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Listen: DIIV - “Mire (Grant’s Song)”

Is the Is Are Due Out February 5, 2016 via Captured Tracks

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Over the weekend a new song by DIIV was posted to Soundcloud. “Mire (Grant’s Song)” is taken from the band’s somewhat awkwardly titled sophomore album, Is the Is Are, which is due out February 5, 2016 via Captured Tracks. The song first premiered on the Mexico City radio station Ibero 90.9 FM (the band was performing in the city over the weekend).

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith wrote about the song on the band’s Tumblr page: “hopefully by now you’ve heard Roi’s song (“Bent”), and now here is Grant’s song (“Mire”). first off, this song was one I really felt connected with the crowds on this past South American tour, in a real, visceral way. but also this is a song which i feel like should help put a lot of what we take from the album and put online before its release in context. it’s so easy to put ‘pop single’ out there, because that’s I guess what people want to hear? and this isn’t really a ‘single’ or anything like that, but i really feel like this song will help make the album make more sense, partially bc it makes more plain the darkness and heaviness that defines a bulk of the album, whether its musical, lyrical, or in some less tangible way relating to events or moments in my life around the album’s genesis. because i guess it kind of hurts me to read over and over reviews of our songs where everything is called ‘reverby, beachy, summery, happy, etc’, where the listener/reviewer can barely listen past our specific sonic palette and hear the actual SONG that is making use of that palette… in short, i feel like this song represents a really important aspect of this album, and to only represent the ‘pop single’ side of it wouldn’t be fair to the album itself. and why is this Grant’s song? i don’t know really. it just always made me think of Grant, from the first time we ever played it as a band, he was sitting right there, and his face, his reaction… i’ll never ever forget that moment. so here it is, ‘Mire (Grant’s Song).’”

Back in April DIIV announced that Is the Is Are, their second album, would be coming out this fall. But then it was radio silence until September, when the band shared the brand new song, “Dopamine.” As fall ticked on it did seem like a 2016 release was looking more likely and then the band shared “Bent (Roi’s Song)” and announced a February 2016 release date.

Check out “Mire (Grant’s Song)” below.


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