Deafheaven have shared new track ‘Honeycomb’, along with a 12-minute music video that splices skateboarding footage and panoramas with visual snapshots of seaside bliss.
As visceral as ever, ‘Honeycomb’ sees the Californians black metallers hurtling through an onslaught of unforgiving noise, George Clark’s vocals grating up against pummelling drums.
Around a third of the way in, the band switch gears dramatically. Veering away from darkness for a second, the track touches on yowls of glam rock, and the angular crashes of Bloc Party. As the track peters out, there’s even a flicker of Sigur Ros theatricality.
‘Honeycomb’ is the band’s first music since they released 2015 album ‘New Bermuda’. This new track may well be the first taster of new material to land ahead of Deafheaven’s forthcoming fourth album.
At the beginning of this year, Deafheaven shared a new picture from the studio, simply captioned ‘2018’.
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A representative of the band confirmed to Pitchfork that the band are currently working on a new record at 25th St. Recording in Oakland, with their longtime collaborator and producer Jack Shirley.