We're a band called DIIV, talking about music, life, politics, etc. and sometimes playing our instruments. We break down music we love, discuss its social context, and work through related musical ideas as a band. Good for music fans or anyone who's ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the DIIV studio.
Episode 9: Spiderland
The band discusses the 90’s American underground rock music scene, outgrowing your musical roots, bands that found success after breaking up, and Slint’s 1991 album “Spiderland”.
Episode 8: Mix Bag
The band discusses their process of making music through the lockdown restrictions, the 1994 Clinton crime bill, collaborating as songwriters, and each member brings a song to talk about.
Ben: Willie Dunn - "I Pity the Country"
Cole: Neurosis, Jarboe - "Within"
Andrew: The Notorious B.I.G. - "Things Done Changed"
Colin: Chris Weisman - "Complex Complex"
The DIIV Podcast, Episode 7.
The band talks music venues in NYC, CBGB, "punk", and the 1977 album Marquee Moon by Television.
Sonic Youth Pt. 2
The DIIV Podcast, Episode 6.
The band discusses neoliberalism, music criticism, online political discourse, guitar techniques, appropriation, and Sonic Youth’s post-1992 discography.
Sonic Youth Pt. 1
The DIIV Podcast, Episode 5.
The band discusses the relationship between art and politics, generational disillusionment following the death of the hippie movement, No Wave, the downtown NYC art scene and its relationship to gentrification, the vast world of Sonic Youth’s many influences and references, appropriation, irony, and Sonic Youth’s pre-1992 discography.
The DIIV Podcast, Episode 4.
The band discusses 'alternative' radio, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the paradox of maintaining a DIY ethos under capitalism, gender and sexuality, addiction, and Nirvana's 1991 album, "Nevermind".