In NPR’s review of black metal/shoegaze band Deafheaven’s new album, the writer compares the album to two surprising bands: Tooth & Nail alumni Starflyer 59 and MewithoutYou.

“If that mix of styles isn’t strange enough, doomy South Of Heaven-era Slayer somehow sets “Come Back” up for a Wilco-inspired slide guitar and a languid exit that takes a page out of Starflyer 59’s lounge-gaze phase.”

Starflyer 59 responded on Twitter with both appreciation and information fans have been waiting for:


The upcoming LP will be the band’s 14th full-length release. In the meantime, check out a new song from Starflyer 59 on a split 7″ with Mike Adams at His Honest Weight via Flannelgraph Records