DIIV are set to release their new album 'Deceiver' on October 4th.
The band's enchanting debut album spawned a thousand shoegaze imitators, but their troubled path blocked a follow up.
Second album 'Is The Is Are' finally arrived in 2016, by which time Zachary Cole Smith - who now goes by Cole - he begun to seek out treatment for his addiction.
New album 'Deceiver' arrives on October 4th, and it's led by dark, visceral single 'Skin Game'.
A song that leans on their post-punk influences - think Bauhaus or those first New Order 12 inches - it leads to that breakdown, and those trademark My Bloody Valentine guitar squeals.
The interweaving vocal speaks openly about addiction and recovery, with Cole commenting...
“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.”
Tune in now.
'Deceiver' will be released on October 4th.
Photo Credit: Coley Brown
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