Posted in music | pictures on July 25, 2011

photos by Vincent Cornelli

"Yes it's balls hot out, but still looking fwd to the outdoor Death from Above 1979 show tonight. Flaming asteroids couldn't keep me away." - Alex Navarro

"Dying from heat at Death From Above 1979 @ Williamsburg Waterfront at East River State Park" - Dave Surgan

"Seeing Death From Above 1979 at Williamsburg Waterfront. Yeah, no big deal, not like it's 103 degrees outside with 114 Heat Index. Nope." - Brendan Hilliard

DFA1979 in Williamsburg
Death From Above 1979

Despite the heatwave, Death From Above 1979 played their first reunion show in NYC at Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday (7/22) with The Drums. DFA1979's 17-song set (encore included) consisted of almost the entire You're a Woman, I'm a Machine LP and Heads Up EP, and a couple b-sides. The Drums played most of their debut, and a bunch of songs off their upcoming LP Portamento too.

DFA1979 first announced their plans to be a band again at the beginning of the year and have since then also played SXSW, Coachella, and Sasquatch.

More pictures from the Brooklyn show and DFA's setlist below...

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DFA 1979 Setlist (via)
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Comments (39)

%%%%% if you had tickets and didn't go.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:51 PM

this line-up still makes no sense

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:52 PM

%%%%%%

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:53 PM

It was too fucking hot to go. I was going to go and try to score one but thought I would keel over. Also $48 is a lot of money for a band with 1 real album!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:55 PM

I had a backstage VIP pass and didn't go.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:56 PM

How much were tickets going for outside the venue?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 4:59 PM

Had 2 tickets. Couldn't give them away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:07 PM

Drums just announced a gig at Maxwells.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:08 PM

LOSERS !!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:09 PM

The show killed. If you didn't go because it was too hot, I feel sorry for you. It was a beautiful night once the sun set, and the show was tremendous.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:10 PM

no thanks

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:12 PM

I would've taken your backstage pass, bitch! I also would have taken the free tickets you were giving away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:13 PM

The Drums are a horrible band

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:14 PM

DFA = great show
The Drums = insufferable twats, like 80s New Wave without anything to say

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:15 PM

holy shit- craziest moshpit. Didnt take one break, thought i was going to die after each song. then once the next one started I just said F it, and moshed my face off. SOOOOOO MUCHHH FUNNNNN. there was a naked chick in the moshpit too which was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:21 PM

Yeah why no pics of the naked chicks or their puking buddy?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:36 PM

I saved my energy for The Feelies pit on Saturday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:52 PM

5:21 = 15 years old

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:53 PM

The thought of the heat and DFA sounds compelling. Wish we'd checked it out.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 5:56 PM

"The Feelies pit"
I just squirted soda through my nose. Good one!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 6:06 PM

one of the most fun pits i've ever been in.

it felt like warm hummus, and there wasn't a single arcade fart within nostril's reach.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 6:12 PM

The only thing these two bands have in common are their appalling haircuts.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 6:36 PM

^^^ is*

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 6:39 PM

yeah, was sort of like the Slayer pit circa 94

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 8:24 PM

I saw them open for nine inch nails years ago and thought they were terrible .. Mstrkrft is better

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 8:41 PM

DFA1979 might be the most overrated reunion\news story of 2011, hands down.Only reason people buzzed about it in the first place was because they were the trendy underground reunion act at Coachella. Average dance-punk at best.

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | July 25, 2011 8:44 PM

8:44 = Troll
Don't feed the trolls, folks.
His loss.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 9:06 PM

I was at the show Friday. It totally rocked and I had a total blast. Haters gonna hate, lovers gonna live the life. That's right!

Posted by Thomas Scroat | July 25, 2011 9:08 PM

Two words: Lightning Bolt.

Posted by Regular reader | July 25, 2011 9:23 PM

Oh, this band played almost all of the only album they ever put out? Surprising.

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 10:34 PM

sxsw riot

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 11:50 PM

"Two words: Lightning Bolt."

Definitely. Now that's a crazy pit. That Ridgewood show was BONKERS.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 10:04 AM

I don't know why a lot of the people who didn't go to the show were hating on the band. I think they improved a lot over their hiatus. Also, its hard to capture such a powerful sound with just bass and drums, and I felt they did. I had a lot of fun, and I moshed my ass off for the first time in years. Also, there was an open breeze, so it was beautiful out when DFA1979 came on, to me.

Posted by DJ | July 26, 2011 10:41 AM

yea...real fantastic evening. it wasnt too hot, good breeze, good vibe, good tunes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 11:19 AM

this was amazing all around.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 11:35 AM

Last time I checked, Jeff Buckley only put out one proper album and one EP as well. Didn't seem to diminish his skills or legacy, so fuck off troll.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 11:43 AM

Went to the show. Kept thinking about how much fun it would be at webster or bowery instead. Bass and drums in an open space didn't have the same impact. This is a band that needs to be in a small club....

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 12:35 PM

had a blast, but did anyone else think that they sounded off? just didn't seem as tight as when i last saw them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 2:52 PM

Yea the pit was crazy. You know it was a good show when someone pukes and a random ass drunk girl moshes missing her shirt. Truly a unique experience.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2011 3:44 PM

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