Deafheaven will mark ten years as a band with a new live album, 10 Years Gone.
They announced the project by releasing a fresh recording of “Daedalus,” which was the first song they ever wrote. The eight-track album includes material from the course of their career, from 2011’s Roads to Judah to their latest record Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. It was recorded in Oakland, California studio Atomic Garden with Jack Shirley, who also produced their breakthrough album Sunbather.
10 Years Gone was actually the blackgaze band’s plan B for their ten-year anniversary celebrations: They had actually planned to embark on a North American tour with Inter Arma, Greet Death and All Your Sisters. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t fulfill that tour because of fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic,” frontman George Clarke explained in a statement. “To rebound from the financial and morale hit, we put together an album of the set we intended to perform.”
He added, “I’m thankful we were able to give songs like ‘Daedalus,’ the first we wrote, and other favorites 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.”
10 Years Gone will be out December 4. Listen to the new recording of “Daedalus” here: