Friday, October 24

Introducing... Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains

. Friday, October 24

Death From Above 1979: they came they saw and they conquered in a flurry of sweat and blood leaving an amazing album in their wake. Jesse F. Keeler went on to form the electro vowel haters MSTRKRFT and take the dance floor elements of DFA 1979 and take them into their natural Ed Banger, Kitsune direction. Sebastien Grainger however has been suspiciously quiet. Apart from a guest vocal on Does It Offend You? Yeah!’s ‘Lets Make Out’ we’ve heard nothing from the DFA sticksman in over two and a half years.

Until now. Sebastien Grainger and The Mountains is the new vehicle for the man and it’s a return to fine form. Less aggressive than DFA and the Does It Offend You material The Mountains is a straight up rock record: big choruses, lots of passion and a mixture of lo-fi scratchy recordings and big big pop tunes. It takes the mainstream essence of the old stuff and makes a contemporary sound out of it. It’s still as gloriously jagged and eclectic but somehow cleaner and more mainstream than ever.

The self titled album is available through Saddle Creek records from this week (October 21st). There is not a confirmed UK release date or any live dates yet but you hope that is just a matter of time. There will no doubt be a huge appetite for this material as we can all agree Death From Above fans have unfinished business.



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