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LiquidFender
03-25-2006, 07:27 AM
Hi all,


have any of you heard of a band called DeathFromAbove? Its a bassist and a drummer, the drummer sings and they make great heavy metal
(i think thats what it is)

anyway, i really like these guys but hardly anyone knows them, im shocked, theyv got 2 albums and play at many festivals.

anyway if you have heard of them can anyone tell me when they first appeared and what song you like best,

my favourite is BlackHistoryMonth

Craigo
03-25-2006, 07:34 AM
Nope, they're pretty big. I used to dig them, they really get under your skull after awhile.

iheartmyself
03-25-2006, 07:41 AM
yeah they are pretty big
and i agree ^
they get really annoying after a few listens of the album
same thing like

0josh0
03-25-2006, 07:48 AM
hardly unkown, but i like them, although they do start to grate. my fav song is turn it out. what are they two albums? i have romance bloody romance and your a woman and your a machine, but roamnce bloody roamcne is a remix album so im like whats the first album?

Ali_Boulala
03-25-2006, 08:01 AM
they're pretty interesting
they have no guitars, only basses

LiquidFender
03-25-2006, 08:19 AM
i dont know the name of their first album, buts the cover is like the 2nd accept instead of pink its orange, may be the remix i dont know im not really an expert.

Yeh they do get repetative, i couldnt listen to the enitre album, but there good once in a while

can anyone tell why their indie? i put this thread in the metal section and got flamed. I thought they were like hardcore heavy.

fondukfun
03-25-2006, 10:53 AM
They're not really metal/hardcore. They have more of an indie flavour to them (also they are an actual "indie" band being not signed to a major record label) but I do agree, they are a little heavier than most bands in this genre. I like them, though.

Their first album was You're a Woman, I'm a Machine and their second album (Romance Bloody Romace) was just a release of remixes and B sides of their first album, not really all new material, just mostly reworked material.

scoob666
03-25-2006, 11:13 AM
The other record's called Heads Up!, and it's more of an EP really. Still good.

fondukfun
03-25-2006, 11:24 AM
The other record's called Heads Up!, and it's more of an EP really. Still good.
Yeah, that's more of an EP. They also have the EP for the single "Romantic Rights" from You're a Woman, I'm a Machine.

LiquidFender
03-25-2006, 12:33 PM
whats the actual definition if "Indie"?

Hanzi_G
03-25-2006, 01:53 PM
Yeah they're okay. I jus find that all the songs sound the same. I don't think they're gonna last long by playing the stuff they do now.

Tsunoyukami
03-25-2006, 01:57 PM
Death From Above are really cool. Sure, they may get repetitive after a few listens, but it's still good. The drummer's got a cool voice though.

Also, the riffs are pretty cool for the bass :D Romantic Rights has an awesome riff in my opinion.

LiquidFender
03-25-2006, 04:16 PM
yes creative use of a bass definatly

metal Lover
03-25-2006, 04:17 PM
are you serious, we were gonna name are band that.

LiquidFender
03-25-2006, 05:24 PM
lol, dam.

what did you think when you saw this thread? lol

yeh there famous, sorry man

starsnostars
03-25-2006, 06:16 PM
whats the actual definition if "Indie"?
depends on who you ask. if the person telling you the definition is a death cab for cutie fan, then there's a good chance you are being lied to

Paint
03-25-2006, 06:45 PM
death from above is sweet.

^and i'm a death cab for cutie fan. i could tell you what indie is. without lying.

Gurgle!Argh!
03-25-2006, 07:40 PM
i didnt like them when they were called death from above. i dont like them now that theyre death from above 1979.

theyre pretty damn big though.

Goon
03-25-2006, 08:33 PM
I really don't like them very much at all.

You got to hand it to the guy for having a nice scarf though.
I want that scarf.

