San Francisco, CA George Clarke:
To be released June 11th, 2013.
Pre-order now in the DW Estore.
"Sunbather" is the highly anticipated new album from Deafheaven.
Recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre) and designed by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore) "Sunbather" deals 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.
With opener "Dream House" George Clarke's tortured vocals familiarly intertwine with Kerry McCoy's hypnotic guitar work before crashing into a wash of post-everything melody. This leads to the moving instrumental "Irresistible" a track that carries a twisted indie-like sensibility buried beneath glittery layers of guitar and piano. However it is in the title track and beyond where the maturation and growth of Deafheaven brightly shines. In "Sunbather" they explore sonic peaks and valleys created by superb percussionist Daniel Tracy (new to the band for this recording). His inclusion brings new dynamics to light as an urgent pulse to the swirling musical chaos. Pushing bleak epic "Vertigo" and the dark emotional closer "The Pecan Tree" to new, awe-inducing heights.
Without question "Sunbather" is Deafheaven at the peak of their creative strength and vision of their young existence. A masterfully crafted work of art that will be renowned for years to come.
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10/16: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
10/17: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/19: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/20: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/21: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/23: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/24: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/25: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
10/26: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
10/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
10/29: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
10/30: Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/31: Detroit, MI @ Shelter at St. Andrews
11/01: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
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11/05: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/06: Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
11/07: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/08: Carrboro, NC @ Catís Cradle
11/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Ė Downstairs
11/11: Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/13: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
11/14: Austin, TX @ Mohawk
11/15: Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
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11/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
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