DIIV announce new album, share first song “Skin Game”

The band’s third record Deceiver is out in October.

July 24, 2019
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DIIV has announced details of its new album. Deceiver is due out on October 4, via Captured Tracks, and is preceded by new song "Skin Game." Scroll down to hear that now.


Deceiver is DIIV's third studio album and its first since 2016's Is The Is Are. It is also their first without bassist Devin Ruben Perez who left the band in 2017. The album was recorded in March 2019 in Los Angeles and is produced by Sonny Diperri (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails).


“It’s an imaginary dialogue between two characters, which could either be myself or people I know,” says frontman Zachary Cole says in a statement of “Skin Game”. “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.”

The band will embark on a North American tour in October and December including Desert Daze Festival.

Deceiver tracklist:


"Like Before You Were Born"
"Skin Game"
"Between Tides"
"For the Guilty"
"The Spark"

DIIV will play:

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

DIIV announce new album, share first song “Skin Game”