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Deafheaven Live in Berkeley 10.15.21

Went to my first Deafheaven concert, and it was quite a different experience than I was expecting. Some of the songs off the new album worked really well live; the feel of them translated into an incredible experience back and forth between soft and intense waves. Villain, The Gnashing, and Mombasa were all quite powerful. Some of the other songs were a bit muddled as a consequence of some iffy technical stuff.

They finished out with Honeycomb, Brought to the Water, and Dream House. The last two songs were probably some of the best they played, with Brought to the Water hitting all the perfect notes. Clarke has quite a captivating stage presence; the screaming parts are totally worth seeing live if nothing else.

Looking forward to seeing them again.