No Joy steals DIIV’s show at the Gothic Theatre

The Gothic Theatre hosted a reverb-heavy night with Brooklyn’s DIIV and a much less-than-capacity audience last Friday night. DIIV never really seemed to reach a zenith of interest as their hour-long set progressed, championing the beachy, dream-pop style that's been buzzing around indie music recently.

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith details the new, “more diverse” album “Is The Is Are”

On July 7, DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith had landed in L.A. just after finishing up mastering of the band’s sophomore album “Is The Is Are.” It’s a day that has been three years in the making since DIIV’s critically-acclaimed debut, “Oshin.” In the time between the albums the band has been in the spotlight for releasing one of 2012's strongest debuts, but also for Smith’s own drug arrest the following year, his relationship with Sky Ferreira and his band member’s controversial statements on social media.