This fall will see the return of DIIV. The Brooklyn indie rockers are set to release their third studio album, Deceiver, on October 4th through Captured Tracks.
Smith’s treatment and recovery period appear to have played an important part in the making of the record. Per a statement, Deceiver is described as “the soundtrack to personal resurrection under the heavy weight of metallic catharsis.”
(Read: The Top 25 Songs of 2019… So Far)
Spanning 10 tracks, the album was recorded this past March in Los Angeles. Sessions featured — for the first time ever — the help of an outside producer in Sonny Diperri (Nine Inch Nails, My Blood Valentine).
The four-piece is teasing Deceiver with lead single “Skin Game”. According to Smith, the track examines various forms of addiction and pain,
“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.”
Hear the blurred reflections of “Skin Game” below.
Pre-orders for Deceiver have begun. DIIV are scheduled to tour North America the week after the new album hits shelves. They’ll hit this year’s Desert Daze festival, Phoenix, Austin, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn, and San Francisco, among other cities. Find tickets here.
02. Like Before You Were Born
03. Skin Game
04. Between Tides
06. For the Guilty
07. The Spark
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