Zachary Cole Smith
|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|
|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 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.
Smith's current touring guitar is a Hagstrom Impala. He has also used an Epiphone Wilshire, a blacktop Fender Jaguar and a black '59 reissue Danelectro. On stage, he uses several Earthquaker pedals, a Boss DD-3 delay, and an Electro-Harmonix Small Stone and Memory Boy.
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. Smith, was arrested for possession of heroin and Ferreira for possession of ecstasy tablets.
- Victoria Taylor (September 17, 2013). "Marc Jacobs model Sky Ferreira, boyfriend arrested for drug possession". Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
- "Sky Ferreira on drugs arrest: 'I know I'm not a drug addict'". NME. IPC Media. October 1, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2014.