Album artwork for Is The Is Are by DIIV

Dreamy New Yorkers DIIV return with 17 track double LP 'Is The Is Are' on Captured Tracks.'Is the Is Are' 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.

DIIV

Is The Is Are

Captured Tracks
Album artwork for Is The Is Are by DIIV
LP

£24.99

Released 26/02/2016Catalogue Number

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Album artwork for Is The Is Are by DIIV
LPx2

£21.99

Black
Released 11/06/2020Catalogue Number

CT231LP

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Album artwork for Is The Is Are by DIIV
CD

£11.99

Released 05/02/2016Catalogue Number

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DIIV

Is The Is Are

Captured Tracks
Album artwork for Is The Is Are by DIIV
LP

£24.99

Released 26/02/2016Catalogue Number

ct231lprt

Album artwork for Is The Is Are by DIIV
LPx2

£21.99

Black
Released 11/06/2020Catalogue Number

CT231LP

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Is The Is Are by DIIV
CD

£11.99

Released 05/02/2016Catalogue Number

ct231cd

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Dreamy New Yorkers DIIV return with 17 track double LP 'Is The Is Are' on Captured Tracks.'Is the Is Are' 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.