(Left) Devon Clifford
The remaining members of the Canadian synth-punk outfit You Say Party! We Say Die! have announced that the band will continue working together after the April 18 death of founding drummer Devon Clifford, who passed away at the age of 30 as the result of a massive brain hemorrhage resulting from congenital defects. Clifford collapsed onstage during the band’s gig at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. on Friday, April 16 and was rushed to a hospital where he underwent emergency neurosurgery at 3:00 a.m.
In respect for their fallen comrade, the band has shortened its name to You Say Party! and added drummer Bobby Siadat and keyboardist Robert Andow (replacing the departing Krista Loewen), both former members of the Vancouver band Gang Violence.