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Zachary Cole Smith opens the door wearing a collarless white button-down shirt so big it could pass for a nightgown. The 28-year-old DIIV frontman is also rocking a leather ball cap over his light brown shoulder-length locks, plus baggy white shorts and black low-cut shoes with tall black socks climbing up his calves. Short, slight,… More »

As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist’s traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker, troll, and brawl — on Twitter, on TV, or in person. Yes, beef was what’s for dinner in 2013, and… More »

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

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Stream DIIV Is The Is Are

It's been nearly four years since dreamy New York guitar-benders DIIV released their promising debut Oshin. And next week, they'll finally hit us in the…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2016 - 11:33 am
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DIIV – “Is The Is Are”

DIIV have shared the title track to their upcoming album, Is The Is Are. It follows previously released tracks "Dopamine," "Bent (Roi's Song)," "Mire (Grant's
James Rettig | January 21, 2016 - 1:24 pm
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Amber Coffman, Bethany Cosentino, Others Accuse Publicist Of Sexual Misconduct

Scroll down for the most recent updates to this story. Last night, on Twitter, Dirty Projectors member Amber Coffman recounted an incident in…
James Rettig | January 19, 2016 - 1:13 pm
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Pickathon 2016 Lineup

The forces behind Pickathon, the generally-beloved Oregon rock-and-folk-centric festival, announced the lineup for next year's festival at a free Portland party last night. The festival…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2016 - 8:58 am
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DIIV – “Under The Sun”

New York dream-rockers DIIV are putting out Is The Is Are, the long-anticipated follow-up to their 2012 debut Oshin, in just a couple of months.
Peter Helman | December 13, 2015 - 10:43 pm
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DIIV – “Mire (Grant’s Song)”

Brooklyn dream-rockers DIIV are returning early next year with the grammatically confusing new album Is The Is Are. We've heard two songs already, the lovely,…
Peter Helman | November 22, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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DIIV – “Bent (Roi’s Song)”

DIIV, makers of floaty New York dream-rock, have spent so long working on the follow-up to their 2012 debut Oshin that it's sometimes easier to…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2015 - 9:08 am
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Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm
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DIIV – “Dopamine”

Jangly New York dream-rockers DIIV have spent a long, long time working on the follow-up to their 2012 debut Oshin. Earlier this year, they announced…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 9:15 am
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Beach Goth 4 Lineup

The fourth installment of the Growlers' annual Beach Goth festival will go down 10/24-25 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California, and its lineup…
Chris DeVille | July 8, 2015 - 1:21 pm
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Watch Bands Share Their Least Favorite Interview Questions At GovBall

Last weekend was New York's own annual music festival Governors Ball, and in the true festival spirit of complaining about everything, Funny Or Die was…
Caitlin White | June 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm
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Artist Portraits From Governors Ball 2015

New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island this past weekend. Our local staff attended the three-day event, and you…
Stereogum | June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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DIIV Will Reenact Your Dreams For $10K

Have you ever had a dream about DIIV? If you have, then yours will be the easiest for the Brooklyn-based band to reenact. The band…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 1, 2015 - 1:44 pm
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DIIV Announce New Album Is The Is Are

Dreamy Brooklyn rockers DIIV have been taking their time in recording the follow-up to their debut album, 2012's Oshin. Even the promising rehearsal footage of…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 4:48 pm
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Sky Ferreira – “OMANKO” DIIV Home Video

Sky Ferreira's Night Time, My Time promotional cycle just wrapped up, but her boyfriend made a video for one of the songs anyway. The boyfriend…
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2014 - 5:04 pm
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DIIV Respond To Controversy Over Bassist’s Hateful 4Chan Comments

A Tumblr site called Sexism In Music made the rounds yesterday with a series of posts detailing hateful comments made by DIIV bassist Devin Ruben…
James Rettig | December 14, 2014 - 3:21 pm
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Watch Sky Ferreira Debut New Material & Cover Hole’s “Asking For It” With DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith

Sky Ferreira debuted new material at the Belasco Theater in L.A. last night. She also brought DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith on stage for a cover…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Photos: Beach Goth 3 Fest Feat. Atlas Sound, Foxygen, DIIV, Alice Glass, & More

Orange County's eclectic Beach Goth festival, organized by surf-rock weirdos the Growlers, returned for its third year on Saturday. The fest included a diverse lineup,…
Peter Helman | October 27, 2014 - 11:58 am
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Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Festival 2014

This past weekend, Pitchfork Festival went down in Chicago, and it included a great deal of excellent acts. We sent our photographer Max Herman to…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am
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