Bay Area black metal outfit Deafheaven are streaming their sophomore album, Sunbather, a full three weeks ahead of its release date (June 11th via Deathwish Inc.) Take a listen now at Pitchfork.
The follow-up to 2011′s excellent Road To Judas, the seven-track effort was recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre). According to a press release, the band use the album to explore ”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.” It also marks the recorded debut of new percussionist Daniel Tracy.
Pre-orders are ongoing.
01. Dream House
04. Please Remember
07. The Pecan Tree
In support of the record, the band will be on tour this summer. Consult their full schedule below.
Deafheaven 2013 Tour Dates:
05/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
06/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
06/21 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/22 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
06/23 – Houston, TX @ Mangos
06/25 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
06/26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
06/27 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
06/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
06/29 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade
06/30 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
07/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
07/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
07/03 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears
07/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
07/06 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
07/07 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
07/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
07/09 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
07/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
07/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
07/13 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
07/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
* = w/ Boris