I’m really enjoying the new Deafhaven album and have been listening to it more than anything else the past few weeks. Their blend of Metal and Shoegaze really works for me on many levels.
Baby Blue is the track on the album that separates these genres a bit more than the others which mash them together in closer intervals or even at the same time. The first three minutes of the track focus very much on the shoegaze elements before we then soar into a progressive metal of almost operatic grandeur. After it’s peak the track then subdues to an ambient pad of music with a field recording of transport information from the George Washington Bridge. It really is something special: