Between The Buried And Me are no strangers to the touring circuit but this round will be a pretty damn interesting tour. BTBAM will be hitting the road in February alongside Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred. This is sure to be a diverse and destructive tour that you need to get to if you’re around one of the stops. Check out the full poster and dates after the jump. Continue reading »
Brooklyn Vegan have premiered the debut self-titled EP from Creepers; a project featuring Deafheaven’s Shiv Mehra and Daniel Tracy and members of White Cloud and Golden Drugs. The four track EP features a very spacey, colorful psychedelic rock sound that is very calming and smooth. Head over to Brooklyn Vegan to check it out and purchase the EP at Creepers’ Bandcamp.
Making lists always makes my head hurt and this year’s massive inventory of beautiful releases isn’t making that any easier. With my “to-check-out” list filled to the brim, I have to say that I took a bit more relaxed stance to music discovery this year and enjoyed select releases over extremely long durations of listen rather than hunt down and chronicle as many good albums as I could. The albums in the list below here are those releases. Give them a thorough listen before the end of the year if you can. Continue reading »
A Fucking Elephant, best of 2013, Boards of Canada, Deafheaven, ken mode, Lilacs & Champagne, Locrian, Mouth of the Architect, Primitive Man, Queens of the Stone Age, Retox, sannhett, Sigur Ros, The Body, The Dillinger Escape Plan, yeah yeah yeah's
Six months in to this glorious year and I have been bombarded with so much good music that I can hardly handle it and there’s still six months left! My little heart may not be able to make to 2014. So out of all the new releases I have listened to this year, these are the handful that I keep going back to over and over because of their brilliance. Check these albums out before the year is up!
By Lane Oliver
Before the final moments of Sunbather were exhausted I had come to the realization that I had stumbled upon something monumental. I am very skeptical of any album that receives enormous amounts of praise but this record defied my expectations completely. Deafheaven took the skeleton of Roads to Judah, smoothed out the rough edges and allowed their sound to progress and expand into what would come to be Sunbather. Throughout those sixty minutes I was completely engulfed in an intense blinding light that filled me with a great warmth and feeling of euphoria; thus is the power of Sunbather. Deafheaven have discovered greatness and you should probably believe the hype.
Well, it’s the half-way point of 2013 and there have been a shit-ton of amazing releases this year already with loads more promised before the end of the year. I just wanted to break down my favorite releases thus far this year. These are the albums that I have constantly been listening to in 2013 and they are all albums that you should be checking out if you haven’t yet. Continue reading »
Everyone’s favorite shoegaze infused, post-rock inspired, melodic black metal band, Deafheaven, will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album next month on June 11th through Deathwish Inc. But go ahead and apply your sunscreen folks because Pitchfork is streaming Sunbather in advance. I personally think this album is more expansive than their previous effort, Roads to Judah. Do yourself a favor and stream this thing now!
The Fader have premiered the title track from Deafheaven’s upcoming album Sunbather, which is due out on June 11th. For this song’s ten minute duration, Deafheaven send you spiraling through tunnels of melodic atmosphere and ethereal beauty all with a harsh edge. The guitars’ razor sharp tremolos and the drums thunderous blast beats create a whirlwind of madness yet the melodic atmospheres seems to deafen the blow a bit. I am really excited to hear this album in full now. You can stream the song below as well as peep the dates for their upcoming tour with Marriages.
Deafheaven have announced a new co-headlining Summer U.S. tour with Marriages in support of their upcoming album Sunbather , which will be released on June 11th. Deafheaven will also support Boris on three dates of their tour as well. Below is the official touring schedule. Be there or be square.
The shoegaze infused black metallers Deafheaven have released the first cut from their highly anticipated new record, Sunbather, which will be released on June 11th. The track is called “Dream House” and it is nine minutes of awe-inspiring layered melodies dripping with black metal speed and attitude. It’s quite a gorgeous and exhilarating track. Head on over to NPR to check it out!
Deafheaven have released the dirty details on their upcoming album, Sunbather. The album will be released through Deathwish Inc on June 11th and will be somewhat conceptual in nature. According to a press release, Sunbather is said to deal “with the profound sadness found in the quest for one’s personal perfection. Serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life’s cruel idealism.” Pre-order information and audio is slated to be released soon. Below, you can view the official track listing.
Altar of Plagues, Barghest, Bosse-De-Nage, Calm The Fire, Captain Three Leg, Cara Neir, Caulfield, Cop Bar, Deafheaven, false, Full of Hell, hell, nails, Ramlord, Skin Like Iron, The Guilt Of..., Thedowngoing, thou, Vestiges, Water Torture, year of no light
It’s that time of year again: when we tell all of you folks what our favorite albums of 2012 were. Well, like last year I have compiled a few different lists and I wanted to start off with this one.
Who doesn’t love split albums? I mean, getting not one, but two bands on a single record is a thing of beauty. I listened a shit-ton of split albums this year and it was a pain in my ass narrowing down to only ten splits. This is what I have come to think of as the best split releases of 2012.
Hot on the heels of their split with Bosse-de-Nage, San Francisco’s Deafheaven will be heading to the studio in January to record a new full length that will bear the title Sunbather. The band will once again work with Jack Shirley on the production of the record and will see a release sometime in Spring of next year. Vocalist Gregory Clarke commented on the sound the new record will produce:
Back in August I posted about Deafheaven planning to cover post-rock kings Mogwai on their upcoming 12″ split with Boss-de-Nage. Well now Pitchfork has the exclusive stream of their cover of “Punk Rock/Cody”, the first two tracks from Mogwai’s classic 1999 album, Come on Die Young. The cover versions of these tracks are faithful to the original while adding some of Deafheaven’s black metal tinges to the mix. Including black metal screams! I think they did a damn good job and Mogwai would be proud of their rendition of these classic tracks. If you are interested, you can pre-order the split at The Flesner’s webstore.