Dive, the side project of Beach Fossils member Zachary Cole Smith, have announced that they've changed their name to DIIV, explaining that the name change came out of respect for the '90s industrial band Dive. When speaking to Pitchfork, Smith said that the name change doesn't mean change for the band, saying that "[a] name is nothing. I don't really give a fuck what the band is called. I originated this project in a bedroom with no internet and didn't know it would ever leave." The name Dive originated from the Nirvana song, but Smith went further to explain that "[t]he word was an element of what inspired the project in its genesis, but we've outgrown the name and its associations."
The announcement of the name change was also accompanied by a brand new track from the band's forthcoming debut LP Oshin. The song, titled "Doused," is a great cut that shows off the band's brooding combination of energetic drums, rythmic guitar riffs and angsty vocals. Check it out below.
Oshin is out on June 26th via Captured Tracks.