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DIIV announce new album ‘Deceiver’ & North American tour (listen to “Skin Game”)

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DIIV are back with their first album in three years, titled Deceiver and out October 4 via Captured Tracks. The band — which is now frontman Zachary Cole Smith, along with Andrew Bailey (guitar), Colin Caulfield (bass), and Ben Newman (drums) — made the album with producer Sonny Diperri (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Protomartyr) and, judging by first single “Skin Game,” it’s in a much different direction than the distinctive, propulsive sound of DIIV’s first two albums. It’s still shoegazy, but more melodic and crunchier. Says Cole:

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.

Listen to that below. DIIV will be on tour this fall, kicking off with an appearance at Desert Daze Fest and the tour hits Brooklyn at Warsaw on October 24. That show is with Chastity (who are on the first part of the tour) and tickets go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10 AM with an artist presale starting Thursday, July 25 at 10 AM (password: DECEIVER).

All dates are listed below.

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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
* – Chastity supporting

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