Deafheaven Announce New Live Album, 10 Years Gone

Deafheaven's new release is comprised of the set they would have been performing this year were it not for COVID.

Deafheaven Announce New Live Album, 10 Years Gone
Emily Carter
Bobby Cochran

Like every single band this year, Deafheaven were forced to scrap their touring plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. And so, for fans who didn't get to see the San Fransisco blackgaze crew on the road, the band have come up with a really cool alternative: a new live album featuring the setlist they would have played.

10 Years Gone is set to celebrate the past decade of Deafheaven, and is due out on December 4 via Sargent House. Speaking about the record, George Clarke explains: “Earlier this year we intended on celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Deafheaven demo released through Bandcamp on June 1, 2010 with a tour of North America with our friends Inter Arma, Greet Death and All Your Sisters. Unfortunately, we couldn’t fulfil that tour because of fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. To rebound from the financial and morale hit, we put together an album of the set we intended to perform.

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“Revisiting the songs in this studio sessions format with Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden reminded us of how important these years have been. I’m thankful we were able to give songs like Daedalus, the first we wrote, and other favourites like Vertigo and Kettle new power after so many years of playing them. They made me think of the people who played on them with us. For the first time we’ve included information on who played on what tracks and when they were originally released. We included thank yous in the liner notes to these musicians who’ve spent time with this project, on tour or on record and all of the touring crew, label support and management support who have helped us this past decade.

“We're thankful we were able to do this project and that fans have stuck with us as we make new music for 2021. Thank you for helping us move forward and I hope you enjoy this record as a small interim in the Deafheaven story. We’ll see you soon.”

Listen to Daedalus (live) below:

The tracklist for 10 Years Gone is as follows:

1. From The Kettle Onto The Coil
2. Daedalus
3. Vertigo
4. Language Games
5. Glint
6. Baby Blue
7. The Pecan Tree
8. Dream House

And the artwork looks like this:

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