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DIIV Release Skin Game From New Album 'Deceive'

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Coley Brown

DIIV have announced details of their first album in three years.

Heralded by the hypnotic lead single Skin Game, third album 'Deceiver' is set to be released by the band on October 4 via Captured Tracks.

Now comprising of frontman Zachary Cole Smith, along with Andrew Bailey, Colin Caulfield, and Ben Newman, the quartet recorded the follow up to 2016's 'Is The Is Are' in Los Angeles this March alongside producer Sonny Diperri. If the first track is anything to go by, the album looks set to be very different to the sound of DIIV's first two records. Expanding on Skin Game, Smith said:

"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 will accompany the release with North American shows in October and December. Head here for tickets. UK and European shows will be announced in due course.

'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

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