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It was 2013, Thursday heading into Memorial Day Weekend, and we were standing in the rain in a parking lot in Baltimore. This was Maryland Deathfest, opening day, and there were maybe a thousand of us there, maybe more. Pallbearer had just finished their set; Cobalt were gonna play a little later — and after… More »

In yesterday’s Week In Pop column, we talked about Q4’s most anticipated pop albums. Nothing from any those records made this week’s Best Songs list (although Ellie Goulding’s excellent “On My Mind” was certainly worthy of consideration), but the five tracks that did make the cut suggest that we’ve got a pretty rich autumn ahead… More »

When the other Black Market guys and I set about assembling this month’s column, we ran into a philosophical disagreement about whether a certain band qualified for inclusion. This is standard for us — we have this kind of dispute just about every month. But where the subjects of these debates are usually metal-ish bands… More »

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Deafheaven – “Come Back”

Deafheaven are debuting a new song today called "Come Back," and it's preceded here by an extended diatribe -- or "thinkpiece" -- on the subject
Michael Nelson | September 15, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Deafheaven’s New Bermuda Recalls Oasis, Red House Painters, Wilco

Deafheaven's Sunbather was a masterpiece -- it was Stereogum's second-favorite record of 2013 and my own #1 by a significant margin. I wrote about it
Michael Nelson | August 25, 2015 - 2:29 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Can you believe it's already the second-to-last week of August? After today, all Stereogum's summer interns will have departed, which sucks for us, because they're…
Stereogum | August 21, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Deafheaven – “Brought To The Water”

Deafheaven's first New Bermuda single is here. At eight-plus minutes, album opener "Brought To The Water" is as sprawling a song-suite as anything on Sunbather,…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2015 - 11:13 am

Deafheaven Announce New Album New Bermuda

Yesterday, Deafheaven dropped a teaser video for their upcoming third album, and today, they release all the album's details. The record will be called New
Michael Nelson | July 28, 2015 - 10:14 am

Watch A Trailer For Deafheaven LP3

Deafheaven's sophomore record, Sunbather, was my favorite album of 2013, and the follow-up is pretty high on my list of 2015's most anticipated. The band…
Michael Nelson | July 27, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Deafheaven Selling Sunbather Font; Blanket Already Sold Out

Deafheaven's George Clarke is the co-founder of All Black Recording Company, and they're milking Sunbather's beautifully distinctive cover art for all it's worth. For one…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2014 - 10:34 am

Watch Deafheaven’s Kerry McCoy Demonstrate His Guitar Techniques For Matt Sweeney

Deafheaven guitarist Kerry McCoy sat down with Matt Sweeney on the latest episode of Guitar Power, a continuation of the guitar-focused web series that Sweeney…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 8:53 pm

Deafheaven Promise New Album In 2015

Deafheaven have hinted on Facebook and Twitter that the follow-up to last year's Sunbather should be expected next year. Michael speculated what their third album…
James Rettig | October 25, 2014 - 5:20 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and with it, the unofficial end of summer. So, in hindsight, what was the Song Of Summer 2014? "Fancy"?
Stereogum | August 29, 2014 - 2:28 pm

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2014

Guys, I usually kick off the Black Market with a lengthy introductory essay, an aggregation of my thoughts on the month in metal. But August…
Michael Nelson | August 29, 2014 - 9:39 am

Deafheaven – “From The Kettle Onto The Coil”

We all know about "difficult" second albums and the notorious sophomore jinx, but what's the cliche for a band that achieves modest success on their…
Michael Nelson | August 22, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival’s 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Watch Deafheaven Play New Song “From The Kettle Unto The Coil” At Pitchfork Music Festival

Deafheaven made my favorite album of 2013, and whenever they announce the release of a follow-up, that album will almost definitely top my list of…
Michael Nelson | July 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Festival 2014

This past weekend, Pitchfork Festival went down in Chicago, and it included a great deal of excellent acts. We sent our photographer Max Herman to…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

Artists Portraits From Governors Ball 2014

This past weekend, New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball, whose 10 Best Sets we counted down for you right here. Photographer Luis Ruiz
Stereogum | June 9, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Adult Swim Announces 5th Singles Series With Deafheaven, Run The Jewels, Speedy Ortiz, & More

For the last several years Adult Swim has curated a series of singles released throughout the summer. They've put out some fantastic tracks in the…
Miles Bowe | June 2, 2014 - 1:38 pm