Hear DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Cover (Sandy) Alex G’s “Icehead”

DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith has shared a gentle new cover of "Icehead," a song originally by the artist now known as (Sandy) Alex G. As Consequence of…
Anna Gaca / April 18, 2017

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

DIIV Do a Convincing Cat Power While Covering ‘Nude As the News’

Cat Power's What Would the Community Think turns 20 this year, and DIIV marked a modern classic with a cover of "Nude As the News" during a…
Anna Gaca / April 21, 2016

DIIV Amble Aimlessly in the Woods for Their ‘Mire (Grant’s Song)’ Video

DIIV's new album Is the Is Are is stuffed with meandering, gauzy melodies and twisty songwriting, and this morning the Brooklyn band has trounced out of…
Brennan Carley / April 11, 2016

DIIV Cancel the Remainder of European Tour Due to an ‘Urgent Health Issue’

Dreamy-droning guitar warriors DIIV have canceled the rest of their European tour dates supporting their epic sophomore album Is the Is Are citing an "urgent…
Dan Weiss / March 29, 2016

DIIV: To the Darklands and Back

For most of his life, Zachary Cole Smith has provoked strong reactions from people. The yellow-haired 31-year-old remembers that even as a kid, his fourth-grade…
Kyle McGovern / February 25, 2016

Sweetlife 2016 Lineup: The 1975, Grimes, Shamir, and More

High-end salad chain Sweetgreen has revealed the lineup for their annual music festival Sweetlife, and the 1975, Halsey, and Flume are on the top of…
James Grebey / February 23, 2016

Watch DIIV Cover Elliott Smith’s ‘Ballad of Big Nothing’

Zachary Cole Smith and Colin Caulfield of Brooklyn rock band DIIV recently dropped by HERO Magazine to record an acoustic cover of Elliott Smith's "Ballad of Big Nothing."
Anna Gaca / February 22, 2016

Review: DIIV Empty Everything They’ve Got Into the Winding ‘Is the Is Are’

DIIV’s frontman Zachary Cole Smith describes his band’s second album Is the Is Are in terms usually reserved for divinity. In recent interviews he’s referred…
Colin Joyce / February 2, 2016

Stream DIIV’s New Album, ‘Is the Is Are’

They've been teasing it with singles for months, and now Brooklyn rock band DIIV's new album Is the Is Are is available to stream in full…
Brennan Carley / January 29, 2016

DIIV Just Premiered ‘Is the Is Are’ on Beats 1

DIIV's Is the Is Are will be out in a few short weeks — February 5 via Captured Tracks – but the band's just shared the…
Brennan Carley / January 21, 2016

DIIV Return to the Celestial on ‘Under the Sun’

Update: Zachary Cole Smith has shared a post on DIIV's Tumblr discussing the new song, "Under the Sun," and their upcoming record Is the Is Are.
Colin Joyce / December 14, 2015

DIIV Join the Void on Weightless Single ‘Mire (Grant’s Song)’

DIIV are set to release their sophomore full-length Is the Is Are on February 5. The New York indie-dirge act has already released a couple…
Colin Joyce / November 23, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: DIIV, Matmos, Erykah Badu, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from haze-pop melody makers, stopwatch-breaking…
SPIN Staff / November 11, 2015
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