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DIIV Announce New Album and Tour, Share New Song “Skin Game”

Deceiver Due Out October 4 via Captured Tracks

Jul 24, 2019
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DIIV have announced a new album, Deceiver, and shared its first single, "Skin Game." They have also announced some fall tour dates. Deceiver is due out October 4 via Captured Tracks. Check out "Skin Game" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the tour dates.

Deceiver is the band's third album and the follow-up to 2016's Is The Is Are. The band's current lineup features Zachary Cole Smith (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Bailey (guitar), Colin Caulfield (bass), and Ben Newman (drums). The album was recorded in Los Angeles in March 2019 with producer Sonny Diperri (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Protomartyr), which is the first time the band has used an outside producer. 

Smith had this to say about "Skin Game" in a press release: "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."

Read our 2016 interview with DIIV.

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

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

* - Chastity supporting

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