Blake Reviews Gabe’s Top 10, No. 7: Deafheaven, New Bermuda

From now until Dec. 30, music editor Gabe Vodicka will reveal his top 10 (non-local) albums of 2015, and news editor Blake Aued (along with his 17-month-old daughter, Iris) will review each selection in response.

7. Deafheaven: New Bermuda

Gabe: On New Bermuda, the stilted self-consciousness that marred the band’s breakthrough LP, Sunbather, gave way to stylistic transcendence, as the Bay Area band fully realized its dream-rock potential.

Blake: Dammit, Gabe, you were doing so well.

Iris: This perked her right the hell up. “Dat dat?” (Translation: “What is that?”) I don’t know, sweetheart, it sounds like some kinda proggy death metal or something. Ask your Uncle Gabe. Four milks out of four.