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Wild Nothing and DIIV to tour this fall because they might be the same band

Jul 20, 2012

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Wild Nothing are releasing a new album this year, “Nocturne,” which will be out on August 28 via Captured Tracks. It’s been two years since their pretty sweet debut “Gemini,” and in the meantime a new band that also looks to Galaxie 500 and Modern English-style dream pop for inspiration has sprung up. Brooklyn band DIIV released their debut album “Oshin” in June after months of teaser tracks and performances — a record that from top to bottom didn’t sound too far away from the overcast jangle of “Gemini.”

In many circumstances, artists that have a distinct similarities always seem to find a way to feud over it (usually stemming from one group’s jealousy over the other). In this case though, they’re actually joining forces for a number of tour dates mapped out this fall.

So this leaves one question — are they doing this because they’re friendly and legitimately enjoy each other’s music (because really how couldn’t you considering their shared musical goals?), or are they doing it since they can’t physically tour separately because they are actually the same band?

While a listener who is familiar with both groups’ records will know the difference just from the experience, if you were to take a random assortment of songs from the two groups, mix them up and then unveil them to an untrained ear, it would be very unlikely that such a listener could distinguish the blurry reverb, glassy guitars, ominous vocals, and washed-up beds of keyboard.

Is Wild Nothing pulling a “Mrs. Doubtfire” on us? Will the members of DIIV be coming out to play a show, go backstage, dress up as Jack Tatum and company and come back out again as Wild Nothing?

Check out some tracks from both bands below and hear for yourself. Also check out the full tour dates  below.

DIIV — “How Long Will You Know”

Wild Nothing — “Summer Vacation”

DIIV — “Corvails”

Wild Nothing — “Shadow”

Wild Nothing tour dates:

07-20 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
07-21 Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
08-04 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
08-05 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
08-06 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
08-09 New York, NY – Pier 84 (River Rocks) *
08-27 Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe
08-28 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
08-29 Austin, TX – Red 7
09-02 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-03 Santa Barbara, CA – SohO Restaurant and Music *
09-04 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium *
09-05 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
09-07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue *
09-08 Portland, OR – Musicfest NW *
09-09 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s *
09-12 Denver, CO – Larimer’s Lounge *
09-13 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall *
09-14 Omaha, NE – The Sandbox *
09-15 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
09-16 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
09-17 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick *
09-18 Toronto, Ontario – The Great Hall *
09-19 Montreal, Quebec – II Motore *
09-20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
09-24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
09-25 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *
09-26 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *
09-27 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle *
09-28 Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
09-29 Atlanta, GA – 529 *
10-29 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10-30 Manchester, England – The Ritz
11-01 London, England – HMV Forum
11-02 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival
11-03 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
11-06 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
11-07 Malmö, Sweden – Debaser Malmö
11-09 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis
11-11 Helsinki, Finland – Juudes Linja
11-13 Hamburg, Germany – Mondial Club
11-14 Bremen, Germany – Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus
11-15 Berlin, Germany – Death By Pop Club
11-16 Dresden, Germany – Puschkin Club
11-17 Frankfurt, Germany – Das Bett
11-18 Darmstadt, Germany – Bedroomdisco
11-19 Stuttgart, Germany – Keller Klub
11-20 Munich, Germany – 59:1
11-22 Rome, Italy – Circolo degli Artisti
11-23 Bolonga, Italy – Covo Club
11-24 Luzern, Switzerland – Südpol
11-25 Colonge, Germany – Gebäude 9

* with DIIV

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