Fri 12th Feb 2016
There are writing processes, and then there’s the road to DIIV’s second album, ‘Is The Is Are’. It’s one potted with drug addiction, high-profile arrests, isolation, writer’s block, fallings out and, at its beginning and end, Zachary Cole Smith’s desire to get his ambitions down on paper; to breathe new meaning into the skeletal outlines of others’ past glories. “We’re trying to extend the life of guitar music,” he recently told Pitchfork’s Jeremy Gordon. He really seems to mean it.