Pre-order New Deafheaven Album
2013-05-22 by csvhrvrnxell | 43 Comments

Sunbather, the forthcoming album by San Francisco black metal act Deafheaven, is now available for pre-order and digital purchase on Deathwish Inc.'s e-store. An immediate download of the entire album in high-quality MP3 format is included with all purchases of physical formats.

Deafheaven on the Deathwish Inc. e-store:

http://deathwishinc.com/estore/category/DEAFHEAVEN.html

Upcoming U.S. tour dates in support of Sunbather are listed below, as seen on the band's tumblr.

BORIS & DEAFHEAVEN

May 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Boris - SOLD OUT

May 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Boris & Marriages

May 24, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Boris & Ides of Gemini

DEAFHEAVEN & MARRIAGES

Jun 19, 2013 - Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

Jun 21, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Jun 22, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7

Jun 23, 2013 - Houston, TX @ Mango’s

Jun 25, 2013 - Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub

Jun 26, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Jun 26, 2013 - North Birmingham, AL @ The Forge

Jun 27, 2013 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone Club

Jun 29, 2013 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade

Jun 30, 2013 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel

Jul 1, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

Jul 2, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

Jul 3, 2013 - Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s Place

Jul 5, 2013 - Cleveland Heights, OH@ Grog Shop

Jul 6, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

Jul 7, 2013 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge

Jul 8, 2013 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar

Jul 9, 2013 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater

Jul 10, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Jul 11, 2013 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Jul 13, 2013 - Portland, OR @ Bunker Bar

Jul 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom of the Hill

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Band Page: Deafheaven

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

31096 Comments


An immediate download of the entire album in high-quality MP3 format is included with all purchases of physical formats.


I admire the desire to reward the paying fans immediately, but given that the album was uploaded within about ten minutes of this offer you kind of have to wonder if it was the smartest way to go about it

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sniper
May 22nd 2013

19048 Comments


true. albums invariably get uploaded eventually though. a full stream would have been a good idea.

PunchforPunch
May 22nd 2013

6230 Comments


thank you deathwish

sniper
May 22nd 2013

19048 Comments


really can't wait to see the artwork on the vinyl

GringoSuave89
May 22nd 2013

1027 Comments


Deathwish is always on top of their shit. Always try to support the albums I check out and love. Plus they have great vinyl colors.

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

8780 Comments


and the album is actually really good, what do you know

henryChinaski
May 22nd 2013

2733 Comments


Sweet.

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Tijnmans
May 22nd 2013

354 Comments


"I admire the desire to reward the paying fans immediately, but given that the album was uploaded within about ten minutes of this offer you kind of have to wonder if it was the smartest way to go about it"

But then illegal downloading is great promotion for people who consider to buy a physical copy.

TooLateToGoBack
May 22nd 2013

1762 Comments


already pre-ordered (red and gold, baby)

also, see you guys at the July 2nd show

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

8780 Comments


yeah i downloaded it and i'm now probably going to buy the vinyl and i wasn't originally, so

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

23807 Comments


damn no shows in Canada, I'd like to catch this tour. Surely not worth me driving to Seattle.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

31096 Comments


But then illegal downloading is great promotion for people who consider to buy a physical copy.


Yeah I get all of this and agree, but from a business point of view (and even from an artist point of view) I'm sure no one wanted the decision for the internet to be able to hear the album taken out of their hands

Wizard
May 22nd 2013

19343 Comments


and the album is actually really good, what do you know

I thought you rated their first album a 1.5 and yet this sounds so damn similar?

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

21791 Comments


Might listen but I haven't heard Roads to Judah yet

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Wizard
May 22nd 2013

19343 Comments


Don't fall into the hype fish, alot of people over-rate the hell out of this band.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

31096 Comments


I'll overrate you in a minute

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

21791 Comments


Have you ever seen me fall into sputnik hype


DallyLama
May 22nd 2013

1070 Comments


is Please Remember supposed to sound like absolute shit halfway through?

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

16315 Comments


I thought you rated their first album a 1.5 and yet this sounds so damn similar?


I thought Sunbather was quite different tbh

MasBarHigeuoris21
May 22nd 2013

1559 Comments


Will just wait for a torrent to become available.

zaruyache
May 22nd 2013

6280 Comments


is Please Remember supposed to sound like absolute shit halfway through?

It's supposed to be staticy, yes.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

21791 Comments


When I first saw that album cover I hated it. Love it now.

zaruyache
May 22nd 2013

6280 Comments


The cover art goes nicely with that of their EP and demo. Roads to Judah is the odd man out in their discog, art-wise ha.

