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.
DIIV was originally called Dive (same pronunciation), but changed their name out of respect for this Dive. Of course, the two didn’t sound anything alike, but DIIV is a band about consideration. In person, Frontman Zachary Cole Smith is amicable if not especially prim, and it comes through in the music he makes. Download a live rendition of the band’s single “How Long Have You Known,” a standout from the band’s Oshin album and their recent performance at Converse Rubber Tracks, and see if you aren’t inspired to hold doors and dispense compliments with similar courtesy.
Download: DIIV, “How Long Have You Known (Live at Converse Rubber Tracks)”