About 5 years ago the Canadian punk duo Death From Above 1979 abruptly called it quits. At least to fans it was quite abrupt considering the couple years prior to their break up they were gaining a bigger following and becoming more and more successful. The duo for the last year of them being a band were at constant odds and always on the verge of calling it quits. Instead they decided to finish up their last booked tours and go separate ways. I along with a lot of other people were devastated. Well it was recently announced that they were getting back together and having their reunion show at this year’s Coachella. I was skeptical but yesterday they released an official statement.
Read past the break for the statement! “It’s been 5 years since Death From Above 1979 played a show, 10
years since Jesse played me the first demos & 11 years since we sat in his
parents basement and played so loud we knocked the china off the shelves
upstairs. 11 seems to be a YES number for me. Though I am usually a pretty
rational guy, if I have something on my mind and I see an 11 somewhere, I know
I’m on the right path. It’s one of my last remaining superstitions. 2011 has a
nice ring to it & if you’re so inclined, it may be the last year ever! So
why not say YES? Why not say YES to Coachella? Why not say YES to playing the
music we designed to be an undeniable source of power? Why not say YES to
stirring up a writhing pit of sweaty humans? YES to riots! YES to heavy music!
YES instead of maybe, and YES to make death your adviser and remind yourself
always, that this is not a dress rehearsal. This is the big show.
Jesse and I have decided that what we can do together should
not be denied.
Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration.
The collision of two different worlds.
As this all takes shape, we will reveal it to you.
All of it happening, as it always has, in our own way.
Thank you all for sharing in our excitement!