DIIV : Deceiver

DIIV’s leader and main songwriter Zachary Cole Smith stated that the band’s 2016 record Is The Is Are was an album about addiction and getting sober at the time of the record’s release. Though it turned out that was not the case, as Smith stated in an interview a year later. Smith was still very […]

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Diiv’s “Taker”

The newest single released off of Diiv’s new album Deceiver(out October 4th) “Taker” continues the dark path we began with first single “Skin Game”. The dreamy gazes of Oshin and eccentricities of Is The Is Are have been replaced with a dark, hard look in the mirror. Zachary Cole Smith, Diiv’s lead singer, guitarist, and […]

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Diiv : Is The Is Are

Diiv tapped into that wandering soul we all have buried deep down(some deeper than others) back in 2012 when they gave us their big and dreamy debut Oshin. Guitars swelled in waves of reverb, as did pretty much everything else, as Zachary Cole Smith sang songs like he was lost in thought while emoting into […]

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Diiv, like a few other purveyors of everything alternative 80s, are sipping from the cup that runneth over poured by great bands like the Cure, Echo and the Bunneymen, Modern English and Joy Division.  If a band was signed to Sire or 4AD, then more than likely Diiv is echoing their sentiment. But unlike a […]

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