I was fortunate enough to get a private stream of “Oshin,” the upcoming album by the band DIIV, from the band’s publicist a couple months ago, and I have to say, I have been fighting the urge to shower it with praise ever since. I hate to be all like “MAN THIS ALBUM IS AWESOME” when y’all can’t hear it, you know?
But man, this album is awesome. If you dig gently melodic tunes, prickly electric guitars that seem to chime eternally, and a blanket of reverb that could keep an ice cube warm, you really should hear this. I think it’s one of the best albums of 2012 so far.
And now you can, because the band — fronted by Zachary Cole-Smith, who also plays in Beach Fossils — has made “Oshin” available for streaming via The Hype Machine. I strongly suggest you click the Play button and let this stuff wash over you.