Brooklyn four-piece Dive is now DIIV. Zachary Cole Smith, the band’s founder and vocalist, writes on Facebook that the change comes, “out of respect for Dirk Ivins and the original Dive,” a ’90s Belgian group that specialized in the distortion of drum machines. “We’ve not been contacted by Dirk Ivins or his lawyers,” says Smith, “but the short of it is that I don’t really give a fuck what the band is called.” Along with the news, the band have shared a new cut from their Captured Tracks debut, Oshin, out June 26th. Stream “Douse,” a flipped-out, sweaty tangle built around stubby bass pluck and taut drums, from the album’s dark second half below. If you’re in New York, check out the band this Saturday, playing the last show of their month-long, cross-country tour.
Stream: DIIV, “Douse”