. You're a Wom..

3. Heads Up – E..

4. Live Session..

5. Better Off D..

6. Romance Bloo..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Trainwreck 1979 Physical World 3:46 $1.29
2.
Government Trash Physical World 3:00 $1.29
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Romantic Rights You're a Woman, I'm.. 3:15 $0.99
4.
Black History Month You're a Woman, I'm.. 3:48 $0.99
5.
Virgins Physical World 3:08 $1.29
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Crystal Ball Physical World 2:51 $1.29
7.
Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Edition) Romance Bloody Romance 5:08 $0.99
8.
Little Girl You're a Woman, I'm.. 4:00 $0.99
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Sexy Results You're a Woman, I'm.. 5:53 $0.99
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Blood On Our Hands You're a Woman, I'm.. 2:59 $0.99
11.
White Is Red Physical World 4:27 $1.29
12.
Better Off Dead Better Off Dead – Single 2:19 $0.99
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Physical World Physical World 4:51 $1.29
14.
Gemini Physical World 2:25 $1.29
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Nothin' Left Physical World 2:30 $1.29
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Always On Physical World 2:32 $1.29
17.
Cheap Talk Physical World 3:14 $1.29
18.
Little Girl (MSTRKRFT Edition) Romance Bloody Romance 3:37 $0.99
19.
Blood On Our Hands (Justice Remix) Romance Bloody Romance 3:56 $0.99
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You're a Woman, I'm a Machin.. You're a Woman, I'm.. 2:53 $0.99
21.
Right On, Frankenstein! Physical World 3:05 $1.29
22.
If We Don't Make It We'll Fa.. Heads Up – EP 2:36 $0.99
23.
Losing Friends Heads Up – EP 3:01 $0.99
24.
My Love Is Shared Heads Up – EP 1:51 $0.99
25.
Do It! (Live) Heads Up – EP 2:30 $0.99

Top Music Videos


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2. Romantic Right..


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