Death From Above 1979 Splits Up

Canadian indie rock act Death From Above 1979 has broken up.

Canadian indie rock act Death From Above 1979 has broken up, according to a post on its official Web site. The group rose to fame thanks to its 2004 debut, "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine," as well as a recent remix album, "Romance Bloody Romance."

"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.," bassist Jesse F. Keeler wrote. "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."

Over the course of recent years, Keeler and bandmate Sebastien Grainger had "grown apart to such an extent that the only real time we spoke was just before we would play and during interviews. We both changed so much that the people we were by the end of it, probably wouldn't have been friends if they were to meet for the first time again. It's a totally normal function of growing up."

"We started as a punk band with pop aspirations and we met every goal we set for ourselves. A few weeks ago, the album finally went gold in Canada and that was the final mark I really wanted to reach. It was my goal to see how big we could become without ever compromising or changing what we did right from the start ... and now I know. We did way more than I ever expected and I like to think the fans enjoyed it as much as we did."


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.