DIIV is an American indie rock band formed in 2011. The group was initially started as a solo project by frontman Zachary Cole Smith, who had previously been a guitarist for the bands Beach Fossils and Darwin Deez. However, it quickly evolved into a full-fledged band with the addition of Andrew Bailey on guitar, Devin Ruben Perez on bass, and Colby Hewitt on drums.
Known for their dreamy and atmospheric sound, DIIV draws influences from various genres such as shoegaze, post-punk, and indie pop. Their music often features catchy melodies layered with hazy guitars and ethereal vocals. This unique blend creates a captivating sonic landscape that has garnered them a dedicated fan base.
Throughout their career, DIIV has released three studio albums. Their debut album "Oshin" was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. It showcased their ability to create intricate compositions while maintaining a sense of accessibility. The follow-up album "Is the Is Are" was released in 2016 and further solidified their reputation as one of the most promising bands in the indie rock scene.
DIIV's most recent album, "Deceiver," was released in 2019. It marked a departure from their previous work by exploring darker themes and incorporating heavier guitar riffs. This evolution demonstrated the band's growth and willingness to experiment with their sound.