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Downtown Boys Commemorates Death By Audio With A Live Cut Of “Wave Of History”

The late DIY venue is getting a mega compilation of live tracks recorded in the storied Brooklyn space.

July 25, 2016

"Hi, I'm Victoria and we're Downtown Boys!" belts the Providence punk band's lead singer Victoria Ruiz before launching into a fiery preamble on this manic live version of "Wave Of History." The furious, jazzy live cut was recorded in the now-defunct Brooklyn DIY space Death By Audio during the last month of its existence. "Wave Of History" joins twenty-five other live tracks recorded at the venue by artists including Parquet Courts, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, and Protomartyr on a compilation called Start Your Own Fucking Showspace, which will be out on Famous Class Records August 5.

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"Death by Audio was a critical place for the development of our band," wrote Downtown Boys in a note to The FADER. "Before we had any notoriety whatsoever, [Death By Audio] took us seriously as artists, introduced us to a broader music community, and gave us a home in New York City. That was a hard thing for us to find as a band from a small city without any big connections or financial backing, and we'll be forever appreciative to the space and the people in it."

Listen to "Wave Of History" below, and snag a preorder of Start Your Own Fucking Showspace here.