When: Fri., Nov. 4, 8:30 p.m. 2016
Brooklyn’s DIIV, whose name is derived from a Nirvana song, have been critical darlings since emerging in the early 2010s. Their music has been noted with many gloomy genre descriptors, such as post-punk, shoegaze and dream-pop. Front man Zachary Cole Smith’s highly publicized struggle with addiction delayed the release of the band’s 2016 album, Is the Is Are. Heavily influenced by Sonic Youth and Elliott Smith, the new record also features vocals from alt-pop star Sky Ferreira, who happens to be Smith’s girlfriend. DIIV take the stage on Friday, November 4, at ArtsRiot in Burlington, with support from Pill.