Ah, remember the Williamsburg of yore? Aka, two years ago when there were still plenty of DIY music venues thriving in the looming shadow of the waterfront’s new condos? Now, that shadow is occupied by the infamous VICE offices, a complex of laptops and coldbrew that sprawls across Kent Avenue. If I sound bitter, I’m not, at all–having a major corporation in place of beloved music venues is totally fine with me. Gentrification, progress, the inevitable slog the city, etc. But, just in case you are a little pissed off about losing gems like Glasslands (the venue that made me a music writer), 285 Kent or Death By Audio, the latter has released a compilation that should help alleviate some of your sadness.

Start Your Own Fucking Show Space Death By Audio

Start Your Own Fucking Show Space is a collection of live recordings of the slew of concerts that took place during November 2014, the last month that Death By Audio was open. In case you’re unfamiliar, DBA was founded by Oliver Ackermann (of A Place to Bury Strangers) in 2005 and along with Dirty on Purpose. Initially, Ackerman began booking shows to help build out bedrooms and studios in the warehouse, but by 2007, the venue was booking shows almost every single night. Over the course of the next several years, DBA became an integral part of the DIY circuit and helped launch the careers of many underground acts while serving as a home base of sorts for countless others. It is sorely missed as a stubborn haven for bands that other venues ignored or remained ignorant of long after they’d played DBA several times.

Start Your Own Fucking Show Space Death By Audio

The compilation features 26 tracks by bands who performed live at the space, a full tracklist of the songs included is below. It will be released 8/5 with pre-orders shipping on 8/1. The compilation will be available via Famous Class on clear with opaque blue & red vinyl in limited pressing while supplies last.
Here are the specs on other available editions:
$38– 3xLP Black vinyl
$38– 3xLP LTD Clear with Opaque Blue & Red vinyl (edition of 1000)
$53– Deluxe Bundle – LTD colored 3xLP + Bonus Ty Segall live at DBA 9/28/08 on mystery colored vinyl (edition of 1000)
$73 – 3xLP Black vinyl + We’ve Come So Far — 200 page hardcover photo book dedicated to DBA.
Here is a rundown of the bands included and the compilation’s full tracklist:
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”
Pre-order Start Your Own Fucking Show Space here.

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