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- Posted on Feb 4th 2011 3:05PM by Jenny Charlesworth
"It's been 5 years since Death From Above 1979 played a show, 10 years since Jesse played me the first demos & 11 years since we sat in his parents basement and played so loud we knocked the china off the shelves upstairs," Grainger wrote on the band's website.
"11 seems to be a YES number for me. Though I am usually a pretty rational guy, if I have something on my mind and I see an 11 somewhere, I know I'm on the right path. It's one of my last remaining superstitions. 2011 has a nice ring to it & if you're so inclined, it may be the last year ever!
"So why not say YES? Why not say YES to Coachella? Why not say YES to playing the music we designed to be an undeniable source of power? Why not say YES to stirring up a writhing pit of sweaty humans? YES to riots! YES to heavy music! YES instead of maybe, and YES to make death your adviser and remind yourself always, that this is not a dress rehearsal. This is the big show."
More of a battle cry than anything, the statement proves Death From Above 1979 is fully amped to retake the stage.
As for additional concert dates or future recordings (it seems altogether tragic that such a celebrated band would only ever release one album, 2004's 'You're a Women, I'm a Machine'), fans will have to wait and see. But, given Grainger's rather poetic ramblings today ("Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration/The collision of two different worlds/As this all takes shape, we will reveal it to you"), it seems Coachella may just be the beginning for this revived two-headed beast.