By Gregory AdamsEarlier this week, we learned that Brooklyn-based lo-fi dream pop unit Beach Fossils will soon be taking off for a quick West Coast tour this spring, but live band member Zachary Cole Smith will also spend 2012 promoting his own project Dive, who will deliver their debut LP Oshin June 26 through Captured Tracks.
Described by the label as having a sound "indebted to classic Kraut, dreamy Creation Records psychedelia, and the primitive-crunch of late-'80s Seattle," the jangly quartet previously released three singles through the imprint. Fans will be familiar with a couple of cuts on Oshin; both "Sometime" and "Human" appeared as A-sides on the aforementioned wax slabs.
According to an interview with Pitchfork, the songs that fill the LP are but some of the 60 numbers Smith has written since forming the project last June. Shortly after assembling a live band -- bassist Devin Ruben Perez, ex-Smith Westerns member Colby Hewitt on drums, and guitarist Andrew Bailey -- Dive were picked up by Captured Tracks.
Smith has yet to perform on any Beach Fossils recordings, but there are apparently plans to incorporate him on the next recording session.
"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," he told Pitchfork. "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. "
As previously reported, Dive will be out on the road with Frankie Rose for the next month. The trip starts tonight at Philadelphia's Northstar Bar, and will make its way to Vancouver and Toronto. See the dates here.
1. (Druun) 2. Past Lives 3. Human 4. Air Conditioning 5. How Long Have You Known? 6. Wait 7. Earthboy 8. (Druun pt. ii) 9. Follow 10. Sometime 11. Oshin (Subsume) 12. Doused 13. Home