Although still relatively young, New York shoegazers DIIV (pronounced “dive”) have already amassed a respectable following. Formed in 2011, DIIV started out as an outlet for Beach Fossils guitarist and occassional model Zachary Cole Smith to record his own music. After recruiting Andrew Bailey, Devin Ruben Perez and Colby Hewitt, DIIV released the singles ‘Geist’ and ‘How Long Have You Known’ before releasing their first album, ‘Oshin,’ in 2012. Their first album draws on many influences, including Nirvana and Malian musician Baba Salah.
- Selected Discography: ‘Oshin’ (2012)
- Further Reading: DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Performs ‘Human’ – Exclusive Video, DIIV Release Statement Regarding Bassist’s 4chan Remarks, The 100 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015