PICS: DIIV at Music Box

Brooklyn-based indie band DIIV splashed into Music Box on Thursday, May 18, with the Paranoyds.

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Formed in 2011 in Brooklyn, DIIV is the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Zachary Cole Smith.
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Smith originally played guitar for Soft Black and Darwin Deez, and he played drums for Beach Fossils.
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He started the band as a solo recording project under the name "Dive."
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Smith changed the name to DIIV "out of respect for Dirk Ivens and the original Dive," according to him.
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Their debut album, "Oshin," was released in 2012.
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Stereogum listed it 22nd and Pitchfork 40th on their respective lists of the best albums of 2012.
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According to Smith, krautrock, Nirvana and world music influenced "Oshin."
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In 2016, DIIV released their second album, "Is the Is Are."
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Earlier this year, Smith announced that he was getting professional treatment for his drug addiction.
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Let's hope his Nirvana influence stops with his music.
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Looks like everyone's favorite panda took a stage dive.
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The Paranoyds offered support for DIIV.
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Hailing from Los Angeles, this four-piece plays a blend of garage rock and punk.
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