DIIV – “Taker”

DIIV have released a new song, "Taker," from their forthcoming album Deceiver. Gauzy and effervescent, it's the follow-up to first single, "Skin Game," which was released along…
Will Gottsegen / August 22, 2019

DIIV Announce New Album Deceiver, Release “Skin Game”

DIIV have announced their third studio album. Deceiver will be the follow-up to 2016's Is the Is Are and is expected to be released on October 4 via…
Israel Daramola / July 24, 2019

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Talks Getting Clean, Sky Ferreira Breakup in New Interview

In another new interview after leaving intensive rehab for heroin addiction, DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith talked about getting clean and his relationship with ex-girlfriend Sky Ferreira. He's only…
Anna Gaca / August 29, 2017

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Covers Sparklehorse’s “Cow”

Today, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith has released a cover of Sparklehorse's 1995 tune "Cow." The new offering features Chris Cohen (Deerhoof, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti) on…
Brian Josephs / July 12, 2017

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Says Last Album “Really Trivializes” Drug Addiction

In a new interview with The Know, DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith opened up about his ongoing struggle to find sobriety and the reservations he…
Andy Cush / May 11, 2017

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’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 05, 2016Label: Captured TracksDIIV’s frontman Zachary Cole Smith describes his band’s second album Is the Is Are in…
Colin Joyce / February 2, 2016
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