Monday 7 April 2014

Deafheaven - Irresistible

Monday, a day when we present this week's "Record Of The Week".

Deafheaven is an American black metal band that formed in 2010. The San Francisco-based group began as a two-piece with George Clarke and Kerry McCoy who recorded and self-released a demo album together. After a warm reception, Deafheaven recruited three new members and began to tour. Before the close of 2010, the band signed to Deathwish Inc. and later released their debut album Roads to Judah in April 2011. A follow-up album, Sunbather, was released in 2013 which ended being one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year in the United States.

Deafheaven's musical style has been described as primarily black metal infused among post-metal and shoegazing influences.

Record Of The Week is the 2:nd album "Sunbather" by 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.

The album is an melodic journey together with George Clarke's tortured vocals and Kerry McCoy's hypnotic guitar work, where most of the songs are hard crashing, but some that carries a twisted indie-like sensibility like todays tune in the nstrumental "Irresistible".  In "Sunbather" they have really experimented with sounds and created a really strength album that you should not miss.

A new guy to the band for this recording is the excellent percussionist Daniel Tracy.

"Sunbather" is a masterfully crafted work of art that will be renowned for years to come. Another good thing is that these guys will soon hit Swedish soil for a performance on this years Way Out West, this is something I will see, or at least try to!

Todays tune "Irresistible" is taken from the second studio album "Sunbather". The Jack Shirley-produced album was recorded in January 2013 and released on June 11, 2013 by Deathwish Inc. 

Tour Dates:


Apr 25 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/ Earth, Marriages

ASIA // CHINA 2014

May 02 Taipei, Taiwan @ The Wall
May 03 Singapore @ Beep Studios
May 06 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ ALT + HQ Fahrenheit 88
May 08 Jakarta, Indonesia @ The Basement Cafe, Kemang Raya
May 09 Beijing, China @ Yugong Yishan
May 11 Shanghai, China @ Yuyintang

JAPAN 2014

May 13 Tokyo, Japan @ Earthdom
May 14 Osaka, Japan @ Conpass
May 15 Nagoya, Japan @ Club Upset
May 16 Tokyo, Japan @ Eggman

May 23 Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch Festival


May 28 Athens, Greece @ Gagarin 205
May 30 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera
May 31 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Fortarock
Jun 01 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez
Jun 02 Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
Jun 03 Padova, Italy @ Radar Festival
Jun 04 Rome, Italy @ Traffic Live Club

USA 2014

Jun 07 New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
Jun 08 Boston, MA @ Sinclair *
Jun 09 Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary *
Jun 10 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
Jun 11 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club *
Jun 13 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Jun 15 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s *
Jun 16 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth *
Jun 17 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
Jun 18 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s *
Jun 20 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
Jun 21 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
Jun 22 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Jun 23 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
Jun 24 Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
Jun 26 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
Jun 27 Austin, TX @ Red 7 *
Jun 28 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
Jun 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom **
Jul 01 San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
Jul 02 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
Jul 20 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival


Aug 02 Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
Aug 03 Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol ^*
Aug 034 Vienna, Austria @ Arena ^*
Aug 05 Prague, Czech Rebublic @ Klub 007
Aug 07 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
Aug 08 Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
Aug 10 Aarhaus, Denmark @ Voxhall
Aug 11 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Dirty Days of Summer
Aug 12 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Aug 14 Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
Aug 15 London, UK @ Jabberwocky ^*
Aug 16 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla ^*
Aug 17 Belfast, Ireland @ Mandela Hall ^^
Aug 18 Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh ^^
Aug 19 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans ^^

* w/ Pallbearer, Wreck and Reference
** w/ Destruction Unit, Wreck and Reference
^ w/ Wreck and Reference
^* w/ Chelsea Wolfe
^^ w/ No Spill Blood

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Chief Rebel Angel said...

Mycket fin skiva. Har gått rätt varm här hemma sen årsskiftet, ungefär!

Stones said...

Ja verkligen, har lyssnat en hel del på Sunbather senaste månaden. Dock har den legat rätt länge i "Ska Lyssna Snart" högen :)