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Death From Above 1979


There are good years and bad years, but there is nothing particularly significant about 1979 except that Sebastien Grainger was born that year.

Death From Above is a great name for a Punk band. It's not such a great name for a record label, but when Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler started calling themselves Death From Above, they were notified that a label already owned the name. So the Punk duo from Toronto, who reportedly met at a Sonic Youth concert, renamed themselves Death From Above 1979.

Following the group's '04 full-length debut, "You're A Woman, I'm A Machine," they broke up due to creative differences.



"We decided to stop doing the band," Keeler wrote in a blog post. "We finished off our scheduled tour dates because there were good people working for us who relied on us to make a living and buy Christmas presents and pay rent etc. We are still very sure the band won't happen again, so I guess it's time to say something."

End of the story? It was for the remainder of the decade.

In '11, the duo announced a reunion and released their sophomore set, "The Physical World," with the single "Trainwreck 1979," three years later.


Death From Above 1979 Discography

Studio Albums:

2004 You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
2014 The Physical World

EPs:

2002 Heads Up
2004 Romantic Rights
2005 Live Session (iTunes Exclusive)

Punk with Metal shavings.

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