The first track from their upcoming album was released this evening, and it is predictably exquisite. Starts with four minutes or so of Deafheaven business as usual, ie full on hammering drums, black metal shrieks, and shoegazey metal guitars, then it goes all classic Thin Lizzy for the middle section before winding down to a gorgeous slow, chiming, lengthy cinematic outro. I know most of you are going to hate it, but it’s the best thing I’ve heard in months, horse staggers and all. It’s brutal, shimmering, happy, melancholy, beautiful, and exciting. I’m already past the mandatory six listens, and can’t wait for the album (July 13th! It has a terrible title!).
And the video is just lovely.