News for Deaf Wish

NEWS : FRI, SEP 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Deaf Wish Announce U.S. Tour Dates In Support Of ‘Pain’

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Melbourne’s mighty Deaf Wish will bring their thunderous live show stateside this October in support of Pain.  The tour begins October 6th in Chicago at Township and ends October 24th in Seattle at Black Lodge.

In case you missed it:  We suggest you experience the visual odyssey for “On” directed by Vincenzi Vandella, who describes it thusly: “Rainbows, Snakes, Chrome, Champagne. A live broadcast from the Deaf Wish cathedral.”


Allow us to also mention that Pain is available for purchase on CD / LP / DL from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp.  LP orders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on clear, black marbled vinyl (while supplies last).
 

Tour Dates
Oct. 06 - Chicago, IL - Township
Oct. 07 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
Oct. 08 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
Oct. 09 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
Oct. 10 - New York, NY - Cakeshop
Oct. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville
Oct. 12 - Washington, DC - DC9
Oct. 13 - Asheville, NC - Lazy Diamond
Oct. 14 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum
Oct. 15 - Memphis, TN - Murphy’s
Oct. 16 - New Orleans, LA - Sidney’s Saloon
Oct. 17 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder
Oct. 18 - Austin, TX - Trailer Space Records
Oct. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
Oct. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Gods
Oct. 21 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
Oct. 22 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
Oct. 23 - Portland, OR - They Know
Oct. 24 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge

For more information + ticket links, please go here.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, AUG 7, 2015 at 7:15 AM

Watch Deaf Wish’s “On”: The surreal new video from ‘Pain’

You can now experience Deaf Wish’s official video for “On,” from Pain, their new album releasing today - yes, it’s finally here - worldwide.

When pressed for a description of the visual, director Vincenzi 
Vandella offered this: “Rainbows, Snakes, Chrome, Champagne. A live broadcast from the Deaf Wish cathedral (see Brooklyn Vegan video premiere August 7th).”

Pain was recorded & produced by the band at Reservoir, Victoria, mixed by Mikey Young and mastered by April Golden at Golden Mastering.

Deaf Wish have confirmed a few Australian dates in support ofPain, including August 28th in Geelong, AU at Barwon Club and the band’s official CD release show on September 5th in Melbourne, AU at The Tote. (Never fear: a North American tour will be announcement shortly.)
 
Starting today, Pain is available for purchase on CD / LP / DL from your local purveyor of fine records, and also online from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp.  LP orders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on clear, black marbled vinyl (while supplies last).
 

Tour Dates
Aug. 28 - Geelong, AU - Barwon Club Geelong 
Sep. 05 - Melbourne, AU - The Tote


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, JUL 30, 2015 at 9:20 AM

Listen: Deaf Wish ‘Pain’ Album stream via SPIN

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You can now listen to Deaf Wish’s Pain in its entirety via SPIN.  The band’s first album on Sub Pop Records releases worldwide next ween on August 7th.

Pain is available for preorder from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp.  Why preorder, you ask?  All LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on clear, black marbled vinyl (while supplies last), and you may (or may not be) surprised to hear… there’s also a t-shirt for that. 

SPIN had this to say of the album, “The group debuted on Sub Pop last October with their four-track EP St. Vincent’s, a short, dissonant introduction to the band for the wider public. With the release of their first LP for the label, Pain, it’s safe to say that the Australian foursome has since abandoned that initial mission, proving through nauseous instrumentation and chiming vocals that they have something worth sticking around for. Songs off Pain play with the whole spectrum of anxious indie rock. Some are small ruptures of electrified rage (“Newness Again,” “Eyes Closed”) while others are more mellow and melodic (“Sunset’s Fool,” “On”). All four members take turns on vocals, and each offers a hypnotically haunting aura no matter if they’re screaming or taking it easier on their vocal cords (see album premiere July 30th)”

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, JUN 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Listen to the new Deaf Wish track “They Know”

This just in: Listen to Deaf Wish’s “They Know,” the second offering from the band’s forthcoming album, Pain as premiered by Noisey this morning.
 
Pain will be available on CD/ LP/DL worldwide August 7th on Sub Pop. The album was recorded & produced by the band at Reservoir, Victoria, mixed by Mikey Young and mastered by April Golden at Golden Mastering. Pain is the follow up to their label debut, the 4-song St. Vincent’s 7” single, released last October.

Noisey had this to say of the band and “They Know”:  
“From the start, the foursome (consisting of bassist Nick Pratt, drummer Daniel Twomey and guitarists Sarah Hardiman and Jensen Tjhung) have shared a basic philosophy; keep it loud but simple. Their live performance bleeds with genuine charisma. It’s a tenacious and aggressive approach to creating music that has an almost disdain for predictability and code…“They Know” taken from the album clocks in at just under a minute-and-a-half but is indicative of the Deaf Wish spirit. Two guitars play at max volume, a drum sets getting a trouncing while Hardiman effortlessly coos, “What do they know (see premiere June 29th).)?”
 
Pain is now available for preorder from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.  LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on clear, black marbled vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design, available individually and as part of a bundle with purchase of the new record.

