6 October 2019
Band: DIIV (Brooklyn, New York)
Released: 4 October 2019
Quote: The band’s singer/songwriter and mastermind Cole Smith says: “I’ve known everyone in the band for ten years plus separately and together as DIIV for at least the past five years. On ‘Deceiver’, I’m talking about working for the relationships in my life, repairing them, and accepting responsibility for the places I’ve failed them. I had to re-approach the band. It wasn’t restarting from a clean slate, but it was a new beginning. It took time—as it did with everybody else in my life—but we all grew together and learned how to communicate and collaborate.”
Sound: A absorbing collection of profound and electrical meditations. From melancholic reveries to fully charged flare-ups. A varied melodious palette with tons of guitar layers reminding me at times of legendary noiseniks My Bloody Valentine, and a fully charged emotional shoegaze intensity at its gripping best.