Watch DIIV Perform “Dust” Demo In Their Practice Space

    What a trip it has been for DIIV ever since Zachary Cole Smith decided to take on  his side experimentation from Beach Fossils full force. With the success of the debut LP, Oshin, came countless festival appearances, a slot on Letterman, and even modeling for Yves Saint Laurent. Naturally, DIIV’s sophomore effort will be one of the most anticipated releases for 2014. 

    In the meantime, watch the New York quartet perform a new track, “Dust” – rather vexed song but sounding absolutely marvelous. I would have thought DIIV could afford a bigger practice space by now… but guess it is NYC where you’re lucky to have even a bathroom floor to sleep on.

    “Dust” Lyrics:

    he only way to be quiet is to be quick
    a slow death rite like an innocent fight
    left me choked and white in a patch of light
    feeling like a wick wax drowned and bright
    burned skin like a string black ashes slight
    i know i gotta kick but i can’t get sick
    i’ll hold you here tight, keep you overnight 
    and it gets too bright, and your body’s a brick
    keep outta sight while my watch just ticks
    i’m trying to keep quiet but i can’t move quick
    drowning in air light floating up in flight
    then it gets too bright, and your body’s a brick
    you fall

    i forced myself to be quiet just to be quick
    lead a slow death rite like an innocent fight
    left me choked and white in a patch of light
    feeling like a wick wax drowned and bright
    burned skin like a string black ashes slight
    i know i gotta kick but i can’t get sick
    i’ll hold you here tight, keep you overnight 
    and it gets too bright, and your body’s a brick
    but now i’m fucked to die in a world of shit
    i’m trying to keep quiet but i can’t move quick
    wings matted with death spilled oil slick
    then it gets too bright, and your body’s a brick
    and you fall

    DIIV performing “Geist” at Iceland Airwaves 2012: