TORONTO — Canadian dance-rockers You Say Party! We Say Die! have announced that they will continue on after the death of drummer Devon Clifford with a new name and lineup.
The Abbotsford, B.C., band will be called You Say Party, and will round out their lineup with two new members.
Clifford, 30, died of a massive brain hemorrhage in April after collapsing onstage during a show at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre.
You Say Party will also release a new single, There is XXXX (Within My Heart). The track is culled from last year’s album, XXXX, on the long list for the Polaris Music Prize.
There is another change: keyboardist Krista Loewen has decided leave the group.
“She no longer desires the long drives, poor sleeps and revolting selection of road food,” the band’s statement said. “Instead she’s choosing a home, a garden, some gluten-free baking and a proper education.
“We will miss Krista very much . . . .”