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

INDIO, CA - APRIL 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Singer George Clarke of Deafheaven performs onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

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 a performance art piece called Rural Violence III (Rebirth), written by former Pitchfork editor Brandon Stosuy. It’s loosely based on the 1998 Matthew Shepard murder. All proceeds from this release will go to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, a charity that focuses on LGBTQ rights and youth awareness.

Rural Violence III (Rebirth) will be performed on August 6 in Wyoming in a place to be disclosed after you RSVP. It will also feature works by experimental-pop singer Angel Deradoorian, Prurient, Matthew Barney, and more. Listen to “RVIII: Invocation” below.