Deafheaven / New Bermuda
Album: New Bermuda   Collection:General
Artist:Deafheaven   Added:Oct 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-10-25 Pull Date: 2015-12-27 Charts: Loud, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 20 Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1
Airplays: 2 3 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 02, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 12, 2015)
Come Back
4. Aug 23, 2016: Magnetized Toner
Gifts For The Earth
2. Mar 11, 2019: wig out at denny's
Brought To The Water
5. Aug 04, 2016: Life Aquatic
Baby Blue
3. Jul 08, 2017: Narnia
Gifts For The Earth
6. Jul 29, 2016: Life Aquatic
Gifts For The Earth

Album Review
jessica rylan
Reviewed 2015-10-22
Absolutely enchanting mix of black metal, post-rock, shoegaze, bittersweet melodies, and really awesome songwriting decisions that you would never have guessed would work so well. One of my favorites of 2015! This is SF-based Deafheaven’s fifth full-length, and is composed of five long-format songs. They each feature “standard” black metal parts with goblin-scream vocals, blinding-fast drumming, and noisy but melodic guitar washes. But what really sets this record apart is the completely unexpected melodic and textural detours they take freely. Jaw dropping and perfect, should be on everyone’s heavy rotation!

FCC clean. Faves: ALL TRACKS!

1 - Nothing prepares you for the tender guitar break at 4:40, though that melody returns later along with the goblin vocals. And then after the fadeout, a piano part comes in.
2 - Atonal scratching guitar line in beginning, followed by a long semi-melodic section, then fades to a dreamy washy part like a 4AD record, and later returns to a slower, anthemic rock section
3 - starts out mellow and introspective, slowly builds, has some wah-wah guitar solos like an early Subpop band, ends with a long chunky metal part that fades out to the radio playing a traffic report from the next room over some droning tones
4 - delicate echoey guitar intro that quickly is buried by a landslide of guitar and drums, more chugging than other tracks (in a good way), and gives way to a long, napping-in-the-sun post-rock section with what sounds like slide guitar.
5 - Sounds like a mid-tempo Interpol song, but with the goblin vocals, until it gets a little heavier around 3:40, and then bafflingly starts sounding like the Beatles’ Strawberry Fields Forever around 5:10 - even after the screaming comes back!

Track Listing
1. Brought To The Water   3. Baby Blue
2. Luna   4. Come Back
  5. Gifts For The Earth