February 22, 2022

Roots to Grooves – DIIV

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

On this episode Jay and Jesse discuss the career and creative approaches of American rock band “DIIV“.

This week we are doing a special listener suggestion episode, from Kyle Brown, who releases music under the name “Kite Vendor“.

DIIV” are a four piece indie rock band based out of Brooklyn, New York.

The project originally started after lead songwriter and frontman Zachary Cole Smith left the band “Beach Fossils“, for whom he was playing drums for. Cole started by writing and demoing material in his bedroom, not knowing if anything would come of what he was creating, or if anyone would ever hear it. However as his confidence grew he decided to share his new material with the label managers at Captured Tracks, the label Beach Fossils were signed with. The label liked what they heard and decided to put out a couple singles. Off the success of these singles Captured Tracks decided to put out Cole’s full-length debut album “Oshin” in 2012.

To hear the full story, and a selection of tracks, check out this weeks episode of R2G.

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