On July 13th, Deafheaven will release their highly anticipated fourth album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. The band’s second full-length for Anti-, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love follows 2015’s critically acclaimed New Bermuda.
The album’s lead single, “Honeycomb,” is an 11-plus minute masterpiece that seamlessly blends black metal with punk and grunge, to my ears at least. The atmosphere that’s created for the greater part of the song is one of hopefulness at the end of a long tunnel of melancholy, all the while delivering a sense of building toward a dramatic climax. And Trevor Deschryver on drums is just incredible to listen to. True, the guitars and bass offer amazing melodies and tones, but the drums seem to drive this song forward, which is an unusual role for a drummer to play.
“Honeycomb” lyrically references Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar (author of the stream-of-consciousness novel Hopscotch), and the song is accompanied by athat shows glimpses of Deafheaven in the studio and captures their wanderings around San Francisco. Have a watch and listen on this page.
Working again with producer Jack Shirley, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love takes its title from Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair, reflecting a theme of hazy, yearning romanticism threaded throughout the album.
Known for their transcendent live show, Deafheaven has announced tour dates in support of Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. The 30-date run begins July 11th, in Phoenix, AZ, at Crescent Ballroom, and goes through August 18th, in Los Angeles, CA, at The Wiltern. Tickets are on sale now.
Deafheaven Tour Dates:
JUL 11 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
JUL 13 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
JUL 14 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
JUL 15 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
JUL 17 Orlando, FL @ The Social
JUL 18 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
JUL 19 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
JUL 20 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
JUL 21 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
JUL 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
JUL 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
JUL 25 Boston, MA @ Royale
JUL 26 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
JUL 27 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
JUL 28 Detroit, MI @ El Club
JUL 30 Chicago, IL @ Metro *
JUL 31 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
AUG 01 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
AUG 03 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
AUG 04 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
AUG 05 Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
AUG 07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
AUG 08 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
AUG 10 Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
AUG 11 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
AUG 12 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
AUG 14 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
AUG 17 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
AUG 18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
All Dates with Drab Majesty & Uniform
*also w. MONO
Rock Hard \m/