Albums of the Month - October 2019
Rough Trade Exclusive Translucent Galaxy. Includes bonus disc. Comes with DIIV Poster and Bonus 7" featuring Sparklehorse / Alex G Covers.
DIIV’s Deceiver is an audible catharsis: incisive guitars, crawling beat & squealing melodies gorged with fuzz, applied freely onto open wounds. With producer Sonny Diperri (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Protomartyr), the band’s signature melancholic dream pop takes cues from a heavier sonic palette, namely from grunge - a genre whose most prominent figure was notoriously taken by overpowering forces - but here frontman Zachary Cole Smith aspires to cicatrize, and he does so with his best writing ever.
Albums of the Month
1. DIIV - Deceiver
2. Metronomy - Metronomy Forever
3. Iggy Pop - Free
4. Brittany Howard - Jaime
5. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
6. Penguin Cafe - Handfuls of Night
7. Temples - Hot Motion
8. BlackWater Holylight - Veils of Winter
9. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
10. Vivian Girls - Memory