The DIIV Podcast


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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.

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Episode 9: Spiderland

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”.

Feb 03, 2021
Episode 8: Mix Bag

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"

Jan 26, 2021
Episode 7: Marquee Moon

The DIIV Podcast, Episode 7.

The band talks music venues in NYC, CBGB, "punk", and the 1977 album Marquee Moon by Television.

Dec 14, 2020
Episode 6: 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.

Dec 07, 2020
Episode 5: 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.

Nov 30, 2020
Episode 4: Nevermind

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".

Nov 23, 2020
Episode 3: Souvlaki

The DIIV Podcast, Episode 3.

The band discusses the idea of “drug music”, decriminalization, ASMR, shoegaze, and Slowdive’s 1993 album “Souvlaki”.

Nov 16, 2020
Episode 2: NEU!

The DIIV Podcast, Episode 2.

The band discuss intellectual property law, music in a capitalist culture, krautrock, and NEU!'s 1972 album 'NEU!'

Nov 09, 2020
Episode 1: Seventeen Seconds

The DIIV Podcast: Ep 1. Seventeen Seconds

The inaugural episode of The DIIV Podcast. In this episode, the boys discuss their reasons for starting a podcast, their experience touring abroad when the pandemic hit and the subsequent lockdown, how their relationship with music changed through the pandemic, and the state of the music industry. They also discuss the 1980 album "Seventeen Seconds" by The Cure. Special thanks to Vin Cacchione for audio assistance.

Nov 02, 2020