By on June 22, 2013



Out on the road in support of their highly acclaimed new LP, Sunbather, Deafheaven are headed to Texas for the weekend en route to the East Coast.  The band’s Brooklyn show recently sold out, but they’ve added an additional date for July 4th, as well as a new L.A. show on August 23rd – check out the full routing below.


Sunbather, which was recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre) and designed by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore), 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. On Sunbather, they explore sonic peaks and valleys created by superb percussionist Daniel Tracy (new to the band for this recording). Daniel’s 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 7-song, masterfully crafted work of art that will be renowned for years to come.  



Jun 21, 2013 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Jun 22, 2013 – Austin, TX  @ Red 7
Jun 23, 2013 – Houston, TX @ Mango’s
Jun 25, 2013 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
Jun 26, 2013 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Jun 27, 2013 – North Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
Jun 28, 2013 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone Club
Jun 29, 2013 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Jun 30, 2013 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Jul 1, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
Jul 2, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar – SOLD OUT
Jul 3, 2013 – Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s Place
Jul 4, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent Avenue (2nd NY show added)
Jul 5, 2013 – Cleveland Heights, OH@ Grog Shop
Jul 6, 2013 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Jul 7, 2013 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
Jul 8, 2013 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
Jul 9, 2013 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
Jul 10, 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Jul 12, 2013 – Seattle, WA  @ El Corazon
Jul 13, 2013 – Portland, OR @ Bunker Bar
Jul 15, 2013 – San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom of the Hill
Aug 23, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (DH Only)


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.