I am Dive
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I am Dive are not precisely a rock band, and no one is pretty sure of how possible it is to exactly describe the music these two fellows make.
I am Dive is the name Esteban Ruiz (Seville, 1979) and José A. Pérez (Seville, 1972) decided to hide behind in late 2010.
The band have released four Eps and a LP in less than two years (‘Fall’, ‘I am Dive Wish Death To Everyone’, ‘Constellations’, ‘Tides’ & 'Ghostwoods').
‘Fall’ EP (WeAreWolves Records, April2011) was equally acclaimed by both audience and critics, who compared them to such well known artists as Neil Young, Mark Kozelek, Bon Iver, Nick Drake, Jose Gonzalez, Sam Amidon, Jason Molina or Damien Jurado. Then, a few months later, ‘I am Dive Wish Death To Everyone’ EP (DTE Records), made the range of names I am Dive was being compared to wider, and bands like The Album Leaf, Thom Yorke, Sigur Ròs, Oneohtrix Point Never, Slowdive, The Field, Boards Of Canada or Sleep Party People were added to the list. And so it kept on growing with ‘Constellations’ and ‘Tides’ (Foehn Records, SP / Slanty Shanty Records, US). 'Ghostwoods' LP made clear that I am Dive found their way to the perfect state of things, now they sound like themselves.
After having toured quite heavily, including gigs in big festivals such as Benicàssim International Festival, and some concerts in France, the band got signed by Slanty Shanty Records in the United States and saw ‘Constellations’ EP released nationwide there in April, 10th, 2012 and toured in England in May for the first time, a weeklong tour including nights in London and Liverpool (Liverpool Sound City Festival). A US tour is now being arrange and is scheduled for spring 2013.
‘Ghostwoods’, was releasedd in Spain (Foehn Records) and South Korea (MusicAroma | Feel Music Records) in mid October 2012 and will be released in Japan (biar records) in February, 2013.