Brooklyn’s own DIVE, of whom we are avowed fans, has announced today that they are now called DIIV. Frontman Zachary Cole Smith says that the name change comes “out of respect” for the German industrial band of the same name (you can read more of his comments over at Pitchfork). Coincidentally, another single from their forthcoming album Oshin dropped today, and by all indications it’s just as good as the other two singles we’ve heard thus far.
Check out “Doused” below and look out for Oshin due out June 26th on Captured Tracks.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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