Death From Above 1979 documentary due out Oct. 7
Earlier this month, Canadian dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 released The Physical World, their first new album since their 2004 debut, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. That decade layover—and the turmoil between bassist Jesse Keeler and drummer Sebastien Grainger that caused it—is now the subject of a documentary, Life After Death From Above 1979, set for an Oct. 7 release on Vimeo On Demand.
In 2006, after a grueling tour supporting You’re a Woman, Keeler and Grainger abandoned their bombastic music, raucous shows, and strained relationship. The duo didn’t speak for five years, but stayed in music; Grainger performed under his own name, while Keeler founded the successful electronic duo MSTRKRFT. But fans continued to clamor for a Death From Above 1979 reunion, culminating in a high-profile set at 2011’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
The documentary, directed by Eva Michon, chronicles Death From Above 1979’s initial cult following and why the band fell apart. It also features interviews with members of Justice, The Strokes, Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more of the band’s peers.
Watch the trailer below.