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DIIV: “Fuck SXSW”

Brooklyn dream-poppers DIIV are among the many, many buzzed-about bands playing about 52 shows apiece in Austin this week for SXSW. And they’re probably not the only ones who aren’t happy about this experience. They are, however, probably the most prominent band to come out publicly this year and say how much they hate it,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2013 - 11:34 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, the best music-related video of the past seven days is the yelling goats remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and the second best is Wale attempting to fight a Toronto Raptors announcer during a game. Neither of these, however, is an actual music video, so I had to pick five others. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

DIIV – “Wait” Video (NSFW)

DIIV have unveiled a video for their monster track “Wait.” Try not to get too mad at me for saying this, but the clip grabs a lot from Lana Del Rey’s wheelhouse. I know the Instagram filter-tinged, found footage (or, at least what looks like found footage) thing doesn’t have an LDR trademark on it,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 20, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Watch DIIV Do “Doused” On Letterman

Fresh off of walking away with this year’s Best New Artist Gummy Award, DIIV made their network television debut last night with a “Doused.” Dave gives DIIV a “Fantastic.” Watch it below. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012 - 9:56 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2012

The Gummys! We’re still in it! So far this week you’ve crowned M.I.A. & Romain Gavras’s “Bad Girls” with this year’s Gummy for Best Video, and Japandroids’ “House That Heaven Built” as this year’s Best Track. Today we learn about your favorite rookies and hope that, unlike the Grammys, this Best New Artist designation ensure… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The music-video universe took a bit of a week off this week; Labor Day, I guess, will do that. But there was still plenty of good stuff out this week; the relative scarcity just meant that I didn’t have to cut anything deeply awesome to put this list together. Check out this week’s list below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2012 - 10:23 am

DIIV – “Doused” Video

In the new video for DIIV’s “Doused,” frontman Z. Cole Smith tends to an army of toy soldiers before realizing that, in his trance-like fixation, he’s late for a DIIV gig. The gig is at 285 Kent, which makes a lot of sense if you know 285 Kent. It’s directed by Smith and Ian Perlman. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2012 - 5:15 pm

DIIV – “Follow (Memory Tapes Remix)”

Earlier this year, the Brooklyn band DIIV released Oshin, their well-received debut album of sparkling, assured dreampop. And now they’ve brought in Memory Tapes, a man known for a very different sort of dreampop, to rework their album track “Follow,” giving a synthpop makeover to all that starry-eyed longing. Download the Memory Tapes remix below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Stream DIIV Oshin

Brooklyn indie rockers DIIV — FKA Dive — have been picking up momentum in the last year or so, thanks to the strength of dark, soaring rockers like “How Long Have You Known” and “Doused” as well as the band’s huge-sounding live show. Now, the Cole Smith-fronted band’s entire debut is streaming, so have at… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 18, 2012 - 5:02 pm

DIIV, High Highs, Killer Mike, Beat Culture @ Brooklyn Bowl 5/24/12

Last night was Hype Machine’s Fast Forward League Night, which was put on by the Hype dudes themselves as well as Consequence Of Sound, Gorilla Vs. Bear, I Guess I’m Floating, Awesome Tapes From Africa and us. The lineup featured the likes of Beat Culture, Killer Mike (who mixed it up in the crowd), High… More »

By: Stereogum / May 25, 2012 - 2:29 pm

DIIV – “How Long Have You Known?” Video

Way the hell back in April, when they were still known as Dive, we posted the Brooklyn band and Beach Fossils side project DIIV’s whooshing track “How Long Have You Known?” In the brand-new video for that song, lead singer Z. Cole Smith stars as an amateur basement scientist, combining a whole bunch of important… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 24, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Stereogum & Hype Machine Present: DIIV @ Brooklyn Bowl 5/24

In a few weeks, we are helping out on a show at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl organized by the folks at Hype Machine. A number of sites are involved, actually — Gorilla Vs. Bear, I Guess I’m Floating, Consequence of Sound, and Awesome Tapes From Africa amongst them, each picking an artist to round out the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 8, 2012 - 2:55 pm

DIIV (FKA Dive) – “Doused”

So, Brooklyn indie rockers Dive changed their name to DIIV (“The word was an element of what inspired the project in its genesis, but we’ve outgrown the name and its associations,” Cole Smith told Pitchfork ). Luckily, as a salve to the possible confusion the group also posted reverberating rocker “Doused,” so that’s awesome. Slightly… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 1, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Dive – “How Long Have You Known?”

Cole Smith’s Beach Fossils offshoot Dive has emerged as its own tour de force over the past 6 months, launching a ton of solid singles like “Human,” “Corvalis” and “Geist” as the group leads up to their Captured Tracks debut, Oshin. Now, they’ve put out a new single that’s confirmed for that release, the swirling,… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 5, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2012

This was an incredible month for free hip hop MP3s, and it was an incredible month for songs by Lemonade because “Neptune” is one of this year’s finest. And so the paramaters I gave myself with this month’s mix are as follows: Open with Lemonade’s “Neptune,” and create a track flow that blended but flipped… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Dive – “Geist”

Brooklyn indie rock upstarts Dive earned their placement on the The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012 thanks to their deliberate, hi-quality trickle of 7” releases like “Corvalis” and “Human.” Today, the Cole Smith-fronted group dropped a new single, a dense, pummel of a groove called “Geist” that’s in April. Na… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

Dive – “Human”

Beach Fossils spinoff Dive put out a new track yesterday called “Human,” which will be released as a single later this month. Stream the track after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 16, 2011 - 12:04 pm