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“Death by Audio was a critical place for the development of our band. Before we had any notoriety whatsoever, [Death By Audio] took us seriously as artists, introduced us to a broader music community, and gave us a home in New York City. That was a hard thing for us to find as a band from a small city without any big connections or financial backing, and we’ll be forever appreciative to the space and the people in it.”- Downtown Boys

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. This is not a nostalgic cry for the good old days, it’s an invitation to start anew.

Start Your Own F***ing Show Space: a 26 song compilation tracking the final month of Death By Audio
Out 8/5/2016 via Famous Class

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