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, MAY 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Melbourne’s Deaf Wish to release ‘Pain’ August 7th on Sub Pop

Melbourne’s Deaf Wish will release Pain, their first full-length album for Sub Pop, on CD/LP/DL worldwide August 7th. The album, featuring the highlights “Eyes Closed,” “On,” “Calypso,” and the title track, was recorded & produced by the band at Reservoir, Victoria, mixed by Mikey Young and mastered by April Golden at Golden Mastering. Pain is the follow up to their label debut, the 4-song St. Vincent’s 7” single, released last October.
 
You can now listen to “Eyes Closed” via Stereogum, who say the track: ““Eyes Closed” initiates with the sound of off-white noise, a fragile rumble that opens the track’s seams and makes room for it to grow into something much more sinister. The song is an exploration of various tiers of dreaming consciousness: “I’m not awake, I’ve got my eyes closed/ I’m sleepwalking, with my eyes closed.”…There’s a certain sense of spontaneity to this debut single, suggesting that Deaf Wish formulate their songs in short, sharp moments of inspiration (see song premiere May 12th).”
 
Pain is now available for preorder from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.  LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on clear, black marbled vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design, available individually and as part of a bundle with purchase of the new record.
 
About Deaf Wish:
When Deaf Wish found themselves in a room together for the very first time, they agreed on a guiding philosophy: “Let’s not make anything that’s going to last. If we’re together for just two shows, then that’s what it is.”
 
They’ve deviated some.
 
Over the course of eight years, the Melbourne foursome—bassist Nick Pratt, drummer Daniel Twomey and guitarists Sarah Hardiman and Jensen Tjhung, with each member contributing vocals—have instead amassed one of rock’s most exhilarating bodies of work, a concise run of wooly seven-inches and white-knuckle LPs whose legendary live translation has been most accurately described as “unhinged.” All this despite their being scattered across multiple continents, with no way of getting to know one another outside of intermittent touring. “We didn’t really know what this band was,” Tjhung says. “We had something, but it wasn’t clear—we had to figure out what that was.”
 
This year marks the arrival of Pain, the first they’ve written since coming together again semi-permanently in Melbourne, and their appropriately titled first full-length for Sub Pop. (Last October’s St. Vincent EP was their proper Sub Pop debut.) It is a miraculously dissonant, wonderfully immediate display of Deaf Wish at their mightiest, alive with the same wild chemistry and sense of possibility that made their first recordings so vital. With more time together than they’ve ever had before, they’re found themselves confronted with ideal (yet foreign) conditions. Two-minute freakouts like “Eyes Closed” share airspace with the meditate squall of “On” and the guitar-born majesty of “Calypso.” Everything was captured in three takes or less, in a bleak, nondescript studio on the lifeless outskirts of Melbourne.
 
“It’s a simple thing,” Tjhung says of their approach. “Simple takes the worry out of it. If we try to step it up and go sideways, it just doesn’t seem to work. But we’ve grown up and been through some shit. To get to this point you have to bust through a few walls. It’s easy to be new, and I think, in the end, this is what it is. When you put these people in the room, it’s Deaf Wish (read bio at Sub Pop).”



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, AUG 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Listen to Deaf Wish’s “St. Vincent’s” From Upcoming 7” Single

Melbourne, Australia’s Deaf Wish will release St. Vincent’s, their 4-song single and North American debut, on 7” vinyl and DL October 6th in Europe and October 7th in North America via Sub Pop.  You can listen to the title track now! 

Pre-orders for Deaf Wish’s St. Vincent’s are available now via Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, and Amazon.  There will also be a limited-edition version of the single on blue-colored vinyl available exclusively through megamart.subpop.com (while supplies last).

Deaf Wish have scheduled a North American tour, which begins September 20th in Columbus, OH at Ruby Tuesday and ends on October 11th in Los Angeles, CA at Permanent Records (instore). Preceding the tour is a hometown show in Melbourne on September 13th  at John Curtin Hotel. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
 

About Deaf Wish:
Deaf Wish is not a band. Rather, a cruel joke that collides personalities that shouldn’t share oxygen let alone creative impulses.  Their seven-year history could be condensed to a flash of intense love, separation and science fiction.  This is a group stuck together with tape and spit. This is a guitar band. For­­­ the ages. Deaf Wish embrace abrasive and primal elements to make a sound that is loud and unhinged, but sewn together with a sense of sincerity and emotional abandon. It is wild volume, the explosion of the torment and ill ease.  Rarely does life vexation and desperation seem so heartfelt, and disconnectedly optimistic.

Deaf Wish consists of Sarah Hardiman (guitar, vocals), Nick Pratt (bass, vocals), Jensen Tjhung (guitar, vocals), and Daniel Twomey (drums) and hail from Melbourne, Australia. Their live show has been documented as “one of the city’s fiercest, most unhinged and chaotic live acts”.  The first Deaf Wish album was recorded in one day and released three days later as a CDR in a vomit bag. It will now be reissued for a second time on Homeless Records. Their follow up, Reality & Visions (2009) was a toothless bastard child on a savage inward journey. Mercy (2011), their third album, was recorded in a feverish week
 (read more at Sub Pop).



Posted by Sam Sawyer