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Deafheaven Continue to Move Away From Metal on New Single “The Gnashing”

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“Have Deafheaven now fully crossed over into the Pitchfork / Stereogum demographic?” Vince wondered when Deafheaven released their most recent single, “Great Mass of Color,” last month. And now that the band have announced a new album, Infinite Granite, and released the second single from that record, “The Gnashing,” I’d say the answer is “Yup.”

I know I just said this yesterday about that Biffy Clyro cover of Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou,” but “The Gnashing” is like three production changes away from being a Ghost track. Some harmonized vocals, fewer trippy guitar effects, bada bing, bada boom, it’s Ghost. Maybe I just have Ghost on the brain for some reason.

In any case, I like “The Gnashing” quite a bit. I say that as someone who thought “Great Mass of Color” was a smidge too indie rock. I could get down with a whole album of material like “The Gnashing.”

Listen to “The Gnashing” below. Infinite Granite comes out August 20 on Sergeant House. Pre-order/pre-save/pre-download/pre-pre-pre here.

Additionally, the band has released a spate of new tour dates. Those are below. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, July 9th at 10:00 am local time. 

Tour Dates

10/15/21 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
10/16/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
2/22/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Pressroom
2/23/22 – Sante Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
2/25/22 – Fort Worth, TX – Tulips
2/26/22 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
2/27/22 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
3/01/22 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
3/02/22 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade 
3/03/22 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/04/22 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
3/05/22 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
3/06/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/08/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
3/09/22 – Boston, MA – Royale
3/10/22 – Montréal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount
3/11/22 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
3/12/22 – Detroit, MI – El Club
3/14/22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
3/15/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
3/16/22 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater 
3/18/22 – Denver, CO – Summit
3/19/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge 
3/21/22 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
3/22/22- Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
3/23/22 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
3/24/22 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest

Infinite Granite Tracklist

  1. “Shellstar”
  2. “In Blur”
  3. “Great Mass of Color”
  4. “Neptune Raining Diamonds”
  5. “Lament for Wasps”
  6. “Villain”
  7. “The Gnashing”
  8. “Other Language”
  9. “Mombasa”
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