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The high-energy, high-volume duo 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 legal 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, hard rock, and dance music influences held together with high volume. After issuing a few initial singles, Death from Above 1979 released You're a Woman, I'm a Machine 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, shirtless 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 late 2010, the duo reconnected on a personal level, then in February 2011 they officially announced that they had re-formed the band. After a comeback set on the main stage at 2011's Coachella Festival, the duo began playing regular shows over the next few years. The summer of 2014 saw them release their first single in nine years, "Trainwreck 1979," which was quickly followed in the autumn by their second album, The Physical World, which reached the Top 40 of the album charts. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Albums by
Death from Above 1979

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    Live at Third Man Records

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    The Physical World

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    Virgins

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    Government Trash

    1 song

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    Trainwreck 1979

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    Romance Bloody Romance: Remixes & B-Sides

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    You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

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    iTunes Live

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    Black History Month

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    Blood on Our Hands

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    Romantic Rights

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    Physical World [LP]

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    You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

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    Blood on Our Hands

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    Black History Month

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    Romantic Rights

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    Romantic Rights


Top Songs by
Death from Above 1979

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  2.   Romantic Rights
  3.   Black History Month
  4.   Blood on Our Hands
  5.   Pull Out
  6.   Trainwreck 1979
  7.   Sexy Results
  8.   Virgins
  9.   You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
  10.   Government Trash
  11.   Nothin' Left
  12.   Going Steady
  13.   Gemini
  14.   White Is Red
  15.   Always On
  16.   Go Home, Get Down
  17.   You're Lovely (But You've Got Lots of Problems)
  18.   Girl U R Lovely
  19.   Crystal Ball
  20.   Dead Womb
  21.   Turn It Out
  22.   The Physical World
  23.   Right On, Frankenstein!
  24.   Cheap Talk
  25.   Losing Friends
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