Grey marble vinyl. Occupying the corners between fuzzed-out shoegaze bliss, troubadour poetry, and metallic catharsis, DIIV personally inhabit the recesses of their third full length album, Deceiver. A whirlwind brought DIIV here. First single Skin Game, which gallops forth on a clean guitar riff before unfolding into a hypnotic hook offset by an off-kilter rhythm and hummable solo. A trudging groove and wailing guitar punctuate a lulling apology on the magnetically melancholic Taker. Meanwhile, the ominous bass line and crawling beat of Blankenship devolve into schizophrenic string bends with the vitriolic lyrics. The seven-minute Acheron offers a dynamic denouement, flowing through a hulking beat guided under gusts of lyrical fretwork and a distorted heavy apotheosis.