“Life After Death from Above 1979” Documentary En Route


When you go from the verge of becoming one of the world’s most desired rock bands to one that very publicly implodes, you DFA1979_LIVE_2014_1know that there’s a big story to tell that press interviews alone can’t pullout.

Of course, we’re talking about Death from Above 1979. In 2004, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine, was beating down the doors of many brains, but unfortunately also beating down band members Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler.

Now, a documentary has been made to provide us with a deeper insight into what went down, plus how the subsequent reunion came to be. Yes, that means insight into their infamous 2011 appearance at SXSW that caused a riot, as well as coming back to a big crowd at Coachella later that summer.

Titled Life After Death from Above 1979, the film also features interviews and behind the scenes footage of the duo, as well as appearances from members of The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Justice, and Metric. It’ll be released on October 7 through Vimeo On Demand.

In the documentary’s trailer, Grainger essentially sums up why the band became no more: “We stopped being friends, essentially.” Keeler would add that the non-stop touring also played a role in doing them in.

As we know, the guys are back in fine form today with The Physical World.

-Adam Grant
Photo by Gavin Clark (view more of his DFA 1979 shots here!)

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