Photo by Sandy Kim

Photo by Sandy Kim


Is The Is Are


Worldwide Management - Sargent House
Manager: Cathy Pellow
Assistant: Brittany Baker

N. American Booking - Ground Control Touring
Agent: John Chavez 

European Booking - Primary Talent
Agent: Ben Winchester

Record Label - Captured Tracks
Contact: Mike Sniper

N. America / Publicist: Nick Dierl

UK  / Publicist: Keong Woo




DIIV + Deafheaven Announce Co-Headlining US Tour 

Deafheaven + DIIV have announced co-headlining US tour dates:

OCT 20 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

OCT 21 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister

OCT 22 El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace

OCT 23 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

OCT 25 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

OCT 26 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club

OCT 27 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
OCT 28 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

OCT 30 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

OCT 31 Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
NOV 01 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace

NOV 02 Providence, RI @ Fête Ballroom

NOV 03 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt

NOV 04 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit

NOV 06 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
NOV 07 Cincinnati, OH @ The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre
NOV 09 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club

NOV 10 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

NOV 11 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

NOV 13 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
NOV 15 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s
NOV 16 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
NOV 17 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst


DIIV at The Wiltern – Live Review // Grimy Goods 




Article & Photos by Kirby Gladstein via Grimy Goods

DIIV brought shoegaze psych-rock to The Wiltern for their Los Angeles stop on the Desert DazeCaravan with Ariel Pink. Building on the intro by a solid minute, they opened their set with the titular track off their latest album, Is The Is Are. As the first lyrics spilled from Zachary Cole Smith’s lips the pit opened and grew chaotic. This kept up for the entirety of the set. Their stoic performance became a soundtrack to the homemade visuals being projected behind them; shot with a shitty camcorder, lagging as Quicktime Player struggled to keep up, featuring the mundane sights of life on tour interspersed with naked woman and boyish humor. Heavy heads rolled and lolled on hunched spines, but every now and then you could spot them craning around to watch their nostalgic home movie, too.

Read more

DIIV Tour Dates With Ariel Pink 


DIIV is currently on tour with Ariel Pink on the following dates:
5/1 Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
5/3 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall Moon Room
5/4 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
5/5 Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren also w/ Acid Mothers Temple & more
5/6 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/8 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
5/10 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/11 Seattle WA @ Neptune Theatre
5/12 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
5/15 Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
5/16 Tijuana, Mexico @ Black Box
*** DIIV afterparty @ Mous Tache***
5/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
*** DIIV afterparty @ Resident***
5/18 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
5/19 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

All ticket links HERE

DIIV – 'Oshin' On The 30 Best Dream Pop Albums // Pitchfork 

The debut album from Captured Tracks stalwarts DIIV didn’t intentionally set out to channel dream pop. Yes, they were fans of Ride, but frontman Zachary Cole Smith cited this particular album’s inspirations as krautrock and Malian music. Yet from the opening gambit of the instrumental track “(Druun)” to the distant vocals of “Past Lives”—vocals that sound like they're being teleported from another dimension—DIIV quickly found themselves cited as revivalists of dream pop. The record plays out like an inversion of a late-’80s Sub Pop grunge record, taking the dirge and muddiness of guitars, drums, and bass and oversaturating that in blissed-out ambience. It ebbs and flows in a manner that often makes it difficult to distinguish tracks, driven largely by rhythm, echo, and a sense of wonderment. Lyrically, it’s not trying to offer much in the way of catharsis; instead, it provides a bedrock for you to come, lie down, and sink deeper into whatever emotional state you’re in. Isn’t that what dreams are made of? –Eve Barlow
Listen: DIIV, “Doused”

Full list via Pitchfork

Interview with DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith // Billboard 

Interview by John Norris via Billboard

A silver van with California plates has just pulled up outside Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre, off Prospect Park’s Grand Army Plaza, and behind the wheel is a familiar face. And yet, different.

It’s not just that DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith now sports two-tone locks, his familiar bleached blond hair newly offset by long dark roots. He still favors a loose, button-down shirt -- on this day a bright red one. And certainly the face is the same -- even at 32, he perpetually looks like he’s going on 18. But it’s the smile on that face, and a seemingly boundless energy, that hint at the real Story of Cole 2017: he’s six months sober.

Read more