For nearly a decade, Death By Audio was a recording studio, an effect pedal workshop, a music venue, and a home to musicians and artists. Oliver Ackermann (A Place to Bury Strangers) found the warehouse in 2005 and along with fellow artists in Dirty on Purpose, he started hosting concerts to help pay to build out bedrooms and studios. By 2007 DBA was hosting bands almost every night.
Over 1,800 shows later, DBA announced its impending eviction with an epic final month of programming. Start Your Own Fucking Show Space tracks the last days of DBA in November 2014, a sweaty, bittersweet homecoming for many artists who began their career there. Presented in chronological running order, Start Your Own Fucking Show Space features live recordings from 26 bands over the venue’s final month. Artists include A Place to Bury Strangers, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Future Islands, Protomartyr, Lightning Bolt, and many many more.
The compilation will be available in stores August 5th and is up for pre-order now both digitally and as a 3xLP. The LP set is housed in a double gatefold jacket with printed board inner sleeves listing every one of the 1,800+ shows in the venue’s history. There is a limited pressing of the compilation on clear with opaque blue and red vinyl, available while supplies last.
There are also limited edition bundles- the first of which combines the deluxe colored 3xLP with a bonus LP of Ty Segall’s first NYC set, live at DBA on September 28, 2008. The audio will never be released digitally and the LP is limited to 1000 hand numbered copies on randomly mixed BPMC colored vinyl.The second combines the black vinyl edition of our 3xLP with a copy of“We’ve Come So Far – The Last Days of Death By Audio”- the book from photographer Ebru Yildiz which captures the last 75 days of DBA, not only the concerts but also the quieter, more intimate scenes.
Dirty On Purpose – Ways to Drown
Deerhoof – Paradise Girls
Tyvek – Wayne County Roads
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal (Not available digitally)
Coasting ft. Patty Conway – Shopping for a Smile
Shellshag – Destroy Me I’m Yours
Pujol – Black Rabbit
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – Bottled in Cork
Screaming Females – Wishing Well
Pampers – Monkey Drip
Dan Deacon – Learning to Relax
The Numerators – Bill
Ty Segall – Wave Goodbye
YVETTE – Mirrored Walls
Downtown Boys – Wave Of History
Future Islands – Balance
Thee Oh Sees – Turned Out Light
Natural Child – Crack Mountain
Sleepies – All Over the Years
Nots – Strange Rage
Protomartyr – Free Supper
Metz – Get Off
Grooms – Tiger Trees
Jeff: The Brotherhood – Heavy Damage
A Place To Bury Strangers – I Lived My Life to Stand in the Shadow of Your Heart
Lightning Bolt – The Metal East