Photos by G.
Late last year, I hosted an episode of MTV’s “Weird Vibes” and I had the pleasure of interviewing Diiv. At the time, I was not familiar with their music, but I’ve since gotten to know and love it. Needless to say, I was super excited to see them perform at the Brooklyn Bowl on January 13, 2013 and as an added bonus, it was a free show!
If you don’t know Diiv’s music, it’s dreamy surf/psychedelic pop. That genre is pretty popular at the moment but most bands do not pull it off well. Diiv, on the other hand, sound great both on record and live. They played the majority of their debut album “Oshin,” which made many critics’ best albums of 2012 list. They used the live setting to play extended versions of their songs which featured long jamming sections that showed the band was obviously having a great time on stage getting lost in the music, and the audience reacted by returning the love.
They also performed a new track as well as a Madonna cover and lead singer Cole Smith wore the world’s largest sweater (which you can see more clearly below). Diiv will be playing New York again at the end of January (literally January 31, 2013) opening for The Vaccines at Terminal 5, so if you missed them last night, make sure you go to that show because it’s going to be awesome!