On July 13, 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.
Working again with producer Jack Shirley, Deafheaven have expanded their heavy, kinetic sound to bring in layered psychedelic vocals, jazz-inspired percussion, and intricate piano melodies. 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.
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love’s lead single “Honeycomb” further reveals Deafheaven’s literary sensibilities. With its lyrics referencing Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar (author of the stream-of-consciousness novel Hopscotch), the endlessly captivating track is accompanied by a video that shows glimpses of Deafheaven in the studio and captures their wanderings around San Francisco.
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Formed in San Francisco in 2010, Deafheaven (vocalist George Clarke, guitarists Kerry McCoy and Shiv Mehra, and drummer Dan Tracy) made their debut with 2011’s Roads To Judah and had an unexpected crossover hit with their 2013 sophomore effort Sunbather. Along with being praised as “one of the best albums of the year” by Stereogum, their third album New Bermuda was hailed as “a brilliant collision of beauty and despair” in Pitchfork’s Best New Music review.
Known for their transcendent live show, Deafheaven announce tour dates in support of Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. The 30-date run begins July 11 in Phoenix, AZ at Crescent Ballroom and goes through August 18 in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern. Tickets are on sale Friday, April 20th.
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