PICS: Deafheaven at Brick by Brick

You might as well have been sunbathing if you were at Deafheaven's scorching Brick by Brick show. See the sweat-drenched photos here.

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Deafheaven headlined Brick by Brick on Friday, Aug. 17.
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Drab Majesty and Uniform also played.
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And with no air conditioning at the sold-out show, it felt like 1,000 degrees.
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Tim Fears
Deafheaven is fronted by George Clarke, who looks especially fierce here.
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Guitarist Kerry McCoy co-founded the band with Clarke in 2010.
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Their sound has been characterized as a blend of shoegaze and black metal.
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No wonder Pitchfork likes them so much.
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In 2013, Deafheaven released the album "Sunbather," which Pitchfork awarded an unheard of 8.9 out of 10 upon its release.
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In July 2018, the band released their newest album, "Ordinary Corrupt Human Love."
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While the album remains plenty heavy, it also features the clean vocal stylings of Chelsea Wolfe on the song "Night People."
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Despite widespread critical acclaim, Deafheaven have also inspired ridicule amongst some black metal purists.
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Tim Fears
They don't fit the Burzum or Mayhem mold, but they're also not trying to.
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If they were, they probably wouldn't be on tour with DIIV right now.
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It's just a shame DIIV wasn't on the bill in San Diego.
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Apparently, both bands are good friends and have great chemistry together.
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And when you're on tour, it's more important to have a good time than to have a perfect pairing of sound.
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Tim Fears
That being said, it does make for an interesting juxtaposition.
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That is, of course, if you're not a purist.
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