Review: Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

After a storm comes the calm. Yes, the violent winds and heavy rains of a ghastly disaster will disrupt the life surrounding it, but the calm always follows and prevails. Deafheaven’s fourth full-length album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, is that reprieve following the pulverizing storm of 2015’s New Bermuda. Unforgiving in its scope, New Bermuda was a devastating album that encapsulated all of the darkness surrounding the band after breaking through with 2013’s Sunbather. Ordinary Corrupt Human Love sets out to find the humanity within that devastation. So then maybe it’s not incredibly surprising that OCHL opener “You Without End” begins not only with striking grand piano flourishes but also with actress Nadia Kury sober reading of a short story about Oakland. In fact, George Clarke’s simmering vocals don’t enter until three minutes in, taking a backseat to Kerry McCoy’s arena-ready Queen-sized soaring guitar riffs. It’s a proper reintroduction to Deafheaven in 2018, a band that’s wiser, kinder, and more grateful than ever.

Living With Lions – “Tidal Wave” Video

Living With Lions have released a video for “Tidal Wave.” The band’s thoughts on how the video came together:

We paid a music video director a stupid amount of money to make us a video and it turned out awful.. so we decided to salvage it by re editing all the footage, printing it out on paper and colouring on it. We had some really cool artist friends from Vancouver get involved and help us with it. Super proud with how it turned out.

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