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Dive announce debut LP details (mp3, artwork), playing tonight with Bush Tetras (and other dates)

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Dive – How Long Have You Known? (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dive – Bambi Slaughter (Kurt Cobain cover) (MP3)

Oshin cover art

Local upstarts Dive have just announced details of their debut album, Oshin, which is out June 26 on Captured Tracks. You can download the album’s first single “How Long Have You Known?” at the top of this post, which was crowned Best New Track by Pitchfork today. Dive are playing Le Poisson Rogue tonight (4/6), opening for legendary NYC post punk act Bush Tetras, and will soon be hitting the road with Frankie Rose. (NYC date is May 5.) All Dive tour dates are below.

In addition to the Best New Track nod, the Pitchfork-Dive love can also be seen with a new “Rising” Q&A with frontman Zachary Cole Smith who also spends time playing guitar in Beach Fossils:

Beach Fossils is a big influence on me just because [Beach Fossils leader] Dustin [Payseur] is one of my best friends, and I really respect him musically. But I have not written or played on any Beach Fossils material that people have heard. It’s funny to think about the two projects being linked in that way, because to almost every single person who has listened to Beach Fossils, there’s no actual connection.

I don’t know if I’d go that far — Dive’s first single “Sometimes” had Beach Fossils fingerprints all over it — but anyone who’s seen the band play recently (maybe at our day party in Austin last month) knows that Dive has really come into their own sound and are one of the most exciting live bands in Brooklyn right now (according to this writer). Unlike the early singles, which were Cole Smith on his own, Oshin was recorded with the whole band. Before that, Dive will release non-LP single, “Geist,” on April 24. The A-side is downloadable at Pitchfork, and you can grab the b-side — a cover of Kurt Cobain demo “Bambi Slaughter” — above.

Dive at “Hotel Vegan” (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Click through for Oshin‘s tracklist, plus all upcoming Dive tour dates and a video for Bush Tetra’s classic “Too Many Creeps”…..

(Captured Tracks)
June 26, 2012

01 (Druun)
02 Past Lives
03 Human
04 Air Conditioning
05 How Long Have You Known?
06 Wait
07 Earthboy
08 (Druun pt. ii)
09 Follow
10 Sometime
11 Oshin (Subsume)
12 Doused
13 Home

Dive – 2012 Tour Dates (w/ Frankie Rose)
4/05/12 @ Northstar Bar- Philadelphia, PA
4/06/12 @ Le Poisson Rouge- New York, NY
4/07/12 @ Golden West Cafe- Baltimore, MD
4/08/12 @ Strange Matter- Richmond, VA
4/09/12 @ Local 506- Chapel Hill, NC
4/10/12 @ 529 Club- Atlanta, GA
4/11/12 @ Cats Purring Dude Ranch- Oxford, MS
4/13/12 @ Club Dada- Dallas, TX
4/14/12 @ Red 7- Austin, TX
4/16/12 @ Rhythm Room- Phoenix, AZ
4/18/12 @ Soda Bar- San Diego, CA
4/19/12 @ The Satellite- Los Angeles, CA
4/20/12 @ The Crepe Place- Santa Cruz, CA
4/21/12 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall- San Francisco, CA
4/23/12 @ East End- Portland, OR
4/24/12 @ Biltmore Cabaret- Vancouver, BC
4/25/12 @ Barboza- Seattle, WA
4/26/12 @ The Palace- Missoula, MT
4/28/12 @ The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)- Fargo, ND
4/29/12 @ 7th Street Entry- Minneapolis, MN
4/30/12 @ Township- Chicago, IL
5/01/12 @ Magic Stick- Detroit, MI
5/02/12 @ The Shop Under Parts and Labor- Toronto, ON
5/03/12 @ Valentine’s- Albany, NY
5/05/12 @ Mercury Lounge- New York, NY

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Bush Tetras – “Too Many Creeps”

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