There’s a great American tradition of New York being a welcoming port and FADER teamed up with Converse’s new Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn to further it. Once a month, we’ll be welcoming touring artists to the neighborhood with a visit to a local Brooklyn institution, as well as making time for an intimate performance. Catch that exclusive show, interview and MP3s right here.
Zachary Cole Smith is a beacon of humility. Before his interview for the latest chapter in our Brooklyn Bound series, the DIIV founder (and frontman) thought it appropriate to remove his band’s record, Oshin, from the shot, replacing it with something else from one of the crates below. Oshin is a fantastic record and you should buy it, especially if you are in Greenpoint, on or near Guernsey Street. There, just off Nassau, you’ll find Co-Op 87, a pleasant and quite possibly over-stocked record shop, co-run by the amicable Ben Steidel. Before this interview, Smith had never visited the shop, but he was kind enough to share his latest obsession, an esteemed songwriter with whom he happens to share his last name.