Eaux Claires Festival 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Eaux Claires, the festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, celebrated its second annual event in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,…
SPIN Staff / August 15, 2016

Deafheaven’s George Clarke and Dana Wachs Team Up on 20-Minute Ambient Track

Deafheaven's George Clarke and Vorhees sound artist Dana Wachs have joined to create a remarkable 20-minute ambient soundscape. Titled "RVIII: Invocation," the track was written to soundtrack…
Rachel Brodsky / August 4, 2016

Deafheaven Are 2015’s Band of the Year

I really wish Deafheaven would have destroyed the Beverly. It would've been a defeat for the development that's sucking the life out of music locales…
Andy O'Connor / December 21, 2015

The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

Continuing the domination of last year's hellish hopscotch between anarchy and orthodoxy, fortune — for 2015's best metal acts — has once again favored the bold.
SPIN Staff / December 14, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

The 101 Best Songs of 2015

The Hills were alive with the sound of music in 2015, a period dominated by pop monoliths — the year started with Mark Ronson and…
SPIN Staff / November 30, 2015

Review: Deafheaven Turn Black Metal All Different Colors on ‘New Bermuda’

Deafheaven have been the subject of many bold proclamations, to the point where merely having any opinion about them is draining. Here is one take…
Andy O'Connor / September 29, 2015

Deafheaven’s Guitarist Used Homophobic Slurs on Twitter

Deafheaven's guitarist Kerry McCoy is facing a lot of flack for repeatedly using homophobic slurs in a series of three-year-old tweets. According to screenshots the were posted…
James Grebey / September 28, 2015

Deafheaven Are Streaming Their Third LP, ‘New Bermuda’

San Francisco-based metal outfit Deafheaven are streaming their third LP (and first for new label Anti-), New Bermuda, on NPR First Listen a week ahead of…
Harley Brown / September 24, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: DIIV, Deafheaven, Made of Oak, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from haze-pop guitar heroes,…
SPIN Staff / September 22, 2015

Deafheaven Released a Majestic New Single, ‘Brought To the Water’

After black-metal monoliths Deafheaven unveiled plans to release the follow-up to 2013's Sunbather — titled New Bermuda, the group's latest will arrive on October 2 via ANTI- Records — the…
Rachel Brodsky / August 18, 2015

Deafheaven Announce Third LP, ‘New Bermuda’

UPDATE: Today, Deafheaven have announced that the title of the record is, in fact, New Bermuda. It'll be out October 2. Frontman George Clarke says…
Colin Joyce / July 27, 2015

Submit to Deafheaven’s Obliterating Single, ‘From the Kettle Onto the Coil’

Black-metal alchemists Deafheaven are the newest addition to this year's Adult Swim Summer Singles Program, which last week saw a release from Flying Lotus' cartoon…
Colin Stutz / August 22, 2014

Governors Ball 2014: The 15 Best Things We Saw

SPIN spent this past weekend on New York City's Randall's Island, taking in the three-day wonder that is the Governors Ball Music Festival. We gave…
SPIN Staff / June 9, 2014

Adult Swim’s Next Singles Series: Future, Deafheaven, Giorgio Moroder, More

The 2013 Adult Swim Singles series featured some great tracks from Marnie Stern, Dan Deacon, Run the Jewels, and Metz, and this year's lineup is…
Dan Reilly / June 2, 2014
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