Brooklyn-based DIIV's new record Oshin is about as summery of a record as a guy could ask for. Sort of a hazier Real Estate mixed with more upfront surf riffs like Surfer Blood, plus their own vibes. You should give it whirl for your next road trip, late night bike ride or beach/lake sess. Guess you might expect that from a group that named themselves and their album after water related monikers (heard they're all water signs as well...). Plus they've got a song called "Air Conditioning". Anyhow, they've announced a new tour this summer, including West Coast dates witch Bleached, plus other dates with Wild Nothing, Grimes, Best Coast and Cloud Nothings. Sidenote: When watching DIIV's Pitchfork +1 session, I kept thinking how much of a Cobain vibe Zachary Cole Smith seemed to be shooting for. Learned he named the band after Nirvana's "Dive" track.
DIIV Tour Dates 07-12 New York, NY - 285 Kent # 07-16 Philadelphia, Pa - Union Transfer * 07-17 New York, NY - Terminal 5 * 07-18 Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub * 07-31 San Diego, CA - Casbah % 08-01 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop % 08-03 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory % 08-05 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo % 08-09 New York, NY - RiverRocks at Pier 84 ^ 08-19 London, England - Radfest 08-20 London, England - Shacklewell Arms 08-22 Brussels, Belgium -Madame Moustache 08-23 Paris, France - Glazart 08-24 Pully, Switzerland - For Noise Festival 08-25 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Congés Annulés 08-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Subbacultchha 08-28 Berlin, Germany - Monarch 08-29 Hamburg, Germany - Aslhaus 08-30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Bakken 08-31-09-01 Malmo, Sweden - Brooklyn Sweden Festival
# with Cloud Nothings * with Best Coast % with Bleached ^ with Wild Nothing, Grimes