DIIV – 'Wait' Wednesday 20 June, 2012
Hype Machine are currently streaming DIIV‘s debut record ‘Oshin’ - listen here. Its officially released next week (June 26) via Captured Tracks (pre-order). Without being too dramatic, this is one of strongest records of the year. That is, if you’re even mildly a fan of indie pop, rock, shoegaze or dream pop. ‘Oshin’ has many ambient, abstract moments but still has crossover appeal. The singles released so far make much more sense in context with the album as a whole. It floats over you and dishes up just the right mix of catchy hooks, dreaminess and energy. Oh and, the blankets of reverb don’t do any harm!