Posted in music | tour dates on May 1, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DIIV, pre-name change, at Red 7 in Austin, April 14 (more Tim Griffin)
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While currently busy out on the road supporting Frankie Rose, Dive have changed their name to DIIV. While lists about 10 artists with the name Dive, Cole Smith tells Pitchfork that the spelling change comes specifically "out of respect" to the Dive that was the pseudonymn of German industrial musician Dirk Ivens. "A name is nothing," Smith told Pitchfork. "I don't really give a fuck what the band is called. I originated this project in a bedroom with no internet and didn't know it would ever leave." Whether the rest of his apartment or his phone had the internet and access to is undetermined at this time.

DIIV's tour with Frankie Rose, recently hit the Mohawk in Austin and wraps up this Saturday (5/5) with a sold-out at Mercury Lounge that also features Scotland's Spectrals and ex-Team Robespierre duo Black Marble. The band's debut album, Oshin, is out June 26 and you can stream a new song from it, "Doused," at the bottom of this post. DIIV (who played our Hotel Vegan parties during SXSW this year) will headline a record release show at Glasslands on June 23 and tickets are on sale now.

After the record release show, DIIV's only other scheduled show is opening for Grimes and Wild Nothing at Hudson River Rocks on August 9 (DIIV was just added to that bill). Click though for all DIIV tour dates and the stream of "Doused."..

DIIV - 2012 Tour Dates
05/01/12 Detroit, MI Magic Stick w/ Frankie Rose
05/02/12 Toronto, ON Parts and Labor w/ Frankie Rose
05/03/12 Albany, NY Valentine's w/ Frankie Rose
05/05/12 NYC Mercury Lounge w/ Frankie Rose
06/23/12 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands (record release show)
08/09/12 New York City RiverRocks at Pier w/ Wild Nothing and Grimes



Comments (33)


Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 3:26 PM

Dirk Ivens FTW. Klinik was the shit!

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 3:28 PM

this children are too young to know what they are talking about

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 3:31 PM

You mean he didn't change the name out of respect to the really bad early-90s Massachusetts hardcore band by the same name? I'm bummed LOL.

LOL @ Bill Pearis taking a shot at this self-absorbed pretentious bitch going on about he wasn't around the internet when he came up with the name. Ummm...your bedroom project left the bedroom so ya might want to check to see who has a name you come up with if you really want to be respectful, herb. Dude changed the name cuz he caught shit for it haha busted. And how could you possibly think "Dive" is a completely original name and so original you wouldn't even check to see if it was used by others?

Posted by D | May 1, 2012 3:35 PM

3:26 wins

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 3:37 PM

Oh yeah, Cole, 1992 wants your hair and shirt back LOL.

Posted by D | May 1, 2012 3:46 PM

is that a fucking mannequin playing guitar?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 3:55 PM

$5 says they change it again, terrible choice bros

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 4:08 PM

Out of respect to Cole Smith, I'm changing my name to Coal Smiith.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 4:09 PM

3:55pm and 4:09pm Hahahaha good ones!!!

Here's the perfect name for his band:

Dork (what he is)

Is there a band by that name? If not I'm surprised as it's so simple and blunt.

Posted by D | May 1, 2012 4:16 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 4:17 PM

Alright, now who's gonna do something about those fuckers calling themselves WAR?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 4:30 PM

WAR's lawyers???

Posted by D | May 1, 2012 4:32 PM

I wouldn't mind kicking this kid's ass.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 4:38 PM

A bedroom with no internet!? The horror.

An origin story on par with Exile On Main Street.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 4:42 PM

boring. dude looks pretty cool tho. must be a model. mad stoic

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 4:46 PM

He changed it so it would be easier to google his band. Period.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 5:10 PM

So lame. They had no idea who Dirk Ivens was until 2 seconds ago. "Out of respect": more like "out of finally wikipedia-ing our own name".

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 5:31 PM

Total Slacker

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 5:53 PM

5:31 on pointtttt

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 6:41 PM

fuck you hipster douchebags....I like this band. You New Yorkers and wanna be New Yorkers should go to the West Coast and relax for awhile.

Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2012 6:59 PM

i don't get it. he plays in beach fossils. this is the same thing as beach fossils. no depth whatsoever. change your name to BEECH FOSSILZ. please everyone, don't buy into this regergitated "music"

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 8:19 PM

this is DIIV's shark jump

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 10:51 PM

this is cole from diiv, yeah the name's stupid. i really don't give a shit though. 3/4 of the above comments are 100% right on

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 11:30 PM

So think real fucking hard and come up with a name that actually says something substantial about your music. For all we know, looking at that record cover, D.I. got rid of their dog on this, their fourth (IV) album.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | May 2, 2012 5:21 AM

5:21 hahaha yess

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 8:08 AM

The drummer is the best part of the band. The rest of those kids are douches

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 1:40 PM

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Posted by blackkkk | May 2, 2012 2:20 PM

here are some indisputable facts about this band.

1. awful name change.
2. better live than in the studio (as yet)
3. despite the ickiness of the probability that "Cole Smith" is making that face on purpose in the photo, it's a pretty cool photo.
4. their music ain't thaaaat bad
5. 48% of posters badmouthing this band are probably getting really angry, posting something angry, and then listening to pulp to calm them down.
6. i'm listening to pulp regardless.

Posted by bill | May 28, 2012 8:56 PM

Dirk Ivens is from Belgium not Germany

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 3:58 AM

Wow a lot of fuckin nerds here. Saw them (DIIV) yesterday. Gig was a blast. So shut up and make better music than them. You will fail 100%.

Posted by gilgamesh | August 30, 2012 7:24 AM

freaking coolness.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 8:55 PM

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