The critically-acclaimed debut album now back in print, with new artwork by painter Chris Lux. DIIV is the nom-de-plume of...
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The critically-acclaimed debut album now back in print, with new artwork by painter Chris Lux.
DIIV is the nom-de-plume of Z. Cole Smith, musical provocateur and frontman of an atmospheric and autumnally charged new Brooklyn four-piece. Recently inked to the uber-reliable Captured Tracks imprint, DIIV created instant vibrations in the blog-world with their impressionistic debut “Sometime”; finding it’s way onto the esteemed pages of Pitchfork and Altered Zones a mere matter of weeks after the group’s formation.
Enlisting the aid of NYC indie-scene luminary, Devin Ruben Perez, former Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt, and Mr. Smith’s childhood friend Andrew Bailey, DIIV craft a sound that is at once familial and frost-bitten. Indebted to classic kraut, dreamy Creation-records psychedelia, and the primitive-crunch of late-80s Seattle, the band walk a divisive yet perfectly fused patch of classic-underground influence.
Splashes of classic kraut-rock, dreamy Creation-records psychedelia, & the primitive-crunch of late-80s Seattle, the band walk a divisive yet perfectly fused patch of classic-underground influence.
Mostly instrumental, DIIV is in many ways reminiscent of The War on Drugs, with swirling sonics amassing behind buoyant melodies. released on the ever-reliable captured tracks their second album is autumnally charged, feeling at once familial & frost-bitten.
1. (Druun) 2. Past Lives 3. Human 4. Air Conditioning 5. How Long Have You Known? 6. Wait 7. Earthboy 8. (Druun Pt. II) 9. Follow 10. Sometime 11. Oshin (Subsume) 12. Doused 13. Home