Marathon Music Works

Death From Above 1979

Death From Above 1979


Tue, November 4, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Marathon Music Works

Nashville, TN

$27.50 - $30.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Absolutely no refunds - no exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change.
Gov't issued ID required. No re-entry.

Death From Above 1979
Death From Above 1979
The first whispers of Death From Above 1979 occurred late last century when Jesse F. Keeler was busy
playing punk rock music in Euro squats, while Sebastien Grainger took acid in Montreal then watched
his friend Evan put on women's clothing to the tune of Deep Purple's In Rock and Andrew Lloyd Webber's
Jesus Christ Superstar, Original Cast Recording. Following a brief obsession with the technological
apocalypse known as "Y2K," the Western world started asking interesting questions again and these
questions led to answers. These answers, in the Socratic style, were also questions; "Hey, What
happened?" and "What is the internet, really?" These questions, in turn, were answered with yawns.
Then in June 2000, when everyone was still waking up from the dream/nightmare known as The Nineties,
Jesse and Sebastien bumped shoulders while stretching out at a Sonic Youth show in Toronto. What
followed was a brief yet fertile courtship; countless nights driving around Toronto listening to Robert
Johnson and Mobb Deep, the Rolling Stones and Daft Punk—anything but "heavy music." Soon, they
found themselves behind their instruments, Jesse and Sebastien both playing hard and loud because it
felt good. Their rehearsals were punctuated by absurdist conversation and post-
adolescent shenanigans. At this time, "free beer" meant walking around a bar drinking the ends of other
people's bottles.
This age of innocence lasted roughly until the Canadian national holiday of All Hollow's Eve in 2004,
when our two heroes released their debut long-playing record, "You're A Woman, I'm A Machine." What
followed was an inhumane amount of touring. Together in a battered baby blue van, they affectionately
named "Vangina," they sprouted up from the soil of hardcore and punk rock to the bright lights and smoke
machines of the rock 'n' roll stage. Soon, tensions began to rumble beneath; a secret UFC-style battle of
egos, alcohol and other famed indulgences. But the two spry bucks maintained solidarity and all
frustration and explicit emotions were locked away in a blackened cast iron kettle in the pits of their
bellies. One day, those two kettles screeched with the steam song of the industrial revolution, and thus,
the band broke up. After that day, a force divided, the two men toiled in the fields of dance music and rock
'n' roll for five years without a word muttered between them. For a time, that was the end. In 2010, with a decade-long divide, Jesse and Sebastien met again, not unlike the first time. Their reunion
was sparked by an overwhelming demand from an un-satiated public to see this force of humanity
perform. In 2011, the narrative resumed with a year-long reunion tour that cemented not only their place
in the current cultural landscape, but also their legend. The excitement of playing live again drove them to
that old, Socratic Method that often leaves more questions than answers. Questions beget questions, and
what came next is where we are: the present.
Its 10 years later and we're still writing our own bios, still playing too loud and still punctuating it all with
absurdity. In the fall of 2014, we will release our first record together in a decade. Our epic proposal,
entitled "The Physical World" was written and recorded between 2012 and 2014 in some real life
Rorschach test where the past and present are perfectly symmetrical and equally terrifying. We hope you
Sebastien and Jesse
Death From Above 1979, June 2014
Formed in Toronto, Canada during the spring of 2010, BIBLICAL is the sound of mountains splitting and oceans parting.

Uniting members of The Illuminati, The Bicycles and Steamboat, BIBLICAL delivers crushing riffs drenched in cinematic atmosphere. Their fierce live show has earned festival and touring slots with top artists such as KYUSS, DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, THE SWORD, RED FANG, TORCHE, THE NIGHT MARCHERS, FUCKED UP and HOWLIN' RAIN.

In 2011 they released a self-titled EP that delighted rock fans with a blast of tense garage metal steeped in minor-key twang and sludgy organ-soaked breakdowns. POP MATTERS called the release "a grand debut" while stoner aficionados THE OBELISK praised the band's sound, noting "BIBLICAL's swagger is definitely their own."

But that was just preview of the epic jams to come. In March 2014, NEW DAMAGE RECORDS will release BIBLICAL's debut LP: MONSOON SEASON. Lauded by PITCHFORK as a "climactic, Red Sea-parting surge of narcotic guitar" MONSOON SEASON is a thunderous opus of haunted psychedelia. While punishingly heavy, the album is cloaked in texture and dynamics, casting aside the tropes of hard rock in favour of atmosphere, tension and palpable dread.