By on June 12, 2013


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.  


Keep up with Deafheaven on Facebook and check them out on the road next week through July 15th.


Sunbather Track List

1. Dream House

2. Irresistible

3. Sunbather

4. Please Remember

5. Vertigo

6. Windows

7. The Pecan Tree  


Deafheaven – On Tour


19  Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Taproom w/ Marriages

21  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Marriages

22  Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Marriages

23  Houston, TX @ Mangos w/ Marriages

25  Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub w/ Marriages

26  Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Marriages

27  Birmingham, AL @ The Forge w/ Marriages

28  Charlotte, NC @ Milestone w/ Marriages

29  Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade w/ Marriages

30  Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Marriages


1  Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Marriages

2  Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/ Marriages

3  Boston, MA @ TT The Bears w/ Marriages

5  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Marriages

6  Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Marriages

7  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge w/ Marriages

8  Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar w/ Marriages

9  Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Marriages

10  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Marriages

12  Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Marriages

13  Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar w/ Marriages

15  San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ Marriages


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.