Watch the pair perform 'A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free' at Glasslands in Brooklyn
Sky Ferreira and Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV performed a cover of Elliot Smith’s ‘A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free’ in New York on Monday night (October 21).
The pair performed as part of an Elliott Smith tribute concert at Glasslands in Brooklyn. Also on the bill performing in memory of the late singer-songwriter, who died in 2003, were Cat Power, The Low Anthem, former Chairlift member Aaron Pfenning, Speedy Ortiz singer Sadie Dupuis, Marissa Nadler, Yoni Wolf and Luke Temple.
Ferreira and Smith made headlines earlier this year when they were arrested in upstate New York. The pair were pulled over by police who apparently saw the driver commit a number of infractions. The Daily Freeman reports that, upon pulling the vehicle off the road, they discovered Smith had a “plastic bag containing 42 decks of heroin” on him while Ferreira “was found in possession of ecstasy and resisted arrest”.
Ferreira recently defended the controversial artwork for her forthcoming debut album ‘Night Time, My Time’. The image, which features the singer naked in the shower, was shot by Gasper Noè, who has previously directed films such as Enter The Void and Irréversible and recently worked on the video for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘We No Who U R’. Ferreira has defended the image and claimed it was not designed to help boost publicity and album sales.