Listen to DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith cover Sparklehorse’s “Cow”

Zachary Cole Smith, frontman of DIIV, has released his cover of Sparklehorse’s “Cow.” The song is on Sparklehorse’s debut Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot. Listen to the cover below. In advance of a show in New York this August, which he previously announced will feature new music and covers, Smith shared the track on Twitter today. Smith recently shared a cover of (Sandy) Alex G’s track “Icehead,” which can also be listened to below.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Blondes Have More Fun – Forth Wanderer

2. We’re so Lost – Voom

3. Girl – Bed

4. Walden Pond – Atta Boy

5. Christa – Totally Mild

6. Water – Juan Wauters

7. Bones – Crumbs

8. The Big Idea – Black Books

9. Think of You – Bleached

10. Out of Mind – DIIV

11. Flamingo – Fruit Bats

12. Lucky Girl – Fazerdaze

13. In the Yard – Del Water Gap

14. Parachute – Spaceface

15. And It’s Over 1 – Moses Campbell

16. Strange Powers – The Magnetic Fields

17. Sea of Dreams – Oberhofer

18. Rattlesnake – Fog Lake

19. Once You Know – Good Morning

20. Beat (Health, Life, and Fire) – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith checks into “long-haul inpatient treatment”

Zachary Cole Smith from DIIV has announced that he has checked himself into “long-haul inpatient treatment” in a post to his Instagram. “So i guess now is the time for me to stop kidding myself, and everybody else,” it says. “I’ve taken this road way past the point of sanity and fucked with way too many people. See you all on the other side, I love you forever, you know who yous are.” Find the full note below.

Smith has struggled with drug use publicly in the past. He was arrested in September 2013 for a misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. West Texas – PWR BTTM

2. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales – Car Seat Headrest

3. Everybody Wants to Love You – Japanese Breakfast

4. Be Apart – Porches

5. I Need A Forest Fire – James Blake, Bon Iver

6. Under the Sun – DIIV

7. Gone – Day Wave

8. No Woman – Whitney

9. Some Are Lakes – Land of Talk

10. Expanding Anyway – Morning Teleportation

11. Nova Scotia – Boyscott

12. The Hedonist – Foreign/National

13. Someone Disappeared – The Everywheres

14. In the Moonlight – Blithe Field

15. Cab Deb – Good Morning

16. I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore – Lucy Dacus

17. Little Fourth of July – Petite League

18. What Once Was – Her’s

19. Looking out for You – Joy Again

20. Milk – Magic Potion

FYF Fest reveals 2016 lineup featuring Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala

FYF Fest has released its 2016 lineup. The two-day music festival will take place August 27th – 28th at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, and Grace Jones are leading the lineup. Other acts include Grimes, ANOHNI, Father John Misty, Hot Chip, Explosions in the Sky, Air, Beach House, Wolf Parade, Vince Staples, Shellac, Blood Orange, and Moby.

Peter Bjorn and John, Ty Segall & The Muggers, DIIV, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kelela, Chelsea Wolfe, Wild Nothing, Floating Points, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Jagwar Ma, The Black Lips, Junio Boys, Hop Along, Julia Holter, Denzel Curry, Museum of Love, Alex G, Head Wound City, Sheer Mag, and more are also playing.

Single-day, two-day, and VIP passes will go on sale Friday, April 1st.

fyf fest 2016 lineup

Stream DIIV’s new album Is the Is Are

DIIV’s latest album Is the Is Are, will arrive next Friday through Captured Tracks. A week before the drop of the album, the band decided to make it available for streaming. Listen below via the Guardian.

Is the Is Are features ithe previously-shared title track, “Dopamine,” “Bent (Roi’s Song),” “Mire (Grant’s Song),” and “Under the Sun.”

DIIV announce tour

Indie rock outfit, DIIV recently announced that their followup to Oshin from 2012, Is the Is Are will be out this fall through Captured Tracks. The band today announced a North American tour for this fall as well. Find the itinerary below.

DIIV fall tour:

08-15 Toronto, Ontario – Fort York
10-10 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
10-12 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10-13 Madison, WI – Majestic
10-14 St Paul, MN – Turf Club
10-16 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
10-17 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10-18 Boise, ID – Neurolux
10-19 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – Fortune
10-22 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
10-24 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
10-25 Santa Ana, CA – Beach Goth Festival
10-27 San Diego, CA – Casbah
10-28 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-30 Dallas, TX – Trees
10-31 Austin, TX – Mohawk
11-01 Houston, TX – Numbers
11-03 Nashville, TN – Exit In
11-04 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11-05 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11-06 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
11-07 Washington, DC – Black Cat
11-08 New York, NY – Webster Hall