While reporting our DIIV cover story a couple years back, I learned that frontman Z. Cole Smith and his girlfriend Sky Ferreira are friendly with Cat Power — perhaps they met when they all played an Elliott Smith tribute concert in 2013? — and Smith and Ferreira have previously covered Cat Power’s “Nude As The News” together. At a recent SiriusXM session, DIIV dusted off that cover, turning into a multi-guitar acoustic piece in the style of Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged. They also did an acoustic version of Is The Is Are standout “Under The Sun.” Watch both performances below.
Is The Is Are is out now on Captured Tracks.