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Why Death By Audio Was So Special

13 visceral images from photographer Ebru Yildiz’s book depict the shuttered venue’s precious final days.

Photographer Ebru Yildiz
September 26, 2016
Why Death By Audio Was So Special

The shuttering of Brooklyn venue Death By Audio in 2014 was not only a loss for the rock community, but a sign of a real change in the landscape of New York's DIY scene. A plethora of current mainstays of indie and garage rock played their first shows at DBA; it was a spot that welcomed new acts and nurtured potential.

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DBA went out with a bang — Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Future Islands, and many more performed during the venue's last 75 days. Brooklyn photographer Ebru Yildiz caught it all and turned it into a book called, We've Come So Far: The Last Days of Death By Audio, that came out in August. Below are 13 visceral photos from Yildiz's book, most of which you won't find anywhere else online, that depict the excitement and passion that the defunct venue evoked, night after night after night.

Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
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Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special
Why Death By Audio Was So Special