In the build up to the highly anticipated release of Is The Is Are, DIIV are doing a pretty fantastic job at making sure everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for that February 5 release date. Following on from the release of Dopamine, Bent (Roi’s Song) and Mire (Grant’s Song), the US dream-rockers are back at it again with a brand new single titled, Under The Sun.
If you were to look up in an audio dictionary what exactly “dream-rock” sounded like, they would probably have updated their meaning to be this song. Quintessential in it’s soft, rolling licks and frontman Zachary Cole Smith‘s hazy vocals, the band return to their roots with this track. Whilst Mire (Grant’s Song) may have come as a little bit of a surprise with it’s distorted and unsettling nature, it is pretty clear the DIIV boys are sitting on a diverse and intricate record – their first since 2012’s Oshin.
Australian DIIV loyalists have even more reason to rejoice, as the band prepare to head Down Under for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, as well as a string of sideshows. They’ve been rolling out tour dates across the globe for the first half of the new year, but given how neatly Laneway and it’s extras sit with their February 5th release date, it’s pretty safe to say Australians may be privy to some unreleased DIIV- which is always going to be a good thing.