DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 - PULL OUT
As of August 4, 2006 the band officially split. Jesse F. Keeler posted this (slightly dubious) message on the official Death from Above 1979 forum:
“ I know its been forever since I wrote anything on here. I'm sure by now most of you assume the band isn't happening anymore since there are no shows, no work on a new album, etc. well. I wanted to let you know that your assumptions are correct. We decided to stop doing the band... Actually we decided that almost a year ago. We finished off our scheduled tour dates because there were good people working for us who relied on us to make a living and buy Christmas presents and pay rent etc. We couldn't just cancel everything and leave them out to dry... Plus I think we wanted to see if we would reconsider after being out on the road. Our label was really hoping that we would change our minds, so they asked us to keep quiet about the decision for at first. Well, it's been quite a while now and we are still very sure the band won't happen again, so I guess it's time to say something.(...)
Death from Above 1979 were a Toronto based Canadian indie rock/synth rock duo. The members were Jesse F. Keeler on bass/synths and Sebastien Grainger on vocals/drums. Refusing to employ a lead guitarist, they played loud synth-infused dance-punk on the drum and bass combination alone, a sound described by critic A. Carlill (Mojo Magazine) as 'glam-noise'. This drew comparisons to Lightning Bolt, although DFA's music bears little resemblance to them. They were signed to Last Gang Records in Canada, Vice Records in the U.S. and 679 Recordings in the UK.