Death From Above 1979 Become the Subject of New Documentary Film
Published Sep 25, 2014While Death From Above 1979 blitzed back into the game earlier this month with the release of their sophomore LP, The Physical World, it took the distorted rock pop duo 10 years, a breakup, and a reunion to get to this point. Some of this will be covered in a new, behind-the-scenes documentary called Life After Death From Above 1979.
Directed by Eva Michon, the film lands through Vimeo's on-demand service October 7, Entertainment Weekly reports. As a trailer hints at, the film traces bassist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer Sebastien Grainger's early trajectory up until their 2006 breakup, labelling the band as "the greatest band...that never made it." The film is apparently set to explain why the pair split, which led Keeler to focus on his MSTRKRFT production project and Grainger to form his band the Mountains.
"We stopped being friends, essentially," Grainger says in the trailer, with a separate clip of Keeler finding the musician talking about the non-stop grind of touring behind 2004's debut album You're a Woman, I'm a Machine as a cause for the breakup.
As you'll see down below, the film also focuses on their 2011 reunion, that year's riot during a performance at Austin's SXSW festival, their performance at Coachella and the general process of rebonding.
Life After Death From Above 1979 also features interviews with Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, Metric bassist Josh Winstead, producer Al-P, and more.