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DIIV Announce New Album and Tour, Share New Song “Skin Game”: Listen

DIIV have officially announced their third album. Deceiver, the follow up to 2016’s Is the Is Are, is out October 4 via Captured Tracks. Listen to their new song “Skin Game” below. Scroll down for the album artwork and tracklist. Find physical editions of Deceiver at Rough Trade. (Pitchfork may earn a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)

One week after Deceiver arrives, DIIV are set to embark on a U.S. tour. The shows take place in October and December. They’ll be joined at select dates by Chastity. Check out the band’s schedule below. Get tickets here.


DIIV: “Skin Game”
(via Bandcamp)

DIIV recorded Deceiver in March 2019 in Los Angeles with producer Sonny Diperri. Zachary Cole Smith, the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist, discussed “Skin Game” in a statement:

It’s an imaginary dialogue between two characters, which could either
be myself or people I know. 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.

DIIV’s current lineup includes Zachary Cole Smith, Andrew Bailey (guitar), Colin Caulfield (bass), and Ben Newman (drums). The band recently confirmed that Devin Ruben Perez, who faced controversy after his 4chan posts were made public, has been out of the band since December 2017.

Revisit Pitchfork’s feature “All Apologies: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Returns From the Brink.”

Deceiver:

01 Horsehead
02 Like Before You Were Born
03 Skin Game
04 Between Tides
05 Taker
06 For the Guilty
07 The Spark
08 Lorelai
09 Blankenship
10 Acheron

DIIV:

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

$ with Chastity


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