DIIV Announce 2014 Summer Tour Ahead of New Album
Brooklyn indie rockers DIIV have just announced that they’ll be hitting the road this summer, giving fans a chance to hear some of the new material the band is working on for their forthcoming sophomore album. The guys will start the summer off with a gig in Washington D.C. with Phoenix on June 7. After that, they won’t have another show until the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on July 11. From there, they’ll head North, playing shows in New England and upstate New York and then head out to the Midwest with stops including the Grog Shop in Cleveland on July 16 and the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 20. The band will then make a run through the South, playing Nashville, Atlanta and Chapel Hill. They’ll finish up the tour with another show in Washington D.C. on July 25 and a show in Philadelphia on July 26.
Originally started as solo project by former Beach Fossils guitarist Zachary Cole Smith, DIIV (which was also originally titled Dive) won widespread critical praise with their 2012 debut album Oshin. Their dreamy melodies, influenced by sources as varied as world music and Nirvana, mixed with Smith’s sometimes-garbled singing earned the album a spot on various critics’ year-end 50 best album lists. Their second album’s title and release date have yet to be announced.
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