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

4507 Comments


Wait, you mean Deafheaven ARENT on Captured Tracks?

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013

23807 Comments


@Deviant

"I'm sure no one wanted the decision for the internet to be able to hear the album taken out of their hands"

yeah but they had to have known exactly what was going to happen when they decided to give out downloads to people who pre-order it. It's a questionable marketing strategy to be sure, but I don't think it was a mistake. They knew exactly what was going to happen.

zaruyache
May 22nd 2013

6280 Comments


I don't get what the controversy is, exactly; the album was going to leak in a few days anyway. At the very least this gives Deathwish some brownie points with the fanbase because free stuff always = good. I like this label a little bit more because they gave me the album early. I'm more likely to give them money now, because they seem like a respectable label that is "with" the times.

sniper
May 23rd 2013

19048 Comments


yeah i bought the vinyl just to get the download. well, i likely would have bought it later anyway though so idk.

either way i could have downloaded a leak but i didn't because i wanted those 320 files and that was enough to get me to buy the record. "package" deals just work on people.

auberginedreams
May 23rd 2013

6033 Comments


the leak is 320.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2013

8780 Comments


the first leak was 160, the second leak is just the 320's from the vinyl pre-order

if your leak came with a pdf, it's the 320

auberginedreams
May 23rd 2013

6033 Comments


oh well mine has a pdf so that makes sense. i didn't even see it there until now.

sniper
May 23rd 2013

19048 Comments


yeah but this is def an album that is worth my money

auberginedreams
May 23rd 2013

6033 Comments


true.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2013

21791 Comments


Mine's 320kbps but has no pdf.

This isn't really a leak anyway. The album's simply been released and for some reason they decided to do that several weeks before the official release date

Sunn177
May 23rd 2013

285 Comments


"yeah but they had to have known exactly what was going to happen when they decided to give out downloads to people who pre-order it. It's a questionable marketing strategy to be sure, but I don't think it was a mistake. They knew exactly what was going to happen."

I see it this way: They are well aware that the albums they release will leak and they give the customer the download as an "extra bonus" (if that's the proper analogy for it) for buying the physical not caring if it gets out there early or is pirated or whatever as long as people hear it thats all that matters.Deathwish recognizes the time in which we live where alot of music fans like the download concept and this gives them the opportunity to give people what they want but also maybe introduce them to the physical copy concept if they were never introduced to it ( in these terms I guess more so to the younger generation).It's probably one of the more promising marketing things you could do now a days for a small independent label.


Sunn177
May 23rd 2013

285 Comments


Really liking this a lot more then RTJ much more variety.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 23rd 2013

31096 Comments


yeah but they had to have known exactly what was going to happen when they decided to give out downloads to people who pre-order it. It's a questionable marketing strategy to be sure, but I don't think it was a mistake. They knew exactly what was going to happen.


No I get this, and also think that the mentality was probably along the lines of "well fuck it, it's probably gonna leak any day now. At least this way we can kind of control it to a degree". I'm literally just thinking (typing?) out loud here, I'm certainly not responding to any one thing in particular. For instance:

I don't get what the controversy is, exactly;


There's certainly no controversy here (wtf???)



Keyblade
May 23rd 2013

14720 Comments


should i check this? band has always struck me as intriguing and my kinda queefy bm, but i've been cautious. this seems like a good place to start

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2013

21791 Comments


Album's streaming now anyway

http://pitchfork.com/advance/120-sunbather/

zaruyache
May 23rd 2013

6280 Comments


There's certainly no controversy here (wtf???)

I was loosely using the word to refer to the conversation regarding the label's business practice in question. "Controversy" not meaning "scandal," but more simply a "debate" or discussion of some sort. :-]

auberginedreams
May 23rd 2013

6033 Comments


that's not really how the word is used though.

zaruyache
May 23rd 2013

6280 Comments


That's pretty much the basic definition of the word, though. Its use may now be synonymous with "scandal," but pop culture shouldn't pigeonhole any one word to a specific meaning.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 23rd 2013

31096 Comments


but pop culture shouldn't pigeonhole any one word to a specific meaning.


wut

zaruyache
May 23rd 2013

6280 Comments


Pop culture, society, whatever. Political pundits and newscaster people have given the word a pretty overall negative connotation, which it should not have. Debate isn't bad, nor is it a sign of weakness or scandal.



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