Sebastien Grainger

Sebastien Grainger

Infobox musical artist
Name = Sebastien Grainger

Img_capt = Grainger (right) with former bandmate Jesse F. Keeler
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Sebastien Grainger
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Born = birth date and age|1979|4|11
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Origin = Mississauga, Canada
Instrument = vocals, guitars, synth, Piano, drums
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Genre = Rock, Dance-punk
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Label = Ache, Sound Virus, Last Gang, Vice, 679, Saddle Creek Records, Outside Music, JVC Japan
Associated_acts = The Rhythm Method, Death from Above 1979 and Femme Fatale.
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Sebastien Grainger (born on 11 April 1979 in Mississauga) is a Canadian solo musician, best known as the former drummer and singer of Dance punk duo Death from Above 1979. He is part owner of Giant Studios in Toronto with Jimmy Shaw of Metric.

Solo Work

Sebastien recently signed with Saddle Creek Records in the USA, Outside Music in Canada and JVC in Japan to release his debut solo album, entitled "Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains", which is to be released 21 October 2008. It was recorded between Giant Studio in Toronto and Mountain City Studio in Montreal. Grainger wrote and performed nearly all the parts on the record with the exception of a few songs that were recorded as a full band. He is currently playing shows across North America. When performing live, Grainger is joined by bassist Nick Sewell, drummer Leon Taheny and synthesiser and guitar player Andrew Scott. Together they have toured with Bloc Party, Metric, Hot Hot Heat & Albert Hammond Jr..

Other Projects

Death From Above 1979

Grainger is best known to the public for having been the singer and drummer in the now defunct Dance punk duo Death from Above 1979, with bassist Jesse F. Keeler. The "1979" on the end of the band's name originated from Grainger's birth year, which he has tattooed on his forearm. Death from Above 1979 broke up in 2006 stating personal and artistic differences.

The Rhythm Method

[ The Rhythm Method] is Grainger's dance/computer music alias. He has released one double a-side 7" in the UK for the songs "Renegade Silence/When You Go Out" available from [ 50 Bones Records] . An alternate mix of "Renegade Silence" will be available on Grainger's LP "Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains" labeled as "featuring The Rhythm Method".

Girl on Girl

Grainger has released remixes for Death From Above 1979's "Black History Month" and Metric's "Poster of a Girl" under the alias "Girl on Girl", a collaboration with The Mountains' Leon Taheny. Earlier similar electronic works were once available, under the aliases "The Great White Hype" and "Synsonic Pro-Model", through a dedicated Myspace page, that has since vanished.

Collaborations and Contributions

* Grainger's voice was featured in the Does It Offend You, Yeah? song "Let's Make Out".

* He contributed drums to the track "Sunday Morning" by Canadian hip-hop artist k-os. He appears in the song's music video as a homeless man who is recruited as a drummer.

* He has collaborated with rising French electronica artist [ DatA] . Their first single together, "Rapture", is available now, and other collaborations will follow on DatA's debut full length release.

* Grainger played drums both live and on one record for Keeler's pre-Death From Above 1979 solo project Femme Fatale.



* 2008 "American Names" (Digital EP/7" Vinyl)
* 2008 "Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains" (LP)
* 2008 "Data feat. Sebastien Grainger - Rapture" (EP)

The Rhythm Method

* 2008 "Renegade Silence/When You Go Out" (7" vinyl double A-side)
* 2009 "Finish Me Off" (EP)

Death from Above 1979

* 2002 "Heads Up" (EP)
* 2004 "Romantic Rights EP" (EP)
* 2004 "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine" (LP)
* 2005 "" (LP)

External links

* [ Official Website]
* [ Food Blog]
* [ Official MySpace Profile]
* [ Official Purevolume Profile]
* [ Death from Above 1979 Official Website]
* [ Death from Above 1979 MySpace Profile]
* [ Snowsuit Sounds Interview] He discusses his recent solo work
* [ Sebastien Grainger Interview for Sound Bites Dog E-zine]
* [ Brooklyn Vegan Interview] Talks to Brooklyn Vegan about his new record, and his old band.

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