DIIV Launches Video on Rolling Stone, Tour Dates in Tow

Zachary Cole Smith’s side project, DIIV, has certainly gained a lot of exposure in the past year, and the height of their popularity just keeps on growing. This week the band released the dreamy new video for “Doused,”  via Rolling Stone. The dreamy video goes perfectly with the haunting track which mixes in some of the most colorful and intriguing live footage you will ever see.  Launching a big premiere on Rolling Stone, it seems obvious that DIIV may become just more than a side project. It’s already a phenomenon.

The band has just kicked off a massive U.S. tour this week, and will be headed directly to Europe soon after.


9/07/12 @ Biltmore Cabaret- Vancouver, BC *

9/08/12 @ Music Fest Northwest- Portland, OR *
9/09/12 @ Neumos- Seattle, WA *
9/12/12 @ Larimer Lounge- Denver, CO *
9/13/12 @ Jackpot Music Hall- Lawrence, KS *
9/14/12 @ The Sandbox- Omaha, NE *
9/15/12 @ Triple Rock Social Club- Minneapolis, MN *
9/16/12 @ Empty Bottle- Chicago, IL *
9/17/12 @ Magic Stick- Detroit, MI *
9/18/12 @ The Great Hall- Toronto, ON *
9/19/12 @ Ill Motore- Montreal, QC *
9/20/12 @ Brighton Music Hall- Boston, MA *
9/24/12 @ Union Transfer- Philadelphia, PA *
9/25/12 @ Rock and Roll Hotel- Washington, DC *
9/26/12 @ The Southern- Charlottesville, VA *
9/27/12 @ Grey Eagle- Asheville, NC *
9/28/12 @ Exit In- Nashville, TN *
9/29/12 @ 529- Atlanta, GA *
10/1/12 @Warren Wilson College- Swannanoa, NC
10/6/12 @INDEX Festival- Deep Ellum, TX
10/9/12 @ Echoplex- Los Angeles
* w/ Wild Nothing
11/01/12 @ Pitchfork Paris Festival- Paris, France
11/02/12 @ The Rewire Festival- The Hague, Netherlands
11/03/12 @ Iceland Airwaves- Reykjavik, Iceland
11/05/12 @ Kuudes Linja- Helsinki, Finland
11/07/12 @ John Dee- Oslo, Norway
11/08/12 @ Debaser Slussen- Stockholm, Sweden
11/09/12 @ Loppen- Copenhagen, Denmark
11/10/12 @ Molotow- Hamburg, Germany
11/11/12 @ Bi Nuu- Berlin, Germany
11/12/12 @ Gebaude 9- Cologne, Germany
11/13/12 @ De Kreun- Kortrijk, Belgium
11/14/12 @ The Garage- London, UK
11/15/12 @ Plymouth Pavillions- Plymouth, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/17/12 @ Alexandra Palace- London, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/19/12 @ De Montfort Hall- Leicester, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/20/12 @ Deaf Institute- Manchester, UK
11/21/12 @ The Apollo- Manchester, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/22/12 @ Liverpool University- Liverpool, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/23/12 @ Doncaster Dome- Doncaster, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/25/12 @ 02 Academy- Glasgow, UK- w/ The Vaccines – Sold Out
11/26/12 @ 02 Academy- Glasgow, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/27/12 @ 02 Academy Newcastle- Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/28/12 @ Brudenell Social Club- Leeds, UK w/ The Raveonettes
11/29/12 @ 02 Academy- Birmingham, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/30/12 @ 02 Academy Bournemouth- Bournemouth, UK  w/ The Vaccines
12/01/12 @ Autumn Falls Festival @ AB- Brussels, Belgium
12/02/12 @ Le Guess Who Festival- Utrecht, Netherlands


Wild Nothing Tour With Twin Sister


Wild Nothing is the project of Jack Tatum, whose fascination lies with the mixed feelings of nostalgia and regret, which he turns into dreamy pop songs.

The band has booked a series of summer tours with Twin Sister, including a stop at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Tatum released his first full-length Gemini on Captured Tracks last spring and the album drew raves from the likes of SPIN and Pitchfork. It showcased Wild Nothing’s fascination with the concept of having loved and lost.

You can hear the track “Golden Haze” off of Wild Nothing’s first album right here. Look for Wild Nothing with Twin Sister this summer here:

07/11 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *

07/12 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar *

07/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Club AE *

07/14 Columbus, OH – The Basement *

07/16 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

* = w/ Twin Sister

Songs to Keep You Cool in the Summer Heat

In NYC it is currently 102 degrees out. To keep you cool from the obsessive heat, we put together a few songs that have to do with “Summer.” Oddly enough they all use the word in the title as well. From Pavement to The National to Neon Indian, we have it all. We hope these songs will keep you cool today, along with your air conditioner. Enjoy!

Pavement- “Summer Babe”
Pavement- “Summer Babe” by ModernMysteryBlog

Neon Indian – “Deadbeat Summer”
Neon Indian – “Deadbeat Summer” by ModernMysteryBlog

Magic Kids – “Summer”
Magic Kids – “Summer” by ModernMysteryBlog

The National with St. Vincent – “Sleep All Summer”
The National with St. Vincent – “Sleep All Summer” by ModernMysteryBlog

The Drums – “Saddest Summer”
The Drums – “Saddest Summer” by ModernMysteryBlog

Unouomedude – “Island Summer”
Unouomedude – “Island Summer” by ModernMysteryBlog

Vietnam – “Summer in the City”
Vietnam – “Summer in the City” by ModernMysteryBlog

Wild Nothing – “Summer Holiday”
Wild Nothing – “Summer Holiday” by ModernMysteryBlog

Cymbals “Summer Job”
Cymbals -“Summer Job” by ModernMysteryBlog

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – “Face Like Summer”
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – “Face Like Summer” by ModernMysteryBlog

Laura Veirs – “Summer Is The Champion”
Laura Veirs – “Summer Is The Champion” by ModernMysteryBlog