I actually really enjoyed Death from Above 1979, but the Pitchfork-axis jungle telegraph was all het up about whether or not Sebastien was a colossal prick or not.
I stumbled across Sebastien’s solo MySpace page today. I have always thought he was a fantastic drummer, and I tried to model my duo group (with Zaxx from Music Hates You, alternately called Inkfist, James Dean Death Guitar, or something else) as a cross between DfA1979 and Emotional Legs era Leaving Trains.
I am particularly feeling the symphonic Cheap-Trick-meets-Built-to-Spill pop of “American Names” and the Big Star/Sparks stomp of “I’m All Rage.” Check out the naked telecaster sting of the intro contrasted with the sweet string section in the chorus. Really lovely.
The solo album comes out in early 2008. I’ll snag a copy as soon as I can and let you know what I think.
In the meantime, I hope to see more pictures of his dog.