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DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Covers Sparklehorse’s “Cow”

The Original Was Found on 1995's Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

Jul 12, 2017

DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith has shared a spirited cover of Sparklehorse's "Cow." The original version of the song can be found on Sparklehorse's strangely titled 1995-released debut album, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot. More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

DIIV Shares Tour Dates, Video for “Mire (Grant’s Song)”

Is The Is Are Out Now via Captured Tracks

Apr 11, 2016

Following the release of their sophomore album Is The Is Are earlier this year, DIIV has shared the video for their song "Mire (Grant's Song)" via a partnership with GoPro and Pitchfork. More

Outside Lands 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, and The Muppets

August 5 - 7 in San Francisco, Lineup Also Includes Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana

Apr 05, 2016

Outside Lands have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down August 5 - 7 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Highlights of the lineup include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana Del Rey, DIIV, Big Grams, Julien Baker, Lionel Richie, Major Lazer, Jason Isbell, Lord Huron, Vince Staples, Years & Years, HÆLOS, POLIÇA, Ra Ra Riot, Rogue Wave, Caveman, Whitney, Miguel, and Chance the Rapper.  More

FYF Fest 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Grimes, Hot Chip, and More

Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Grace Jones, Wolf Parade, Ty Segall, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Julia Holter, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in Au

Mar 29, 2016

FYF Fest has announced its 2016 lineup and it's another impressive one. The event is due to take place August 27 and 28 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Saturday will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala and Sunday will be headlined by LCD Soundsystem (who seem to be playing every festival this year) and Grace Jones. More

Feb 22, 2016

DIIV released their sophomore album, Is the Is Are, back at the beginning of the month via Captured Tracks. Now the band have announced some new tour dates, which are below. Also DIIV (frontman Zachary Cole Smith and Colin Caulfield) have covered the late Elliott Smith's "Ballad of Big Nothing," from Smith's 1997 album Either/Or. More

Stream the Full New Album By DIIV

Is the Is Are Due Out February 5 via Captured Tracks

Jan 29, 2016

DIIV are releasing their somewhat awkwardly titled sophomore album, Is the Is Are, next Friday, February 5, via Captured Tracks. Now you can stream the whole thing below via The Guardian, who premiered it. More

DIIV Share “Is the Is Are” and Announce Album Release Residency Shows

Is the Is Are Due Out February 5 via Captured Tracks

Jan 21, 2016

DIIV are releasing their somewhat awkwardly titled sophomore album, Is the Is Are, on February 5 via Captured Tracks. Now they have shared the album's title track, "Is the Is Are." They've also announced some album release residencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Check out the song and the dates below.

Listen: DIIV - “Under the Sun”

Is the Is Are Due Out February 5, 2016 via Captured Tracks

Dec 14, 2015

Over the weekend a new song by DIIV was posted to Soundcloud. "Under the Sun" is taken from the band's somewhat awkwardly titled sophomore album, Is the Is Are, which is due out February 5, 2016 via Captured Tracks. More

Listen: DIIV - “Mire (Grant’s Song)”

Is the Is Are Due Out February 5, 2016 via Captured Tracks

Nov 23, 2015

Over the weekend a new song by DIIV was posted to Soundcloud. "Mire (Grant's Song)" is taken from the band's somewhat awkwardly titled sophomore album, Is the Is Are, which is due out February 5, 2016 via Captured Tracks. The song first premiered on the Mexico City radio station Ibero 90.9 FM (the band was performing in the city over the weekend). More

DIIV Confirm Album Details, Share Soundcloud Stream of “Bent (Roi’s Song)”

Is the Is Are Due Out February 5, 2016 via Captured Tracks

Nov 04, 2015

This morning a new song by DIIV, the shoegazey "Bent (Roi's Song)," showed up on Spotify. When we posted it we wondered if the details of their album would be announced soon and sure enough they were. The somewhat awkwardly titled Is the Is Are is now due out February 5, 2016 via Captured Tracks. More

Listen: DIIV - “Bent (Roi’s Song)”

Is the Is Are Due At Some Point via Captured Tracks

Nov 04, 2015

Back in April DIIV announced that their second album, the somewhat awkwardly titled Is the Is Are, will be coming out this fall via Captured Tracks. Since then there's been mainly radio silence. Months went by and no songs from the album had been shared and a more exact release date still has yet to be confirmed, putting into question whether it will be a 2015 release after all.  More

Listen: DIIV - “Dopamine”

Is the Is Are Due At Some Point via Captured Tracks

Sep 16, 2015

Back in April DIIV announced that their second album, the somewhat awkwardly titled Is the Is Are, will be coming out this fall via Captured Tracks. Since then there's been radio silence. No songs from the album have been shared and a more exact release date has yet to be confirmed, putting into question whether it will be a 2015 release after all. But now the band has shared a brand new song, "Dopamine," which gives hope that Is the Is Are isn't too far from being released. More

Sep 08, 2015

British shoegazing icons Ride recently reformed and have already played some U.S. dates (including Coachella). Previously they announced some September and October American dates. Now they've announced that DIIV and The Besnard Lakes will support them on some of their dates.  More

DIIV Announce New Fall Tour Dates

Is the Is Are Due This Fall via Captured Tracks

Aug 03, 2015

Back in April DIIV announced that their second album, the somewhat awkwardly titled Is the Is Are, will be coming out this fall via Captured Tracks. Since then there's been radio silence. More

Check Out Photos of DIIV at Baby’s All Right

With Sunflower Bean, April 28, 2015

Apr 29, 2015

Last night DIIV and Sunflower Bean performed at Baby’s All Right in New York. More

