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Is The Is Are Limited Vinyl 2LP Set


Release Date: 05 February 2016

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: Captured Tracks


DIIV Is The Is Are Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

· ‘Is The Is Are’, the highly-anticipated sophomore
release from Brooklyn-based DIIV, is an album years
and many personal struggles in the making for its
architect, Zachary Cole Smith.
· Recorded and mixed in various locations in Brooklyn,
the album showcases everything you know and love
about DIIV and many things you did not, all with an
added nuance and depth. It’s a 17-song album
statement intended to resonate with its audience in
much the same way that ‘Bad Moon Rising’ or ‘Tago
Mago’ has for Smith himself.
· An extension and deepening of the musical ideas first
expressed on 2012’s critically-lauded ‘Oshin’, ‘Is The
Is Are’ yields a multiplicity of textures, lyrical themes
and moods. It is a more diverse world than ‘Oshin’,
with different parameters and ideals. Dark and honest
to a fault, the new songs are dynamic, loud, quiet,
sad; they are songs that hiss and snarl; songs that, as
Smith wrote recently, represent “the real me.”
· Smith’s vocals, too, are much closer to the
foreground, layered legibly on top of tidal waves of
shimmering guitar and melodic bass weaving in and
out, leaving a distinct and indelible imprint.

Featured Tracks:
Out Of Mind
Under The Sun
Bent (Roi’s Song)
Blue Boredom (with Sky Ferreira)
Yr Not Far
Take Your Time
Is The Is Are
Mire (Grant’s Song)
Incamate Devil
Healthy Moon
Loose Ends
Waste Of Breath