Just because you’re in a much buzzed indie rock band doesn’t mean you can’t find time for creations outside of your powerfully hazy pop. DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith takes off his rock hat and puts on his scientist diapers in the video “How Long Have You Known?” for some drug-related sciencing.
We all need our hobbies, and Smith’s just happens to be making drugs out of household objects. Like a hipper stoned survival man, Zachary throws very particular parts of just about everything into a blender, because your high won’t last without a spring from a Blackberry. Also, apparently religious iconography are key ingredients for potent psychotropes, because religion and drugs have the same mass as opium, or something. But Zach should take care that his makeshift proto-meth lab doesn’t encroach on his career; just in the next room, the band practices without him, shot through the bitter, forgotten filter of VHS. Is getting high off lava lamp juice worth it, Zach? Let us know when you come down, because it looks really fun.
Diiv's debut Oshin is out June 26th on Captured Tracks.