DIIV’s highly anticipated third full-length album Deceiver is released today via Captured Tracks/Remote Control Records. It features previously released singles: crystalized, darkly propulsive ‘Skin Game,’ magnetically melancholic ‘Taker’ and searing, frenetic track ‘Blankenship‘.
Rebirth takes place when everything falls apart. On DeceiverDIIV crafts the soundtrack to personal resurrection under the heavyweight of metallic catharsis, upheld by robust guitars and vocal tension that almost snaps, but never quite… The new album from Zachary Cole Smith [lead vocals, guitar], Andrew Bailey [guitar], Colin Caulfield [vocals, bass], and Ben Newman [drums] was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Sonny Diperri (Protomartyr, Trent Reznor), marking the first time the band has worked with an outside producer. It is preceded by 2012’s Oshin and 2016’s critical and fan favourite Is the Is Are. NME ranked it in the Top 10 among the Albums of the Year and Pitchfork’s audience voted Is the Is Are one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016 as the outlet dubbed it, “gorgeous.”