(DIIV, photo by Coley Brown)
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 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).