Posts tagged Death From Above 1979
[News] Death From Above 1979 to Debut New Material During Upcoming Tour

Death From Above 1979 are using their recently announced Canadian tour for more than just appealing to those who hold 2004's You're a Woman, I'm a Machine so dear (although it really is an amazing album), opting instead to use the opportunity to debut new material. This makes it the first time the duo has written new material together since, well, their debut. Here is what Sebastien Granger had to say in a letter posted on the band's official website:

Jesse and I have been writing new songs and the only way we feel like we can make them any good is to go out and play them for people. We’re going to throw our little muscle bound babies to the lions and see who survives. We tried just jumping into the studio, but the songs lacked spirit. They lacked life.

So this tour is song CPR.

There’s no way for us to do it anonymously anymore, so we’re inviting you to come along with us. Watch us Do It. The way we used to. The way everyone used to. We’re a band, and bands just work it out together."

The Canadian-only tour kicks off on October 28th in Hamilton, ON, and runs through till November 11th. Check out the band's full tour schedule after the jump.

Death From Above 1979 2012 Tour Dates:
10/28 – Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theatre
10/29 – Peterborough, ON @ Venue
10/30 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/01 – Kitchener, ON @ Wax Nightclub
11/02 – Laval, QC @ Studio Theatre
11/03 – Quebec City, QC @ Union Commericale
11/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
11/05 – Kingston, ON @ Alehouse
11/07 – Fredericton, NB @ THe Market
11/08 – Moncton, NB @ Oxygen
11/09 – Halifax, NS @ Olympic Hall
11/11 – St. Johns, NL @ Club One

[Watch & Download] Yardlets - "Lot Lizard"

Here's a fun little number from self-proclaimed “slacker punk” Yardlets, which is comprised of Sam Goldberg of Broken Social Scene, Jeff Edwards of Shot While Hunting and Death From Above 1979's Sebastian Grainger. "Lot Lizzard" comes from their debut EP of the same name and is a taste of what's to come in early 2012 in the form of their debut full length. The band described the sound of the EP: “We wrote sing-alongs a la Buddy Holly and dressed them in leather, gasoline and Captain Crunch cereal.”

The band will start playing shows in the upcoming months, so stayed tuned!

[Download] The KickDrums Lollapalooza 2011 Mix

Lollapalooza is just around the corner! This time next week, thousands of lucky showgoers will have descended upon Grant Park in Chicago, IL to spend three full days of non-stop rocking out. After much success with their Coachella mixtapes, our dear friends The Kickdrums decided to get you "in the mood" for some Lolla hangouts this time around. Below you can have a listen and grab 45 minutes featuring the cream of the crop in the Lolla lineup, from The Kills to Kanye and everything in between.

Have a listen to the mixtape below and take a peek at the tracklisting and where to download the mixtape after the jump!

The KickDrums Lollapalooza in 45 Minutes by The KickDrums

Ryan Leslie - The Glory 
The Kills - Sour Cherry 
Eminem X The KickDrums - Forever 
The KickDrums - Perfect World 
Smith Westerns X Purple Ribbon Allstars - Up on the Weekend 
Skrillex X Young Jeezy - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Let's Get It) 
Death From Above 1979 X Lil Jon - Lil Girl 
The 2 Bears - Go Outside 
Collie Buddz X Rick Ross X Lil Wayne - Blind To You John (Protohype Remix) 
Skyler Grey X Eminem - Dance Without You 
Eminem X Glitch Mob - Drive It Like You Lost Yourself 
Pretty Lights X BIG - Empire State of Juicy 
Kid Cudi - Sky High (prod by The KickDrums) 
Hot As Sun - Hot for the Teacher 
Phantogram - Mouthful of Diamonds 
OnCue - On Your Own Supply 
The KickDrums - Trouble Coming Everyday 
Coldplay - Trouble (Big Beat Remix) 
Ellie Goulding - Lights 
Cee Lo Green - Bright Lights 
The Cool Kids feat Mayer Hawthorne - Swimsuits 
Ratatat X Kanye West - Neckbrace Boy 
Lykke Li - I'm Good I'm Down 
Dom - Living In America 
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks (The Knocks Remix) 
Joy Formidable - Whirring (InnerPartySystem Remix) 
Foo Fighters - Rope (Deadmau5 Remix) 
Kid Cudi - Embrace the Martian 
The KickDrums feat GLC - Colors (Official Remix)



[Watch] Sasquatch! 2011 Performances

This weekend Sasquatch! Music Festival took place in George, Washington with arena dominators Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, Robyn and Cold War Kids all performing sets over the weekend to thousands of lucky festival goers. Over on NPR you can listen to a tonne of the weekends festivities along with the rest of the sets to come by the end of the day. Have some time to kill? I'd recommend the DFA79 and Local Natives sets for starters then maybe some Das Racist and Black Mountain for seconds. But that's just me. Happy listening.

[News] Death From Above 1979 Announce 2 UK October Shows

Following on the back of their first UK show for 5 years at the start of May at the London HMV Forum Death From Above 1979 have just announced two more UK gigs. This may please more than a few fans that failed to get tickets for the previous London show. The two dates announced are set for October 6th at Manchester's Academy and London's O2 Academy Brixton on the 7th. 

The two dates will follow up their set at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals on Bank Holiday weekend August. Tickets will go on sale this Friday which happens to be pay day for me so if you're thinking of the Manchester gig, I may see you there! 

[Listen] Skrillex - "Reptile's Theme"

Check out the new track from Skrillex off the upcoming Mortal Kombat game titled "Reptile Theme." The track is the theme music for, you guessed it, the character Reptile in the upcoming MK video game and is also featured in the game's recent TV Spot. The full track will appear on the album Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors which release next Tuesday. The album is being executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) who also features on the record. Peep a preview of the track below in all its dubstep/glitch glory chalked filled with Mortal Kombat samples that will bring the child in you to life.

Skrillex - "Reptile's Theme" by Some Kind of Awesome