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DIIV share new video "Brown Paper Bag" featuring Fred Durst, taken from new album "Frog In Boiling Water" out 24th May via Fantasy. UK / EU tour to take place in March.

DIIVAndrew Bailey, Colin Caulfield, Ben Newman, and Zachary Cole Smith—recently announced their fourth album, Frog in Boiling Water, which will be released on May 24th via Fantasy Records.

Amid swirling rumours of a televised performance on a famed live show, the band has today revealed the never-before-seen “Brown Paper Bag” performance featuring Limp Bizkit frontman, Fred Durst.

Frog In Boiling Water, produced by Chris Coady, was a four-year process that nearly broke the band before the album was completed. With an aim to push their sound, make a record that challenged them, and treat the band as a democracy for the first time, DIIV began an ambitious journey, both individually and collectively. 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.

They ultimately found their way through, and the result is 10 songs that mine a new lyrical and musical depth, those two halves mirroring one another inside a reflective and immersive whole. It is a mesmeric testament to enduring, to envisioning anything else on the other side while you remain here, in the slowly heating water of right now. 

Frog in Boiling Water, both the title and the themes of the record, reference “The Boiling Frog” in Daniel Quinn’s The Story of B.

The band explains,

“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.”

Next month, DIIV are also set to head out on a run of UK and EU tour dates, including London show at The Forum with support from Hull shoegazers bdrmm.

The dates come ahead of a North American tour, which is announced alongside the new video today (Pre-sales will begin tomorrow at 10am, with general on-sale starting on Friday at 10am locally) - tickets and more info HERE.

Tour dates:

5th March - Tivoli Vredenburg - Utrecht, Netherlands

6th March - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium

7th March - Mojo Club - Hamburg, Germany8th March - Huxley's Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany

9th March - Post Tenebras Rock (PTR) - L'Usine - Geneva, Switzerland10th March - Le Trianon - Paris, France

12th March - O2 Kentish Town Forum - London

13th March - New Century - Manchester

14th March - Vicar Street - Dublin

6th June - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst

7th June - San Francisco, CA- Regency Ballroom

8th June - Roseville, CA - Goldfield Trading Post

10th June - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre

12th June - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall13th June - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Hall

14th June - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall

16th June - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

18th June - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

19th June - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

20th June - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater

21st June - Austin, TX - Emo's

23rd June - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace

24th June - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater

25th June - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren

27th June - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park

29th June - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre

15th June - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

16th June - Washington, DC - Howard Theatre

17th June - Richmond, VA - The National

19th June - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm

20th June - Orlando, FL - House of Blues

21st June - Miami, FL - The Ground

23rd June - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum

25th June - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre

27th June - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom

28th June - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

30th June - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall

31st June - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre

2nd August - Toronto, ON - The Concert Hall

4th August - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

5th August - Boston, MA - Royale

7th August - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Paramount

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