Posts tagged "Deafheaven"

Return to Story

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 thing, they’ve been selling $85 Jacquard woven blankets that look like the album cover; a second edition of 50 just sold out. Have a look:… More »

By: 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 began last year. They talk about their own playing styles, the forced genre labels that have plagued Deafheaven since they started, and different elements that show up a lot i… More »

By: 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 could sound like when we posted “From The Kettle Onto The Coil” earlier this year, which was a one-off single produced for Adult Swim. Here’s what he had to say:… More »

By: 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”? It was probably “Fancy.” What else even came close? “Anaconda” arrived too late, “Happy” peaked too early … ” “Rude”? “Problem”? Eh. Feel free to shout out your own Song… More »

By: 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 … August kinda ate me alive. That is not to say that I don’t have thoughts, or that August didn’t generate enough thoughts to inspire an essay. I do! It… More »

By: 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 debut, but breaks big on LP2? What’s the common career arc for that band? What’s a reasonable expectation? It’s actually a pretty unusual phenomenon, one without enough relevant recent example… More »

By: 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 Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer ClintMore »

By: 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 that year’s most anticipated. I don’t expect a new album anytime soon, and I don’t know what to expect of a Deafheaven new album, period, but I’m definitely encouraged by… More »

By: 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 capture some behind-the-scenes portraits of artists around the festival. Above you’ll find photos of DIIV, Deafheaven, Giorgio Moroder, and more. More »

By: 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 was on site to document the festival for Stereogum, and he managed to pull aside many of the artists in attendance to do some portrait shots before or after their… More »

By: 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 past, but for the fifth series, coming this summer, they’ve completely outdone themselves, enlisting a dizzying array of artists from Speedy Ortiz to Tim Hecker, from Deafheaven to Run The… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Stream Black Monolith Passenger (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s unfair to compare Black Monolith to Deafheaven, but it’s impossible to talk about Black Monolith without the context of Deafheaven. Black Monolith is a one-man black-metal-derived band from Oakland; the guy behind that band, Gary Bettencourt, has occasionally served as a touring guitarist in Deafheaven. Black Monolith’s debut LP, Passenger, was mixed by Jack… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 11, 2014 - 11:53 am

Watch Deafheaven’s Full Set At 285 Kent’s Second-To-Last Show

The storied Williamsburg DIY space 285 Kent held its final show last night. Hundreds of fans of the venue’s progressive booking and indoor smoking paid their respects as Fucked Up, DIIV, White Lung, Guardian Alien, and LODRO played, with many sticking around to dance until dawn. According to Twitter, at least. I didn’t go, but… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 20, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Deconstructing: Alcest’s Shelter And Metal In A Post-Deafheaven World

In February 2011, Brooklyn Vegan did an interview with Deafheaven frontman George Clarke — only a year after the formation of his band, more than two years before their world-devouring Sunbather, still two months before the release of their debut LP, Roads To Judah. The interview included a word-association segment, and when presented with the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 3, 2014 - 3:01 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013

Oh, what a Gummy Awards it’s been! As Stereogum and Videogum’s readers poll has rolled on, we’ve seen your picks for 2013’s best albums, new bands, music videos, TV shows, movies, and viral videos. Now it’s time to conclude the festivities with a rundown of the 10 best songs of 2013 as voted by you. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2013 - 9:43 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2013

In our May Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven’s Sunbather, I compared the album to Agalloch’s 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit. In my opinion, Marrow is the best metal album of the millennium (so far), the apotheosis of what had also been, I believed, the best metal year of the millennium (so far) — perhaps a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 10, 2013 - 10:33 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Watch A Kid Blogger Interview Deafheaven

They might not be the corpsepaint type, but the Bay Area black metal tinkerers Deafheaven still make a brutal roar, and you could imagine that they would intimidate the living hell out of a 13-year-old. So credit Marcel, the young author of this music blog, with having the gumption to sit with the band’s two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2013 - 10:31 am
1 2