Deafheaven drops a new song “The Gnashing”

Author Arto Mäenpää - 9.7.2021

San Francisco band Deafheaven’s forthcoming album “Infinite Granite” is arriving August 20th via Sargent House and here is their next offering. “The Gnashing” is grand in scope; an urgent rock masterstroke driven by shimmering, technicolour guitar work and Clarke’s newfound shift in vocal approach.

The song follows the first single “Great Mass of Color”, which brought to light the vocal shift to their fans with Pitchfork commenting “it’s shocking to hear the band turn their carefully crafted aesthetic inside out just because they can.”

“Infinite Granite” is yet another giant leap forward for Deafheaven – a band that has been defying genre conventions for the past decade. With production from Justin Meldal-Johnsen, known for his stellar work with M83, Wolf Alice, Paramore, Metric, among others, Deafheaven embarks on a new chapter of defiant beauty and their most goosebump-inducing album to date. Jack Shirley, who recorded all the previous Deafheaven albums, remained on board to engineer part of Infinite Granite at his Atomic Garden East studio in Oakland, CA with additional engineering and mixing coming from nine-time Grammy Award winner Darrell Thorp (Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Beck).

The band has also announced a 25 date US tour. With two previously announced shows this October in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA the tour will kick off in Phoenix on February 22, 2022 wrapping at Treefort Music Festival on March 24th making stops in Austin, DC, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Toronto, Denver, Seattle and more (full dates below). Tickets go on sale tomorrow, July 9th at 10:00 am local time. You can go to deafheaven.com for more info.

You can check out the tour schedule here:

15/10 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre

16/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at the Ace Hotel 

2022

22/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Pressroom

23/2 – Sante Fe, NM  – Meow Wolf

25/2  – Fort Worth, TX – Tulips

26/2 – Austin, TX – Mohawk

27/2 – Houston, TX  – White Oak Music Hall

01/3 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

02/3 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)

03/3  – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

04/3 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

05/3 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

06/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

08/3 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

09/3  – Boston, MA  – Royale

10/3 – Montréal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount

11/3 – Toronto, ON – Opera House

12/3 – Detroit, MI – El Club

14/3 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

15/3 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

16/3 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater              

18/3 – Denver, CO – Summit

19/3 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge    

21/3 – Vancouver, – Crocodile

23/3 – Portland, OR    – Wonder Ballroom

24/3 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest