Deafheaven Announce 10th-Anniversary Tour With Inter Arma, Greet Death, All Your Sisters

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DeafheavenOther than the one-off track “Black Brick,” art-metal rippers haven’t released anything since their ass-kicking 2018 album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. They haven’t announced any plans to release anything new in 2020, either. But the band will still mount a huge two-month North American tour next spring, celebrating their 10th anniversary … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Deafheaven – “Black Brick”

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DeafheavenFucking Deafheaven, man. Last year, the Bay Area art-metal destroyers released Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, an absolute monster of an album. And this morning, they’ve shared a new non-album track called “Black Brick,” and it’s a gut-ripper, too. More »

Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

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Post MaloneIt’s that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic. More »

Deafheaven – “Night People” (Feat. Chelsea Wolfe) Video

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Deafheaven’s acclaimed new release, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, came out in July and we named it Album Of The Week. Today, the LA-based band debuted a video for the stand-out track “Night People,” which features Chelsea Wolfe. The simple clip was created by Ben Chisolm and it shows Wolfe and Deafheaven’s George Clarke singing … More »

Album Of The Week: Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

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Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human LoveAfter the soothing sound of the ocean tide, the first instrument you hear on Ordinary Corrupt Human Love is a piano. Soon its somber neoclassical arpeggios are intertwining with the yearning slide guitar that has marked many of the most pleasant interludes on previous Deafheaven tracks, and before long the song has bloomed into an … More »

Stream Deafheaven’s New Album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

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Deafheaven-Ordinary-Corrupt-Human-LoveBay Area metal travelers Deafheaven don’t release new albums all that often, but when they do, those albums tend to be earthshaking events. Next week, they’ll follow up 2015’s New Bermuda with their titanic, convulsive fourth album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. In a lot of ways, it’s their most straight-up beautiful album, which is saying … More »

Deafheaven – “Canary Yellow”

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DeafheavenY’all read our new Deafheaven cover story yet? It’s arguably the most in-depth look at the band’s story yet, one that will get you plenty amped for their new album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love — not that you needed any further enticement to listen to the latest from one of metal’s most reliably awesome … More »

Hear A Hot Minute Of New Deafheaven Song “Near”

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Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human LoveDeafheaven’s new album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, drops in mid-July, and the first single, “Honeycomb,” came out in late April. I dunno when single #2 will arrive — there’s only seven tracks on the LP, which complicates the long-rollout strategy — but today, you at least get some new music: the first minute of … More »