Wednesday, September 16, 2015
DIIV Stream New Single 'Dopamine'
Words: Sam Geary
Released today is New York dream-rockers DIIV's new single 'Dopamine'.
With their full-length - 'Is The Is Are' - follow-up to 2012's debut 'Oshin', set for release supposedly at some point before the end of the year, 'Dopamine' is the first taste.
With a 90s hazy reverb glow to it, 'Dopamine' hits all the right dreampop notes with a melding of sweet synths and fuzzy guitars.
Originally known as Dive, Brooklyn's DIIV is the pop project of Zachary Cole Smith, also a member of the like-minded Beach Fossils. Taking the project's name from the Nirvana song, Smith started Dive in 2011 as a vehicle for his own songs and began recording on his own while adding guitarist Andrew Bailey, bassist Devin Ruben Perez, and ex-Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt as his live band.
DIIV embark on a hefty touring schedule as from tomorrow.
17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ++
18 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall ++
19 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts ++
21 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
10 Boston, MA - The Sinclair * ~~
11 Toronto, Ontario - The Danforth Music Hall * ~~
12 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall * ~~
13 Madison, WI - Majestic * ~~
14 Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club * ~~
16 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre *
17 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge * ~~
18 Boise, ID - Neurolux * ~~
19 Seattle, WA - Neumos * ~~
20 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune * ~~
22 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore * ~~
24 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre * ~~
24 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory ^
25 Santa Ana, CA - Beach Goth Festival *
27 San Diego, CA - Casbah * ~~
28 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom * ~~
30 Dallas, TX - Trees * ~~
31 Austin, TX - Mohawk * ~~
01 Houston, TX - Numbers * ~~
03 Nashville, TN - Exit In * ~~
04 Atlanta, GA - The Earl * ~~
05 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle * ~~
06 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry * ~~
07 Washington, DC - Black Cat * ~~
08 New York, NY - Webster Hall * ~~
++ with Ride
* with Sunflower Bean
~~ with No Joy
^ with Toro Y Moi