TechnicolorBoy
03-25-2006, 09:55 PM
heavy metal :haha

DoverHockeyPunk
03-25-2006, 11:52 PM
i love them they have such a great sound

LiquidFender
03-26-2006, 06:33 AM
no one has told me what indie is yet, lol.

and yes there pritty dfam good for just drums and bass, how soes the drummer drum and sing at the same time?? crazy

scoob666
03-26-2006, 01:03 PM
^ Problably because there's no solid definition of indie. Like, well, any genre of music, ever.

fondukfun
03-26-2006, 01:14 PM
^ Problably because there's no solid definition of indie. Like, well, any genre of music, ever.
Yeah. Define rock and roll or jazz. It's too ambiguous to put down in a simple definition. It is what it is.

j0nmcc
03-26-2006, 01:35 PM
i thought they were huge

i still dig them though

starsnostars
03-26-2006, 04:35 PM
can't define something that doesn't exist anymore

R0CKER1220
03-26-2006, 04:41 PM
i'm the only person i know of that knows of them, but i havent asked around too much either, they's pretty damn good

scoob666
03-26-2006, 05:38 PM
can't define something that doesn't exist anymore
Well, that's clearly untrue as well, unless all independent record labels have ceased to exist in the past 24 hours.

i_strum_i_drum
03-26-2006, 06:04 PM
they're alright.

starsnostars
03-26-2006, 06:34 PM
Well, that's clearly untrue as well, unless all independent record labels have ceased to exist in the past 24 hours.
i still believe that if you're on a label, you're not independent

Andrewbiles
03-27-2006, 05:43 AM
^ That'd just mean you're self-releasing it (or are crap). Still indie, but scoob is right.

starsnostars
03-27-2006, 12:15 PM
^if you want to go that route, a label that isn't one of the top 5, doesn't make it an 'indie label' either. i wouldn't call a label such as matador or any of it's bands indie

also, those artists/minor labels that are just offshoots of a major labels are still the same thing, just a different name.

and there are a lot of good bands that still self release, example: the american dollar (http://www.myspace.com/americandollarband)

Andrewbiles
03-27-2006, 01:12 PM
^if you want to go that route, a label that isn't one of the top 5, doesn't make it an 'indie label' either. i wouldn't call a label such as matador or any of it's bands indie

also, those artists/minor labels that are just offshoots of a major labels are still the same thing, just a different name.

Yes, if you're a self-funding label and not affiliated with the majors (I think theres four now) then you're an indie label. It doesn't matter what style of music you're releasing, it could be hip hop, it could be electronica, it doesn't matter, you're still signed to an indie label making you an indie band.
Often the major labels do buy out/into the indie labels so that they can get their talent rather than the majors forming new labels.

starsnostars
03-27-2006, 02:48 PM
Yes, if you're a self-funding label and not affiliated with the majors (I think theres four now) then you're an indie label. It doesn't matter what style of music you're releasing, it could be hip hop, it could be electronica, it doesn't matter, you're still signed to an indie label making you an indie band.
Often the major labels do buy out/into the indie labels so that they can get their talent rather than the majors forming new labels.
i don't believe that if they're not in the big four, they're still not major. they give and take as much from the artist.

but it seems that's my problem

Andrewbiles
03-27-2006, 04:45 PM
Well that's the way it works. It basically means they're independent of those labels. The indie label may be big on its own, but compare it to the size, money and influence that the majors have on the music, the market and advertising it really does make sense.

Aka55
03-27-2006, 05:40 PM
My bands bassist's girlfriends friend knows the band...

Apparently they broke up.

DoverHockeyPunk
03-27-2006, 10:44 PM
damn i hope not


they're fantastic

starsnostars
03-28-2006, 01:26 AM
Well that's the way it works. It basically means they're independent of those labels. The indie label may be big on its own, but compare it to the size, money and influence that the majors have on the music, the market and advertising it really does make sense.
i always go with the thought that an 'indie band' is so because of the band being independet, not because the label doesn't make as much money as BMG or sony. i'm full aware of what you are saying. i know what the term means now, but i believe it's worng. again, my problem.

that came out more mean than i wanted, i'll drop it now.

