Watch DIIV Rehearse Urgent, Foul-Mouthed New Song 'Dust'

Band eyes March 2014 release for sophomore LP

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

DIIV have shared rehearsal footage of a new, still-in-the-works song called "Dust." The New York four-piece posted the video on their Tumblr on Wednesday, along with a note saying they plan to perform the track — and a few other fresh tunes — during their upcoming shows. As seen above, "Dust" maintains the surfing shoegaze drive and glinting tunefulness of last year's Oshin, but frontman Zachary Cole Smith's lyrics have more of a pointed edge. "Now I'm fucked to die in a world of shit," he sings. "I'm trying to keep quiet but I can't move quick / Wings matted with death / Spilled oil slick."

According to the band, they're planning to record their second full-length album in November or December and hope to release it in March 2014. Read the lyrics to "Dust" below. 

the only way to be quiet is to be quick
a slow death rite like an innocent fight
left me choked and white in a patch of light
feeling like a wick wax drowned and bright
burned skin like a string black ashes slight
i know i gotta kick but i can't get sick
i'll hold you here tight, keep you overnight 
and it gets too bright, and your body's a brick
keep outta sight while my watch just ticks
i’m trying to keep quiet but i can't move quick
drowning in air light floating up in flight
then it gets too bright, and your body's a brick
you fall

i forced myself to be quiet just to be quick
lead a slow death rite like an innocent fight
left me choked and white in a patch of light
feeling like a wick wax drowned and bright
burned skin like a string black ashes slight
i know i gotta kick but i can't get sick
i'll hold you here tight, keep you overnight 
and it gets too bright, and your body’s a brick
but now i'm fucked to die in a world of shit
i'm trying to keep quiet but i can't move quick
wings matted with death spilled oil slick
then it gets too bright, and your body's a brick
and you fall

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