FunFunFun Fest Artist: Death From Above 1979

Written by on November 4, 2014

Let’s all thank our lucky stars that the 2006 split up of Death from Above 1979 did not stick.

The Canadian punk rock duo is made of bassist/backup vocalist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer/lead vocalist Sebastien Grainger. To start, how many drummers can pull off being the lead singer? And such a fine job Grainger does. The music is upbeat and catchy, you can’t help but want to dance, or perhaps punch a baby. The music just has you feeling all sorts of emotions. It is the perfect combination of harder rock and indie.

The duo released their first album, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine, in 2004. It contains stellar songs such as Romantic Rights and the song bearing the album’s name.

Two years later the band sadly announced they were breaking up due to creative and musical differences. Five long years after and the two were back at it again. A small Canadian tour put the band were they needed to be again. A few setbacks caused them to cancel a few spots, such as the Governor’s Ball in New York. But in 2014 the new album, The Physical World. dropped with mega-hit Trainwreck 1979.

The will be playing at Voodoo Fest this weekend and then gracing Austin with their presence on the Black Stage, Friday November 7th at 6:35.

Check out the song Virgins. No judgement if you listen to it for a whole day straight.


By Corina Carrizales

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