DIIV is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York City, formed in 2011. Initially called Dive, the band started as Smith’s solo recording project. After releasing three singles – “Sometime”, “Human” and “Geist” – on Captured Tracks, DIIV released its debut full-length album, Oshin, on 2012. In 2016, the band released its second studio album, Is the Is Are, after a lengthy and troubled gestation period. The band is the nom-de-plume of Z. Cole Smith, musical provocateur and front-man of anatmospheric and autumnally-charged four-piece. DIIV created instant vibrations in the blog-world; finding its way onto the esteemed pages of Pitchfork and Stereogum a mere matter of weeks after the group’s formation.