DIIV - Sometime
DIIV playing downstairs at Valentines, Albany NY
Frankie Rose last show on tour with DIIV
Had plans to catch Frankie Rose once again this past Thursday, and at the last minute realized that new to Captured Tracks artist DIIV (formally Dive…for maybe a day) was opening. The day before they were still Dive as I purchased the new Craft Spells EP, with the name changed that night. Something to do with too many bands already named Dive according to them post-show.
Always a pleasure to get a double header when you’re not expecting it, and ds Valentines is such an intimate venue that you can’t go wrong. All shows should have you in a dank dark space, at a maximum of 5ft from the artist. The crowd went crazy for these dudes, with much heavy dancing/head shaking. Quite a warm reception for an ‘opening’ band. Frankie was fantastic as always, but honestly DIIV stole the show for me.
Their debut LP, Oshin is out June 26th on Captured Tracks, not soon enough if you ask me. They were all sold out of singles on tour, but you can grab all three 7”s packaged up neatly here, including the track Sometime featured here today. Considering the band name change, these will probably be disappearing quickly as they go out of production so snatch em up now while you wait for what is sure to be a super rad summer LP.Source: capturedtracks.com