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DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979

ALVVAYS, Caribou, Mac DeMarco and Death From Above 1979 among SiriusXM Indies Nominees for 2015


Photographer: Belinda Dipalo

ALVVAYS, Caribou (pictured), Mac DeMarco and Death From Above 1979 are among the nominees across 26 categories for the 2015 SiriusXM Indies - the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards held in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre on May 9th as part of Canadian Music Week.

Three things I've learnt from the Death From Above 1979 documentary

The much anticipated documentary Life After Death From Above 1979 has been released and we've been enjoying it here at AU HQ. Andrew Wade wanted to share his thoughts on the film and brings us the three things he's learnt from the film about one of his favourite bands.

the AU interview: Eva Michon, Director of "Life After Death From Above" talks about working with DFA 1979.

The new Death From Above 1979 Documentary, Life After Death From Above has been released on VOD through Vimeo, so we caught up with the film's director Eva Michon to find out how she got involved in the project, what it was like working with Sebastien and Jesse, their tense first rehearsals before Coachella and much more...

Watch never-before-seen early footage of Death From Above 1979's "Dead Womb" Music Video.

With the new documentary Life After Death From Above available on VOD through Vimeo now, the filmmakers have released this exclusive clip, which dates back to 2003, when Death From Above 1979 (the film's subjects) were recording a never-to-be-released lo-fi music video for their single "Dead Womb". Watch the clip here:

Watch This Exclusive Clip from the new DFA 1979 Documentary "Life After Death From Above"

In 2006, Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger called it quits on a band they "started out of boredom and necessity". That band was Death From Above 1979. In 2011, after five years of silence between them, they reunited for Coachella - and as we now know, this went pretty well. The new documentary Life After Death From Above 1979 directed by Eva Michon tells the story their rise, break-up, and coming back from the dead, and we're proud to bring you this exclusive clip from the film, which is available now. Watch it here:

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces 2014 Lineup!

The independent genre based festival,Fun Fun Fun Fest, as just announced their lineup for the fest happening in November 7-9 in Austin, Texas. FFF Fest welcomes for the first time in 25 years Judas Priest (pictured). Also included in the lineup are Neutral Milk Hotel, Nas, Death Cab For Cutie, Wiz Khalifa, Girl Talk, and King Diamond. Full of all different genres, there's something for everyone.

Parklife Festival - Kippax Lake, Moore Park (02.10.11)

Wow. The weather gods do NOT like Parklife. Is it just me or does it rain on the first Sunday of every October? Though we avoided a torrential downpour, the rain did little to stop the punters from jumping in the mud - and the extreme cold did little to stop the rest from taking off their shirts and wearing painfully short skirts. I guess you have to admire their conviction to adhere to whatever this festival mentality is... But I digress. Onto the music!

Photo Gallery: Parklife - Wellington Square, Perth (25.09.11)

It was dancing in the rain as the Parklife circus rolled into Perth, featuring a lineup consisting of Gossip, The Streets, Kimbra, Duck Sauce, The Aston Shuffle, Death From Above 1979, Crystal Fighters and more. Stuart Sevastos brings us the photos from the day...

Parklife 2011 - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (24.09.11)

Parklife 2011 really was a thing of beauty. It came complete with perfect weather, a great line-up, good crowd and short drink queues. The organisers have found the perfect setting for the festival at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in the heart of Melbourne. In such lush surroundings it’s easy to forget that the CBD is only a quick stroll along the Yarra away. And so the scene was set for another cracking round of cutting edge electronic and indie vibes.

Gossip and Death From Above 1979 among the headliners of Parklife 2011!

Yet another year where Royksopp were rumoured to play Parklife... but it didn't eventuate. Sigh. Though this lineup, being touted as "the best ever", probably is! Let's not bore you with our jibber jabber... here is the lineup for the 2011 Parklife festival - and the dates. Tickets are on sale June 30th.

The Lineup:
Gossip
Lykke Li
Santigold
Death From Above 1979
Duck Sauce
Digitalism
The Streets
Mylo (DJ set)
Little Dragon
MSTRKRFT
Katy B
SebastiAn
Example
Naked & Famous
Adrian Lux