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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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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 29, 2013 - 4:47 pm
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Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: "It's not about the music, man, it's about the festival experience." With the dance/sex tents in full swing, doze…
Aaron Lariviere | April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm
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Photos: How to destroy angels_, DIIV @ Golden State Theatre, Monterey 4/17/13

Trent Reznor is a busy man these days. Along with a new Nine Inch Nails line-up hitting the festival circuit this year, Reznor is playing…
Andrew Youssef | April 18, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Coachella 2013 Sunday: Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Jessie Ware, & More

SpaceGhostPurrp doesn't really scream Sunday brunch hour entertainment, but he and his crew Raider Klan were one of the acts to kick off Day 3…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 15, 2013 - 10:42 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2013 - 11:34 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2013 - 9:35 am
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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 gra…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 20, 2013 - 2:51 pm
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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…
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,…
Stereogum | December 12, 2012 - 1:40 pm
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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…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm
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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,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2012 - 10:23 am
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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,…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2012 - 5:15 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2012 - 3:42 pm
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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,…
Corban Goble | June 18, 2012 - 5:02 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2012 - 1:51 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | May 8, 2012 - 2:55 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | May 1, 2012 - 12:25 pm
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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 single…
Corban Goble | April 5, 2012 - 1:52 pm
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