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DIIV ‎- Is the Is Are (2xLP + Lyric & Art Book)

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Includes a 12-page lyric and art book.

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 it's architect, Zachary Cole Smith. Recorded and mixed in various locations in Brooklyn, it showcases everything you know and love about DIIV, and many things you did not, all with an added nuance and depth. It is a 17-song, double-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.

Out of Mind

Under the Sun

Bent (Roi's Song)

Dopamine

Blue Boredom (Sky's Song)

Valentine

Yr Not Far

Take Your Time

Is the Is Are

Mire (Grant's Song)

Incarnate Devil

(Fuck)

Healthy Moon

Loose Ends

(Napa)

Dust

Waste of Breath

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