DIIV share new video featuring Fred Durst

DIIV press photo
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

DIIV —Andrew 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 shared the never-before-seen Brown Paper Bag performance featuring Limp Bizkit frontman, Fred Durst. Watch it now via YouTube below.

DIIV are set to head out on an American tour, which is announced alongside the new video – tickets and more info here.

Tour dates

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 Hall
13th 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

‘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.”

DIIV Frog In Boiling Water cover artwork

Frog In Boiling Water’ track list

1. In Amber
2. Brown Paper Bag
3. Raining On Your Pillow
4. Frog In Boiling Water
5. Everyone Out
6. Reflected
7. Somber the Drums
8. Little Birds
9. Soul-net
10. Fender on the Freeway

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