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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 there to focus on which interview questions musicians hate the most. But this isn’t all vitriol; the hilarious host answers each question with his own brand of sardonic humor. It’… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm

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 can read about our performance highlights from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, if you haven’t already. It was a busy weekend, and while we were out watching as many performances a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm

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 has offered up their acting talents as part of a Kickstarter fundraiser for Andrew Hoepfner’s surrealist immersive theatre performance, Houseworld. Essentially, a group of 30 guests enter a mansion and… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 1, 2015 - 1:44 pm

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 the band playing a new song is nearly two years old now, and the band has been in the news lately more for their bass player saying shitty things onMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 4:48 pm

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 in question, DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith, posted a lovingly assembled “home video” for album track “OMANKO” (the one about Japanese Christmas) and tweeted it out today. It seems to be… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 19, 2014 - 5:04 pm

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 Perez (on the far left in the photo above) on 4chan and other places across the internet. The Tumblr calls Perez out as a “racist, misogynistic, homophobic asshole.” In the… More »

By: James Rettig / December 14, 2014 - 3:21 pm

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 of Hole’s “Asking For It.” Additionally, Ferreira told Billboard that she’s working with Night Time, My Time producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Justin Raisen again on her next album as well… More »

By: 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, some wandering Oompa Loompas, and — for some reason — an incredibly awkward Pauly Shore on hosting duty, who somehow managed to piss off Alice Glass enough that she reportedly… More »

By: Peter Helman / October 27, 2014 - 11:58 am

How Does It Feel: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Rolls On

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / July 28, 2014 - 10:09 am

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 capture some behind-the-scenes portraits of artists around the festival. Above you’ll find photos of DIIV, Deafheaven, Giorgio Moroder, and more. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

The 10 Biggest Music Beefs Of 2013

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 »

By: Michael Nelson / December 27, 2013 - 11:38 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Grimes Responds To Criticism From Dogmatic Asshole Vegans

Just after midnight, eco- and animal-friendly lightning rod Grimes aka Claire Boucher excitedly posted to Tumblr about the existence of the new Ben & Jerry’s flavor Scotchy Scotch Scotch (which is affiliated with Anchorman 2) and quipped, “1 day hiatus from veganism is being had starting NOw.” Apparently some vegan Grimes follower took offense to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2013 - 11:27 am

Watch Sky Ferreira & DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Cover Elliott Smith

Last night, in remembrance of the 10 year anniversary of Elliott Smith’s death, several musicians gathered at Glasslands in Brooklyn to celebrate his songs. An Elliott Smith Tribute Show performers included Cat Power, Sky Ferreira, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Aaron Pfenning (ex-Chairlift), Marissa Nadler, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), and others. Check out our photos from… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 22, 2013 - 11:20 am

Sky Ferreira & DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Arrested

DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith may be taking this whole Kurt Cobain fetishization a little bit too far. The Daily Freeman reports that Smith and his girlfriend and frequent collaborator Sky Ferreira were both arrested in Saugerties, New York on Friday night. The charges were all misdemeanors, but Smith had “plastic bag containing 42 deck… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2013 - 9:16 am

Captured Tracks Five-Year Anniversary Festival @ The Well, Brooklyn, NY 8/31/13 & 9/1/13

Over the past five years, Brooklyn indie label Captured Tracks has delivered a meticulously curated output, from superstars-in-their-own-right DIIV, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, and Mac DeMarco to reissues of ’80s UK indie pop luminaries like the Cleaners From Venus and the Wake with a legion of other artists in between. So it was more tha… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 3, 2013 - 4:44 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week is a new column that will highlight the tunes the Stereogum staff found to be the foremost music of the past seven days. The primary qualification for eligibility is that a song is new to us and can be heard online, so even if it only exists a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Watch DIIV Rehearse New Song “Dust”

Social media commercials and high fashion modeling will not keep DIIV away from doing what they do best — making music. On Tumblr they’ve posted a rehearsal video and lyrics for new song “Dust,” which they’ll perform along with a few other new tunes as they tour internationally this summer. The post also says they… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 20, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Watch DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Charli XCX In A Myspace Commercial

The Justin Timberlake-co-owned new Myspace apparently launched today, despite the fact that registration has already been opened to the public and the editorial has been delivering a lot of content. For today’s official opening ceremony, the site has released two commercials directed by photographer Ryan McGinley. The ads feature a ton of musicians partying, like… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 12, 2013 - 4:58 pm

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Models For Saint Laurent Paris

Earlier this year, Beck was the face of new Yves Saint Laurent campaign. The photos were styled and shot by YSL designer Hedi Slimane, who has since enlisted artists like Christopher Owens, Ariel Pink, and Daft Punk, among others to model for the label, which has been renamed Saint Laurent Paris. DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 29, 2013 - 4:47 pm
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