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Deafheaven - Sunbather
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Release date:
June 11th, 2013
Catalog ID:
Version desc.:
Deathwish Inc.
30 reviews (avg. 58%)
1. Dream House 09:15   Show lyrics
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2. Irresistible 03:13   instrumental
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3. Sunbather 10:17   Show lyrics
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4. Please Remember 06:26   Show lyrics
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5. Vertigo 14:37   Show lyrics
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6. Windows 04:43   Show lyrics
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7. The Pecan Tree 11:27   Show lyrics
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Band members
George Clarke Vocals
Daniel Tracy Drums
Kerry McCoy Guitars, Bass, Piano
Stephane Paut Spoken word (track 4)
Miscellaneous staff
Jack Shirley Producer, Editing, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
Nick Steinhardt Art direction, Design
Ryan Aylsworth Photography
George Clarke Vocals
Daniel Tracy Drums
Kerry McCoy Guitars, Bass, Piano
Stephane Paut Spoken word (track 4)
Jack Shirley Producer, Editing, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
Nick Steinhardt Art direction, Design
Ryan Aylsworth Photography
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Regarding the album's lyrical content, the band stated that Sunbather "deals with the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection... serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism."

The colours of the artwork are meant to resemble the colours seen through one's eyelids whilst laying in the sun. The large, simplistic block writing of the album's title was inspired by the artwork of Pulp's 2001 album, "We Love Life".

Released in a two-fold gatefold cardboard cover. The cover features spot gloss UV coating on both sides. Includes insert with a picture and lyrics.

Recording information:

Recorded at Atomic Garden in January 2013.


Barcode: 0 20286 19834 5
Matrix / Runout: 04/22/2013 04:27:40.PM #101106 2352229 01
Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 6): IFPI LN08
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI JI19
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI Z703
Mould SID Code (Variant 3): none
Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI JI02
Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI JI23
Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI JI04

Added by: blackXdeathXcore Modified by: TisI
Added on: 2013-04-03 12:49:48 Last modified on: 2023-07-04 14:05:59