Dive Change Name to DIIV
Published May 01, 2012Brooklyn lo-fi troupe Dive are set to release their debut disc Oshin this June, but their album jacket will look a little different than previously seen, as the group have redubbed themselves DIIV.
The moniker swap was reportedly made to pay respect to prolific Belgian industrial artist Dive, and the younger group doesn't believe the move is that big of a deal.
"A name is nothing," band leader Zachary Cole Smith told Pitchfork. "I don't really give a fuck what the band is called. I originated this project in a bedroom with no internet and didn't know it would ever leave."
While DIIV formed in June of 2011, the Belgian Dive has been kicking since the early '90s. The Dirk Ivensen-led project's last album was 2004's Behind the Sun.
Smith had initially named his project Dive after a Nirvana song, and because all four members (Smith, bassist Devin Ruben Perez, drummer Colby Hewitt on drums and guitarist Andrew Bailey) were water signs. "The word was an element of what inspired the project in its genesis," Smith said, "but we've outgrown the name and its associations."
As previously reported, Oshin, whose new album art can be seen above, arrives June 26 through Captured Tracks. You can stream album cut "Doused" down below.