Zachary Cole Smith

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Zachary Cole Smith
Also known as Z. Cole Smith, Cole Smith
Born New York, NY
Genres Indie rock, shoegaze, krautrock
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards
Years active 2010–present
Labels Captured Tracks
Associated acts Beach Fossils, Darwin Deez, Soft Black

Zachary Cole Smith is a multi-instrumentalist who currently sings and plays guitar in the shoegaze band DIIV. He has also played guitar for several bands based in New York such as Darwin Deez[1] and Soft Black, as well as drums and guitar for Beach Fossils. Smith's primary musical influences have been noted as Nirvana and Elliott Smith.

He has modeled in campaigns for Saint Laurent Paris and in photographs for artists such as Sandy Kim,[2] Terry Richardson,[3] Hedi Slimane and [4] Brad Elterman,.[5]

Smith's current touring guitar is a Hagstrom Impala.[6] He has also used an Epiphone Wilshire,[7][8] a blacktop Fender Jaguar[9] and a black '59 reissue Danelectro.[10] On stage, he uses several Earthquaker pedals, a Boss DD-3 delay, and an Electro-Harmonix Small Stone and Memory Boy.[11]

In the early morning of September 14, 2013, Smith and his girlfriend, singer Sky Ferreira, were arrested at a traffic stop in Saugerties, New York for drug possession.[12] Smith, was arrested for possession of heroin and Ferreira for possession of ecstasy tablets.[13]

Smith is a vegan.[14]