|George Clarke of Deafheaven. All photos (c) PMR.|
What can I say about Deafheaven's performance as part of VIA Thursday? They didn't hit the stage until well after midnight, and they played just five songs in the span of an hour. The group's black metal shoegaze is hauntingly beautiful. There were treacherous peaks, and it was incredibly loud, but it never became overwhelming. The band always knew when to pull back, to create the empty spaces that made the onslaughts that much more pronounced.
Here are some photos from the performance: