Death By Audio
Death By Audio is a warehouse space on the first floor of an industrial building in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It is also the name of an effects pedal company based in the space.
The warehouse operates primarily as a work space for artists and musicians, but also functions as a recording studio, effects pedal factory, as well as an art and music venue, which receives generally positive reviews from critics.
The warehouse takes its name from the boutique effects pedal company, Death By Audio.
Starting in the spring of 2007 part of the space has been used as a venue for underground music and art events. Artists such as Ty Segall, Dirty Projectors, Growing, Tony Conrad, Thurston Moore, R. Stevie Moore, Thee Oh Sees, Zach Hill, Paint It Black (band), Future Islands, Black Pus, Pissed Jeans, JEFF the Brotherhood, Hammerhead (band), Frank Sidebottom and Dan Deacon have performed at Death By Audio. The venue is run by Edan Wilber and Matt Conboy.
In 2007, the collective started Death By Audio Records in order to release material by the bands that practiced in the warehouse. Death By Audio Records began by releasing a cassette tape by Sisters and a double EP by Coin Under Tongue. The label released Rejoicer, the debut album by Grooms in 2009 before it was re-released on Kanine Records. In 2010, the label released albums by Brooklyn's Starring and Minneapolis' Seawhores.
In January 2009 the venue received non-profit status.
In August 2013, an art book containing live recordings from 2012 at Death By Audio was released on Famous Class Records.
In November 2013, the Death By Audio Arcade began showcasing custom arcade cabinets built by local indie game developers.
In later 2014, Vice Media bought the building Death By Audio was located in, forcing them to shut the venue down.
Bands and artists
- A Place to Bury Strangers
- Coin Under Tongue
- Dirty on Purpose
- Famous Amos
- French Miami
- Fuck Ton
- The Immaculates
- Ratliff, Ben (March 6, 2011). "Rhythmic Riffs of Explosive, Manic Instrumental Energy". The New York Times.
- — Amos Barshad (2011-05-25). "Death By Audio - Performing Arts Venues - New York Magazine". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
- "User Reviews | Harmony Central". Reviews.harmony-central.com. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
- Entertainment4Every1 Upcoming Events at Death By Audio
- Death By Audio Record Label
- Death By Audio effects website
- Death By Audio Arcade
- Death By Audio Upcoming shows
- Death By Audio Venue Review by New York Magazine
- "Fuzz the Movie" featuring Oliver Ackermann and Matt Conboy