Deafheaven share eerie music video for 'Night People', announce US tour

The clip for the third single of their latest album 'Ordinary Corrupt Human Love' features frontman George Clarke and collaborator Chelsea Wolfe in an eerie, gothic setting.


                            Deafheaven share eerie music video for 'Night People', announce US tour

Californian black metal spearheads Deafheaven released their highly acclaimed new album 'Ordinary Corrupt Human Love', the followup to 2015’s 'New Bermuda', in mid-July, with definitive, sprawling cuts 'Honeycomb' and 'Canary Yellow' as the album’s advance singles. In Meaww's review of the album, we said that 'Ordinary Corrupt Human Love' "while reconfirming the band as a genreless powerhouse, also gives them the new status of the flag-bearers of the indie mainstream."

Now, the San Francisco 'blackgaze' pioneers have unveiled a music video for the third single off the album, the ruminative piano-driven track 'Night People,' on which gothic folk-metal singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe shares lead vocal duties with Deafheaven singer George Clarke. 

In the clip for the relatively softer cut of the album, the faces of Clarke and Wolfe are seen floating against a black backdrop, exuding an eerie, gothic atmosphere that one would typically associate with Deafheaven's music videos. At some points, their heads are eerily superimposed over each other, resulting in what looks to be a two-faced metallic monster. As CoS points out, the visuals were helmed by Ben Chisolm, who’s played as part of Wolfe’s band as well as other acts like Myrkur.

Meanwhile, Deafheaven — who are currently amid a headlining North American jaunt with Drab Majesty and Uniform — have expanded their upcoming touring plans to include a slew of co-headlining dates alongside NYC-based shoegaze darlings DIIV. It's a curious, but well thought-out pairing, since Deafheaven themselves are famous for incorporating many elements of shoegaze into their unique brand of genre-bending black metal. The North American trek kicks off October 20 in Tucson, Arizona and wraps up on November 17 in Santa Cruz, CA. 

Check out Deafheven's new music video for 'Night People' below, followed by the band’s updated itinerary.

Deafheaven 2018 Tour Dates:
08/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
08/03 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room *
08/04 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *
08/05 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater *
08/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
08/08 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
08/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre *
08/11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial *
08/12 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

08/14 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *
08/17 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick *
08/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
09/13 – Warsaw, PL @ Hybrydy #
09/14 – Poznan, PL @ U Bazyla #
09/15 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol #
09/17 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik #
09/18 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller #
09/19 – Stockholm, SE @ Kraken #
09/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega #
09/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso #
09/23 – Esch Alzette, KU @ Rockhal #
09/25 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix #
09/26 – Koln, DE @ Essigfabrik #
09/27 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu #
09/28 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez #
09/30 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece #
10/01 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla #
10/02 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School #
10/03 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus #
10/05 – London, UK @ ULU #
10/06 – Nijmegan, NL @ Soulcrusher Festival #
10/07 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie #
10/09 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk #
10/10 – Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus #
10/11 – Milan, IT @ Legend #
10/12 – Bologna, IT @ TPO #
10/13 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara #
10/14 – Vienna, AT @ Arena #
10/20 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress $
10/21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister $
10/22 – El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace $
10/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger $
10/25 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall $
10/26 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club $
10/27 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall $
10/28 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge $
10/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage $
10/31 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall $
11/01 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace $
11/02 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom $
11/03 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt $
11/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit $
11/06 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop $
11/07 – Cincinnati, OH @ Ballroom at the Taft Theatre $
11/09 – Champaign, IL @ Canopy Club $
11/10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme $
11/11 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon $
11/13 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep $
11/15 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s $
11/16 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s $
11/17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst $

* = w/ Drab Majesty and Uniform
& = w/ MONO
# = w/ Inter Arma
$ = w/ DIIV