Posted in music | tour dates on February 4, 2011

Sebastien Grainger @ Mercury Lounge in 2008 (more by Gabi Porter)
SG

FEBRUARY 4TH, 2011

SOME WORDS

It's been 5 years since Death From Above 1979 played a show, 10 years since Jesse played me the first demos & 11 years since we sat in his parents basement and played so loud we knocked the china off the shelves upstairs. 11 seems to be a YES number for me. Though I am usually a pretty rational guy, if I have something on my mind and I see an 11 somewhere, I know I'm on the right path. It's one of my last remaining superstitions. 2011 has a nice ring to it & if you're so inclined, it may be the last year ever! So why not say YES? Why not say YES to Coachella? Why not say YES to playing the music we designed to be an undeniable source of power? Why not say YES to stirring up a writhing pit of sweaty humans? YES to riots! YES to heavy music! YES instead of maybe, and YES to make death your adviser and remind yourself always, that this is not a dress rehearsal. This is the big show.

Jesse and I have decided that what we can do together should not be denied.
Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration.
The collision of two different worlds.
As this all takes shape, we will reveal it to you.
All of it happening, as it always has, in our own way.
Thank you all for sharing in our excitement!

Yes.
SEBASTIEN

The band currently has two shows scheduled. Coachella and May 6th at donaufestival in Krems, Austria.

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Comments (29)

why doesn't he just admit that...

"no one gave two shits about my attempt to be a solo artist, and I have to pay rent"

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 11:45 AM

lots of reverend guitars on bv this week. wye oak, this guy, oberhoff (I think)

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 11:48 AM

YESSSSS

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 11:50 AM

yay!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 11:50 AM

atp?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:00 PM

This is a way better look for him, but his solo show at Pianos during CMJ a few years back was pretty great too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:01 PM

Hopefully this puts an end to MSTRCRP as well. These guys still can't hold a candle to Mumford and Sons though...

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:10 PM

i once at hummus with mumford and sons at the brooklyn sausage fest!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:17 PM

Awesome- I remember them playing with Turing Machine years ago. Fuckin' great show. Hope they come to NYC soon.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:18 PM

ate hummus with mumford and sons at the sausage fest? you lie!!! i once smoked cat pee with the guy from waaves and jay reatard...top that!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:21 PM

Yes, fine. Their solo acts aren't 1/10 the act that DFA is together. But at the end of the day, it was pretty brave to shut down a project that was very popular and only getting bigger in order to pursue what really made each of them passionate. Now they're not so passionate anymore, and they want to go back. Okay. I'm stoked for them. I'm stoked for me. I'm stoked for everyone who gets to see them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:27 PM

This guy talks about his own band like they were the fucking Beatles or something. Sorry, dude, but I was considerably more excited about the Pavement and D-Plan reunions than the resurgence of some duo that made one pretty decent album and went on to make sophomoric electro for bros to pump their fists to.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:34 PM

Bottom line = Didn't care about them the first time around!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:44 PM

this band was definitely not cool in the first place.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 12:50 PM

OMG YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 1:01 PM

Cool

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 1:07 PM

this tour will be a major sausage fest

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 1:40 PM

YES to one incredibly pompous, pretentious 2005-has been and his shitty novelty band that was cool for two weeks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 1:45 PM

dfa1979 rules
the sebastian grainger solo record was actually pretty sweet...nothing new or amazing obviously but i dug that shit alot at the time. hopefully they play somewhere cool if they come to new york

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 2:14 PM

That statement should be framed and put up in a comedy club somewhere.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 2:26 PM

DFA1979 I've seen 'em twice...they grew on me for sure. As a bassist I like what they've got going. Rippin' bass tone. brbpizza.com.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 2:50 PM

Yawn

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 3:59 PM

Where were all these hardcore DFA 1979 fans back when the band was playing Mercury Lounge and not even selling it out? Maybe touring with NIN opened things up for them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 4:07 PM

boner.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 4:37 PM

black history month is a great song. looking forward to a nyc show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2011 4:59 PM

Hope they get Youthless as openers! They're like the new DFA but crazier live!! Saw them with Crystal Castles and The Horrors and DFA would have been a sweet addition!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFqnRSNZwRQ

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 8:37 AM

4:07, they were definitely playing and selling out way bigger venues than the Mercury Lounge before they broke up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 9:50 AM

jesse and i have decided that a lot of money from coachella for our shitty dated dancepunk act no one cares about anymore could not be denied

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2011 6:51 PM

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