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DIIV premieres video, 'Brown Paper Bag' with the appearance of Fred Durst

Andrew Bailey, Colin Caulfield, Ben Newman and Zachary Cole Smith—just announced their fourth album, Frog in Boiling Water, which will be released on May 24, 2024 via Fantasy Records. Today the band announces a tour of North America to promote the album.

Amidst several rumors about a television performance as part of a famous live show, the band has premiered the never-before-seen 'Brown Paper Bag' session with Limp Bizkit frontman, Fred Durst… or well, something like that.

Frog in Boiling Water, produced by Chris Coady, had a four-year process that nearly dismantled the band before it was completed. Aiming to push their sound, make a record that challenged them, and treat the band as a democracy for the first time, DIIV began an ambitious journey, both individually and collectively. This trip frayed their relationships with each other, with the various dynamics of family, friendship, and finances tangled, along with suspicions, resentments, bruised egos, and anxious questions. They finally found their way, and the result is 10 songs that explore new lyrical and musical depth, those two halves reflecting each other within a reflective and immersive whole. It is a hypnotic testimony to resistance, to imagining anything else on the other side while you remain here, in the water that is slowly warming at this moment.

Frog In Boiling Waterboth the title and the songs of the album refer to “La rana hiviendo” in “La Historia de B” by Daniel Quinn. The band explains: “If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, of course it will desperately try to get out. But if you gently place it in a pot of warm water and turn the heat to a simmer, the frog will sink into a quiet stupor, exactly as anyone would do in a hot bath, and soon after, with a smile on its face, it will allow itself to he is cooked to death without resistance.”

“We understand the metaphor of how the slow, sickening and overwhelmingly banal collapse of society under capitalism in its final stage, the brutal realities that we have perhaps come to accept as normal. That's the boiling water and we are the frogs. The album is more or less a collection of snapshots from various angles of our modern condition that we believe highlights what this collapse looks like and, more particularly, what it feels like.”

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