Today marks the beginning of a new era for My Social List. From this day onward, we will be known as MI SCILL LIIST. We really don’t give a fuck about the name. We originated this project in a bedroom with no internet and didn’t know it would ever leave.
We’re taking a cue from DIIV, formerly known as Dive; aka Zachary Cole Smith of Beach Fossils’ side project. Apparently, he’s changing the name out of “respect” for some early 90s industrial act from Belgium.
Come on dude, how have you never heard of Dive? Their experimental sound, consisting of abused drum machines pulsating through crackling distortion influenced everyone from Frontline Assembly to Klinik.
If that all sounds ridiculous… it’s because it is. My guess? The guy never heard the “original” Dive in his life, and Wikipedia’d his band name before his LP came out. Dude. It’s totally ok. I have idea who the hell Dive is either. The last sentence of the previous paragraph is a combination of Wikipedia’s “Dive (Belguim Band)” page and industrial acts from Allmusic.com.
Maybe this perceived insecurity over not knowing obscure foreign bands from dead genres is some sort of sad commentary on the resentful post-internet era we live in. Who knows? Maybe he just wanted a more stylized name? If that’s the case… they should have totally went with ▲DDIIVVEE▲ instead. Or maybe he realized “Dive” was un-google-able?
Somewhat ironically, I’d like to use this opportunity to announce the launch of the MII SCIIL LIIST iPhone app (get it here) It launches TODAY, and it’s 100% free. Now you’ll be able to access our buzz list right on your phone, buy tickets to shows, find shows near you (via current location), and text them to your friends. Really, there’s no better app for tracking buzzworthy shows in the city despite my INTENSE bias.