Deafheaven’s George Clarke on their new album, “Sunbather”

Deafheaven / photo by Randi Sumner

Deafheaven / photo by Randi Sumner

Deafheaven‘s newest album, Sunbather, comes out tomorrow via Deathwish. It’s a record that Stereogum describes as “expansive, melodic, blinding, textured, dynamic, and moving.” For those who’ve followed the band since their arrival in 2010, the new album will come as no surprise, but for people discovering Deafheaven’s music for the first time, it will seem like a revelation, mixing as it does shoegaze, doom, and black metal for a hypnotic listen. We were lucky enough to be able to ask vocalist George Clarke a few questions via e-mail about Sunbather.
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Download Deathwish’s summer sampler

cover-deathwish-sampler-2012Nothing says “hot summer nights” quite like sweating one’s ass off at a variety of house shows and poorly-ventilated clubs. Deathwish would also like to remind you that summer is also the time when labels hook you up with free music to throw in your headphones or stereo (be it home or vehicular) with their summer 2012 sampler:

Deathwish are proud to present the Punk/Hardcore soundtrack to your sun scorched vacation, “Summer 2012”, our newest FREE Digital Sampler.

Bands included (in order of appearance): Narrows, Oathbreaker, Heiress, Whips/Chains, Rise And Fall, Give Up The Ghost (AN), Loma Prieta, Victims, Birds In Row, Code Orange Kids, Touche Amore, Single Mothers, Living Eyes, Punch, Self Defense Family, Cursed, New Lows, Starkweather, and Deafheaven.

“Summer 2012” is an eclectic hour long trip into the Deathwish world. Download and experience the diversity and creativity within the world of aggressive music we represent. If you like what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore.

Download the Deathwish Summer 2012 Sampler (left click, Mediafire)

Punch, “How Nothing Lasts”

cover-punch-nothing-lastsSan Franciso’s Punch recently signed with Deathwish Inc., who will be releasing their next EP, Nothing Lasts, later this summer. To get you all psyched up for the EP’s release, they’ve posted the title track (or near enough to be), “How Nothing Lasts.”

It hits harder than anything the band’s done to date. If you thought last year’s Push Pull was the auditory equivalent of a blow to the face, this is like getting hit by a car. A release date / pressing info / pre-order date’s yet to be posted, but all that information is forthcoming shortly. In the meantime, play this track over and over, and try not to get all impatient waiting for the whole thing.

PUNCH How Nothing Lasts by deathwishinc