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DIIV Share New Song “Everyone Out”

Frog in Boiling Water Due Out May 24 via Fantasy

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DIIV are releasing a new album, Frog in Boiling Water, on May 24 via Fantasy. Now they have shared the album’s third single, “Everyone Out.” Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band collectively had this to say about the track in a press release: “[‘Everyone Out’] utilizes a softer and more textural sonic pallet: acoustic instruments, layered tape loops and synthesizers. The song is emotional and intimate, and could be interpreted as either hopeful or cynical. It may or may not be a character study centering around a quick transition from youthful naivety to bitter disillusionment. This loss of hope may be manifest in a desire to leave society completely or to accelerate its collapse. Or maybe both, or neither.”

Also below is the video for another Frog in Boiling Water track, “Soul Net.” The band originally shared the audio of the song last October exclusively via a strange website of the same name, but more recently they shared a video of the song to YouTube.

Previously the band shared the album’s lead single, “Brown Paper Bag,” which was #1 on our Songs of the Week list. Then they shared a video for “Brown Paper Bag” in which the band has a fake performance on Saturday Night Live. The video also features Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. They also announced some new tour dates.

DIIV is Andrew Bailey, Colin Caulfield, Ben Newman, and Zachary Cole Smith. Frog in Boiling Water is the follow-up to Deceiver, which came out in 2019 via Captured Tracks. It’s been five years since that album and DIIV spent four of those making the new record, a process that a press release says almost broke the band as they strived to push their sound. This is also the first album where the band acted as a democracy. “This journey left their relationships with one another fraying, with the many complex dynamics of family, friendship and finances entangled, coupled with suspicions, resentments, bruised egos and anxious questions,” stated the press release announcing the album.

The album’s title was inspired by Daniel Quinn’s 1996 philosophical novel The Story of B. The band collectively explained more about the title in the previous press release: “If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death.

“We understand the metaphor to be one about a slow, sick, and overwhelmingly banal collapse of society under end-stage capitalism, the brutal realities we’ve maybe come to accept as normal. That’s the boiling water and we are the frogs. The album is more or less a collection of snapshots from various angles of our modern condition which we think highlights what this collapse looks like and, more particularly, what it feels like.”

Read our 2016 interview with DIIV.

DIIV Tour Dates:

6/6 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
6/7 - San Francisco, CA- Regency Ballroom
6/8 - Roseville, CA - Goldfield Trading Post
6/10 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
6/12 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
6/13 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Hall
6/14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
6/16 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
6/18 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
6/19 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
6/20 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
6/21 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
6/23 - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace
6/24 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
6/25 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
6/27 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
6/29 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
7/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
7/16 - Washington, DC - Howard Theatre
7/17 - Richmond, VA - The National
7/19 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
7/20 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
7/21 - Miami, FL - The Ground
7/23 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
7/25 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
7/27 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
7/28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
7/30 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
7/31 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
8/2 - Toronto, ON - The Concert Hall
8/4 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
8/5 - Boston, MA - Royale
8/7 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Paramount

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