Deafheaven set to record new album, Sunbather, out on Deathwish Spring 2013

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Deafheaven at Will's Pub, Orlando, Florida
Photo by James Dechert

Dropped by Robert Miller

San Francisco, California experimental post-rock/black metal group, Deafheaven have officially announced they will be entering the studio soon to record the sophomore follow-up to their 2011 hit Roads to Judah.

“It’s going to be more expansive,” frontman George Clarke told us in an On the Record interview earlier this year, regarding the then untitled album. “We’re playing around with a lot of different sounds. Lyrically, it will be a lot different. There’s going to be a big focus on surrealism, and I think, overall, it’s just going to be a lot more interesting. We’ve definitely grown a lot since our last release.”

According to the press release, the band will continue to record with Jack Shirley (who also worked with them on Roads to Judah) at Atomic Garden. The album will also remain on the same label as Judah, Deathwish.

“There are a lot of harsh, dark vibes on Sunbather, but don’t be surprised at how lush and rock-driven, even pop-driven certain aspects will be,” lead guitarist Kerry McCoy said about the upcoming album’s themes and content.

Sunbather is set to have a Spring 2013 release, so check back in the future for more information to come.

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Listen to Deafheaven’s cover of Mogwai’s “Punk Rock” / “Cody” below:

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