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DIIV ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, DECEIVER, FOR RELEASE ON 4TH OCTOBER 2019 VIA CAPTURED TRACKS

July 25, 2019
Coley Brown

DIIV

ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, DECEIVER, FOR RELEASE ON 4TH OCTOBER 2019 VIA CAPTURED TRACKS

Rebirth takes place when everything falls apart. On DIIV’s forthcoming third full-length album, Deceiver, (released on 4th October 2019 via Captured Tracks), they craft the soundtrack to personal resurrection under the heavy weight of metallic catharsis, upheld by robust guitars and vocal tension that almost snaps, but never quite. Today, the band – Zachary Cole Smith (lead vocals, guitar) Andrew Bailey (guitar), Colin Caulfield (bass), and Ben Newman (drums) – releases lead single “Skin Game”, which gallops forth on a clean guitar riff before unfolding into a hypnotic hook offset by an off-kilter rhythm and hummable solo.

“It’s an imaginary dialogue between two characters, which could either be myself or people I know,” says Cole of “Skin Game”. “I spent six months in several different rehab facilities at the beginning of 2017. I was living with other addicts. Being a recovering addict myself, there are a lot of questions like, ‘Who are we? What is this disease?’ Our last record was about recovery in general, but I truthfully didn’t buy in. I decided to live in my disease instead. “Skin Game” looks at where the pain comes from. I’m looking at the personal, physical, emotional, and broader political experiences feeding into the cycle of addiction for millions of us.”


Deceiver was recorded in March 2019 in Los Angeles. For the first time, the band enlisted an outside producer in the form of Sonny Diperri (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Protomartyr) whose presence dramatically expanded the sonic palette, making it richer and fuller than ever before. The new album is preceded by 2012’s Oshin and 2016’s critical and fan favorite Is the Is Are. NMEranked it in their Top 10 albums of the year andPitchfork’s audience voted Is the Is Are one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016 as the outlet dubbed it, “gorgeous.” 

The band will embark on a North American tour in October and December including Desert Daze Festival and a performance at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY, with further dates including shows in the UK and Europe, to be announced. Chastity are the main support on dates from the 12th to 27th October. Tickets are on sale here: https://diiv.net/

Pre-order Deceiver here – https://diiv.ffm.to/deceiver 


Deceiver Tracklist: 

1. Horsehead

2. Like Before You Were Born

3. Skin Game

4. Between Tides

5. Taker

6. For the Guilty

7. The Spark

8. Lorelai

9. Blankenship

10. Acheron

DIIV 2019 Tour Dates:

10/11 – Perris, CA – Desert Daze Festival

10/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge

10/14 – Austin, TX – Mohawk

10/15 – Houston, TX – Satellite

10/16 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall

10/18 – Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium

10/19 – Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

10/20 – Cleveland, OH – Phantasy

10/22 – Boston, MA – Paradise

10/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

10/24 – Brooklyn, NY –   Warsaw

10/27 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

12/05 – San Diego, CA –  Belly Up Tavern

12/06 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Guild Hall

12/07 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

12/08 – San Francisco, CA –  The Fillmore

12/10 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile

12/11 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

12/13 – Sonoma, CA – Sonoma Redwood Barn


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