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Music Monday – DIIV

Happy Music Monday! This week’s track comes from a band called DIIV (pronounced dive), the New York based project of Zachary Cole Smith formerly of the Dirty Projectors. After releasing their masterpiece Oshin in 2012, this week they finally released their follow up Is The Is Are after what seems like an endless wait with a few teasing singles dropped along the way. But it’s finally here and it’s a cracker! With heavy influence from the likes of The Smiths, The Cure and Nirvana, they have that C86 sound but with deeper layers of dreamy, moody reverb. I’ve picked out the track Out of Mind, a song that features their signature sound but perhaps with more vocals than we’re used to and a slightly lighter and up-beat feeling, although I suspect the lyrics are in direct contrast to this. Take a listen below and let me know what you’ve been spinning in the comments section. Have a great week!