Death from Above 1979 are a Toronto-based Canadian dance-punk duo.
They reportedly met at a
The band broke up in 2006, but announced a reunion in 2011.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dance-punk, noise pop
Theey were originally named "Death from Above," bu had to chang their name after a legal dispute
with New York City dance music label DFA Records.
The reason for the date of 1979 comes from Sebastien Grainger's birth date.
"1979 is the year of my birth, 1979 is the year of Off the Wall, 1979 is the
year of The Pleasure Principle, 1979 is the last year of the last cool decade,
1979 is scratched into my arm, 1979 is scratched into my arm, 1979 is scratched into my f*cking arm."
Black Cat No. 13
Sebastien Grainger and the Mountains
Sebastien Grainger (vocals and drums)
Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals)