Posts tagged DIIV
[Watch] DIIV - "Wait" (Official Video)

The weekend is on the horizon, and the weather is slowly but surely starting to get better (in the UK at least!). So with that, this new Super-8 shot video from DIIV seems like the perfect thing to wrap your head around to get you in the mood for partying in the sun. The Brooklyn band's video for "Wait" is a sun drenched look into their lives and is rather psychedelic in its aesthetic. It also features a lot of super skinny girls' bums and boobs if you're into that kind of thing too, so it may be best to wait until your boss is out of the office to hit play. Or just piss him off and do it anyway. Maybe he's one of those cool bosses who just lets you go nuts and do what you want and is actually stood behind you right now watching with you? Whatever, just enjoy it.

Oshin is out now.

[Watch] DIIV - "Doused" (Official Video)

Everyone had a favourite toy when they were growing up, mine personally was a Batmobile hot wheels replica. I bet it annoyed the hell out of my Mum as I'm pretty sure it was a McDonald's Happy Meal toy, not the nice big one she'd bought me for one of my birthdays! Anyway, it seems DIIV frontman Z. Cole Smith still has a special place in his heart for toys and more specifically, toy soldiers as he plays with them in the video for "Doused". It seems that they take up a little too much of his time though which nearly causes a problem with a gig. Check out the vid above. 

[News] CMJ Music Marathon Reveals Initial Lineup

From October 16-20th, New York City will once again play host to CMJ Music Marathon, a festival that sees over 1,300 artists from around the world performing at over 80 venues across the city. The festival organizers have unveiled the first batch of artists set to perform, including GZA, Kimbra, The Walkmen, Killer Mike, OFF!, The Presets, Pig Destroyer, Talib Kweli, DIIV, Twerps, Prince Rama, The Love Language, Young Magic, King Tuff, Com Truise, Bear Hands, Main Attrakionz, Dusted, Poolside, The Stepkids, Daughn Gibson, Beacon, The Jezabels, and more.

Expect more lineup announcements to arrive in the coming weeks, and make sure to check out the official CMJ website for more information on artists as well as various panels. Badges and tickets are also available via the CMJ website.

[News] Wild Nothing Announces Fall Tour with DIIV, Six Alternate Covers for 'Nocturne'

Jack Tatum, aka Wild Nothing, will hit the road this fall in support of his forthcoming sophomore LP Nocturne, which is set for release at the end of August. Following Wild Nothing's summer tour opening for both The Walkmen and Beach House, the fall leg will see Tatum opening for Brooklyn indie band DIIV, with proceedings kicking off on September 3rd in Santa Barbara, CA. Check out his full tour itinerary after the jump.

Nocturne is out on August 28th via Captured Tracks, and above you can see the six alternate versions of the album's cover. For those who purchase the album on vinyl, they will have the option to choose one of these six variations.

 Wild Nothing 2012 Tour Dates:

07/20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall #
07/21 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre #
08/04 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
08/05 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
08/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
08/09 – New York, NY @ Pier 84 (River Rocks) $ *
08-27 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe
08/28 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
08/29 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
09/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
09/03 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SohO Restaurant and Music *
09/04 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium *
09/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
09/07 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue *
09/08 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW *
09/09 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *
09/12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
09/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall *
09/14 – Omaha, NE @ The Sandbox *
09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
09/16 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
09/17 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick *
09/18 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall *
09/19 – Montreal, QC @ II Motore *
09/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
09/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
09/25 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
09/26 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
09/27 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle *
09/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
09/29 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 *
10/29 – Dublin, IE  @ Vicar Street %
10/30 – Manchester, UK  @ The Ritz %
11/01 – London, UK @ HMV Forum %
11/02 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
11/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
11/06 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
11/07 – Malmö, SE @ Debaser Malmö
11/09 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
11/11 – Helsinki, FI @ Juudes Linja
11/13 – Hamburg, DE @ Mondial Club
11/14 – Bremen, DE @ Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus
11/15 – Berlin, DE @ Death By Pop Club
11/16 – Dresden, DE @ Puschkin Club
11/17 – Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
11/18 – Darmstadt, DE @ Bedroomdisco
11/19 – Stuttgart, DE @ Keller Klub
11/20 – Munich, DE @ 59:1
11/22 – Rome, IT @ Circolo degli Artisti
11/23 – Bolonga, IT @ Covo Club
11/24 – Luzern, CH @ Südpol
11/25 – Colonge, DE @ Gebäude 9

# with Beach House
$ with Grimes
* with DIIV
% with The Walkmen

[Listen] DIIV - 'Oshin' (Full Album Stream)

DIIV will release their debut LP, Oshin, on the 26th of June via Captured Tracks but ahead of its release you can stream the release in full courtesy of Hype Machine. We've been pretty excited by the few tracks we've heard prior to this full stream so let's dive right in and see what we make of it. That pun was completely unintentional. Honest.

[Watch] DIIV - "How Long Have You Known?" (Official Video)

It is the weekend. Finally. Why not get in the party spirit with DIIV's new visual for "How Long Have You Known?". When I say get in the party spirit I'm not talking literally because from the concoction of ingredients frontman Zachary Cole Smith is not something you want to be running through your system come 5pm this afternoon. Or maybe it is? But no, seriously kids, don't try this at home. (Via Pitchfork)

Oshin, their debut album is set to drop on the 26th of June via Captured Tracks.

[Listen] DIIV - "Doused"

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.