DIIV Announce Second Album “Is the Is Are”

Due This Fall via Captured Tracks

Apr 23, 2015

DIIV have announced that their second album, the somewhat awkwardly titled Is the Is Are, will be coming out this fall via Captured Tracks. More

DIIV Announce Tour

Playing Material Off Upcoming LP

May 20, 2014

Before finishing up the follow-up to their 2012 LP OshinDIIV have announced plans to take their new material on the road for a short tour.  More

Sky Ferreira and DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Arrested

For Possession of Heroin and Ecstasy Among Other Charges

Sep 16, 2013

On Friday night DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith was arrested alongside indie pop singer and girlfriend Sky Ferreira. More

Captured Tracks Announces CT5 Festival, Celebrating the Label’s Fifth Anniversary

Featuring Performances by Wild Nothing, DIIV, Beach Fossils, and More

Jul 03, 2013

To commemorate its fifth anniversary Brooklyn-based record label Captured Tracks has announced the CT5 Festival. More

Watch: DIIV Rehearses New Song “Dirt”

Cram into the Band’s Practice Space

Jun 20, 2013

At our SXSW party earlier this year, DIIV performed a new, nihilistic song called “Dirt.” More

Apr 22, 2013

April 20 was the third day of second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action.  More

DIIV – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Set to Headline Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2013 Party, Thursday, March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 10, 2013

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW day parties. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting headliners DIIV. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties Featuring Surfer Blood, DIIV, Small Black, and more

Also Performing: Shout Out Louds, Foxygen, Marnie Stern, Doldrums, Caveman, Young Galaxy, Girls Names, IO Echo, Mister Lies, Young Dreams, and more

Mar 06, 2013

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2013 day parties, taking place on Wednesday March 13, Thursday March 14, and Friday March 15. Featured performers include Surfer Blood, DIIV, Small BlackShout Out LoudsFoxygenPoolside, Young Galaxy, Marnie Stern, Doldrums, Caveman, Girls Names, IO Echo, Mister Lies, Young Dreams, and more. More

Dec 14, 2012

Last night Zachary Cole Smith and his band DIIV made their network television debut performing for Dave Letterman and The Late Show. More

Protest Sign Auction Ends Tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 22, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends tomorrow, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Under the Radar’s Charity Protest Auction Starts Tomorrow

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, and others

Oct 15, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction starts tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others.  More

Listen: DIIV – “How Long Have You Known (Moons Remix)”

Taking The Brooklyn Band International

Sep 13, 2012

Moons are no slouch in the remix department. The current “Pleased to Meet You” band (see Under the Radar’s Protest Issue for the full interview) recently got their hands on previous “Pleased to Meet You” band DIIV’s song “How Long Have You Known.”   The results are...unexpected.  More

Sep 07, 2012

In the music video for "Doused," the new single off breakthrough band DIIV's new album Oshin, frontman Zachary Cole Smith finds himself on the run. More

DIIV Hits the Road

Joining Up With Cloud Nothings, Best Coast, Bleached, Wild Nothing, and Grimes

Jul 12, 2012

DIIV is hitting the road in support of their excellent debut album Oshin. We have the dates.  More

Beach Fossils Side-Project Dive Announces Debut Full-Length

Oshin Out June 26 Via Captured Tracks

Apr 06, 2012

On June 26, Dive—lead by Beach Fossils’ Zachary Cole Smith—will release their debut album Oshin via Captured tracks. More


Interviews

DIIV

Punk at Heart

Jul 05, 2016

Though it took DIIV three and a half years to release their second album Is the Is Are, the delay was not without its reasons. As frontman Zachary Cole Smith explains, "The date never really got pushed back, though it was supposed to come out in the fall. More

DIIV

Take Your Time

May 11, 2016

After the release of Oshin, their acclaimed 2012-released debut album, no new music was heard from DIIV for three and a half years. With the release of their sophomore album, Is the Is Are, out now on Captured Tracks, DIIV prove that they were no mere flash in the pan. More


Reviews

Is The Is Are

Is The Is Are

Captured Tracks

Feb 03, 2016

Three and a half years have passed since the release of DIIV's excellent debut, Oshin, (not an unreasonable amount of time) and it appears from the sheer size of Is The Is Are that the band has certainly been hard at work: 17 tracks all under six minutes apiece, an hour and four minutes in total.  More

Coachella Day 3 Recap: Featuring DIIV, Jessie Ware, and Father John Misty

April 21st, 2013

Apr 22, 2013

Mental haze threatening to become an impermeable fog, I took the quality over quantity approach to the final day of Coachella, and caught impressive sets from DIIVJessie Ware, and Father John Misty. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Recap: DIIV, Small Black, Poolside, Shout Out Louds and More

March 15th, 2013

Mar 26, 2013

I didn’t get to see everything I wanted to at Under the Radar’s seventh annual SXSW party. (Like any good hostess, I found myself often forgoing the entertainment to make sure no one went thirsty.) However, I was able to see a large handful of favorites (old and new) including: DIANABig Black DeltaShout Out LoudsYoung DreamsGold & YouthYoung GalaxyPoolsideDIIVDan Croll, NZCA/LINES, IO Echo, and Small Black. More

Oshin

Oshin

Captured Tracks

Jun 26, 2012

After a bevy of 7-inch releases, incendiary live shows, and blog hype that's gradually built to a fever pitch, DIIV have at last delivered their debut LP, Oshin. Upon first exposure, it doesn't seem highly dissimilar to frontman Zachary Cole Smith's other band and Captured Tracks labelmates Beach Fossils, with whom Smith plays guitar. More