The band say their new album is 'written and arranged'
DIIV have revealed that they’re getting ready to record their second album.
Posting on Instagram, the band 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 !”
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.
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.”