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DIIV hypnotise with rich new psychedelic offering "Under The Sun"

14 December 2015, 10:45 | Written by Laurence Day

DIIV have aired "Under The Sun", a new track from upcoming record Is The Is Are.

It follows "Dopamine", "Mire (Grant's Song)", and "Bent (Roi's Song)" in teasing the follow up to 2012's Oshin.

"Under The Sun" borrows from '80s post-punk, with brittle guitars shimmering across concrete basslines and the clash of drums, but the comparisons to the likes of Joy Division soon vanish as DIIV pile on the layers. It morphs into a driving psychedelic force, with the band riffing off the nostalgic foundations to create something bright, bold, and hallicinogenic. Repetitive motifs and repeated hooks lull you into a woozy trance-like state as the sound warps, blurring into a chaotic mess of guitars and vocals and unwound melody... taut, punchy beginnings swiftly burst into fuzzed-out, misty ends.

Is The Is Are is out via Captured Tracks on 5 February.

Stream "Under The Sun" below.

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