LiquidFender
03-28-2006, 12:17 PM
they broke up? dam shame there made good alternative music, by the way i typed them into a google image search and they look like there spanish or something,

does any one know what nationality they are?

ibanez901
03-28-2006, 06:41 PM
DFA79 is huge. they opened up for Queens of the stone age for their whole last tour. My fav song is
Cold War.

public_witness
03-29-2006, 06:39 PM
theyre not unkown if you live in canada.
im not a fan.

fondukfun
03-29-2006, 08:46 PM
they broke up? dam shame there made good alternative music, by the way i typed them into a google image search and they look like there spanish or something,

does any one know what nationality they are?
Yeah, they're huge in Canada (their home country). I don't think they broke up.

Aka55
03-29-2006, 09:04 PM
It would make sense though, with Jesse's MSTRKRFT side project getting off the ground and all.

Burdell
04-01-2006, 08:50 PM
they broke up? dam shame there made good alternative music, by the way i typed them into a google image search and they look like there spanish or something,

does any one know what nationality they are?

canadian

punk_mike_88
04-02-2006, 12:58 PM
Ahh some good old Ontario talent. DFA 1979 is friggin amazing.

pumpkins_rule
04-02-2006, 03:04 PM
If you like DFA1979 you might also like Lightning Bolt. It's the same idea, except Lightning Bolt's songs are less structured and 100 times crazier.

guitarhero_908
04-02-2006, 07:37 PM
Lots of people know them, and they are decent.

Mr. Grunge
04-03-2006, 05:59 PM
I accually am starting to get into this band. My friend show their music and its really awsome. At first the name sounded emo, but their not emo at all.

Evan_lesPaul
04-05-2006, 08:02 PM
i dig them. they can get a little bit repetitive, but i still think they are great.

not heavy metal. i call it 'disco core'.

Cadd99
04-06-2006, 08:07 PM
I like them, but like everyone else said, they do get annoying after a while.

Whitey Houston is better though, go listen to them.

Paint
04-06-2006, 08:11 PM
i dig them. they can get a little bit repetitive, but i still think they are great.

not heavy metal. i call it 'disco core'.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

goddamn the cores

mr. everything
04-07-2006, 06:23 PM
i like them...but they need to put out another album sometime this century. i haven't heard anything about them being in the studio whatsoever. kind of disappointing. like a lot of people said, listening to the same songs over and over gets old.

Connorcore
04-07-2006, 09:46 PM
Most people really don't know the entire discography, they've released many singles Heads Up EP, Romantic Rights EP, You're A Woman, I'm A Machine and Romance Bloody Romance. They're awesome, and Jesse isn't just doing MSTRKRFT, the fourth Femme Fatale record is coming out soonish and he's working on something with Dennis Chow. Sebastien is also working on Girl on Girl.

Skillet#1fan
04-18-2006, 09:36 PM
Lots of people know about Death From Above. Even people who aren't weird like me. They're a great band. They really put another album though instead of just remixes. The remixes really aren't good. Also, I don't think they are heavy metal.

Tsunoyukami
08-17-2009, 06:20 PM
Is it just me, or does Death From Above 1979 deserve some more lovin'?

I would be quite pleased if they were to reunite to work on some new material, though I doubt that will happen anytime soon. Their self-titled album is definitely one of those albums that gets me pumped for anything - it's just filled with so much raw energy!

Fiddelers elbow
08-18-2009, 01:54 PM
I would give my left arm to see them. I love sebastian and JFK's music projects too though.

mulletboy14
08-18-2009, 07:41 PM
They're pretty big, their song "Little Girl" was in THUG2.
I went through a short DFA1979 phase (wow that's a long abbreviation), but never really got into them. The other band MSTRKRFT also seemed to get a lot of attention for a remix-band.

FinderofNemo
08-20-2009, 08:09 AM
Hurrah for random thread revival. Used to love this band, songs were a lot of fun to play on bass.