The last time I saw DIIV perform live, it was when they opened for My Bloody Valentine at Hammerstein Ballroom. It wasn’t the ideal atmosphere to catch Zachary Cole Smith’s band live, but they played two new songs that night (one of which was “Dust”), marking it as the beginning of phase two of DIIV’s career.
Here we are in spring 2015, and DIIV have just announced that their anticipated sophomore album is entitled Is the Is Are, and will see a release later this fall via Captured Tracks. Following the announcement, the band played an intimate late night show (starting a little after midnight) at Baby’s All Right to showcase some of the new songs off the album. Read the rest of this entry »
By Will Oliver, November 13th 2013 — with 1 comment
When My Bloody Valentine play a show in your neck of the woods, you go and see them. I was lucky enough to catch them a few years ago at All Points West 2009, which now feels like ages ago. All I remember was that it was a hot day, and the large amounts of Tool fans in the crowd didn’t make for the best atmosphere, so I didn’t get the best experience. I do remember it being extremely loud, to the point that ear plugs are mandatory, not optional – if you want to keep hearing that is. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a lot going on in DIIV’s music video for “Wait.” Firstly, if you’re at work, don’t watch. The video features lots of boobs and ass and all that good stuff. It even features Sky Ferreira, who just happens to be dating DIIV’s Zachary Cole (of course they’re dating).
DIIV’s video for “How Long Have You Known?” sees Zachary Cole Smith blending anything, and everything that he can find into a blender, creating a crazy pill. It’s basically a science experiment gone very bad. His band is playing in the other room while this all happens.
Today, Governors Ball returns to New York City to take over Randall’s Island Park for another edition of the annual festival. It’s hard to believe that it’s June, let alone time for another edition of NYC’s beloved festival.
By now, you should (probably) have a good idea of who you’ll be seeing tomorrow, as well as the rest of the weekend. But if not, I’ve compiled a list of artists who I plan to catch throughout the weekend, if that will help sway your decision. Read the rest of this entry »
After catching a set from Lightning Bolt at LPR, I bolted over to Brooklyn to catch Wild Nothings’ New York live return at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The comeback show was a part of a series of show that the band are performing as a part of Converse’s always welcome Rubber Tracks series. The free show sold out pretty much instantly, and featured support from Brooklyn band Journalism.
This was Wild Nothing’s first performance in New York for some time, but they made us feel right at home, opening with their breakthrough single “Summer Holiday.” This live version of Wild Nothing featured DIIV’s synth-player Colin Caulfield (formerly known as Young Man) and EZTV’s drummer Michael Stasiak. They fit in snugly around Tatum and Wild Nothing’s returning members: bassist Jeff Haley and guitarist Nathan Goodman. Read the rest of this entry »
Governors Ball Music Festival announced the 2015 lineup last month, and today they’ve announced the single day lineups for the three days of the festival, set to go down from June 5-7 at Randall’s Islands Park.
We still have to see the set times each day, but at least now you can plan out if you want to go to just one day, or even plan out who you’re going to see each day.
Single days tickets are on presale now, with the regular sale happening Friday noon. 3-day tickets are still on sale.
As a New Yorker the Governors Ball Music Festival is a highlight of any summer, and it’s lineup is one that I always anticipate in the early days of the year. The festival has grown in considerable size each year, with this year arguably being it’s biggest one to date.