Sebastien Alexandre Grainger
(born 11 April 1979) from Mississauga
is a Canadian
singer and musician, best known as drummer and singer of the dance-punk
duo Death from Above 1979
and the singer and guitarist for his current band, Sebastien Grainger and The Mountains
.Hughes, Josiah., Exclaim!
, November 2008. He is part owner of Giant Studios in Toronto
with Jimmy Shaw of Metric
Sebastien 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 was released on 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
, Hot Hot Heat
& Albert Hammond Jr.
In 2009 Sebastien Grainger took part in an interactive documentary series called City Sonic
. The series, which featured 20 Toronto artists, had him discuss his past experiences with the El Mocambo
Death from Above 1979...