KCRW’s ‘Playing On Prefix’: DIIV

    A couple weeks ago, Susannah Young explained the connection between Swedish pop and powerful emotions with her post on Niki & The Dove. This week in KCRW’s ‘Playing On Prefix’ column, it’s all about DIIV, Zachary Cole Smith’s Beach Fossils side project. Needless to say, DIIV’s recent album Oshin doesn’t sound much like a side project at all: it’s a collection of charming, guitar-driven tunes that we describe as “motorcycle gang music for people who are afraid of riding motorcycles.” Read the latest column here.