DIIV announce new album ‘Is The Is Are’

The shoegaze band will release their second LP in the autumn

DIIV have confirmed that they’ll release their second album later this year.

The record will be called ‘Is The Is Are’, with the band confirming the news on Tumblr yesterday (April 23).

The band wrote: “Hear is their. Story, we is you. Is the is are. Our 2nd LP will be called ‘Is the Is Are’. Out this fall on @CapturedTracks.”

The album will be the follow up to their 2012 debut ‘Oshin’, with the group previously describing their new material as “darker” than their first full-length.

Back in February, the band revealed that they were beginning to record their second album. Posting on Instagram, the band previously wrote: “#LP2 is written and arranged, we’ve got one last week of rehearsals and recording demos before we’re back to NYC in the studio with @danieljschlett! it’s been an intense 2+ years but i couldn’t be happier with the collection of songs those years have given me. excited for u to hear !”

Late last year it emerged that the band’s bass player Devin Ruben Perez had posted a number of sexist, racist and homophobic statements on a 4Chan messageboard.

His messages included a series of disparaging remarks about Grimes and Meredith Graves of the band Perfect Pussy. He also used the n-word in reference to UK producer Zomby as well as making an anti-semitic joke.

Frontman Zachary Cole Smith responded to the reveal with a series of tweets, including one where he wrote: “I will never EVER tolerate sexism, racism, homophobia, bullying, or bigotry of any kind. I’m doing everything to get to the bottom of this.”

Perez himself tweeted in response: “I’m not sexist, racist or a misogynist and anyone who knows me knows that. I just said some dumb shit on an anime message board.”
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