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.
Diffuser.fm recently got a hold of DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith and picked his brain on a number of topics, ranging from summer festivals to touring to a collaboration with Sky Ferreira. Check out the two-and-a-half minute clip above to watch it all unfold.