October 23, 2013 15:48

Sky Ferreira and DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith perform Elliott Smith cover in New York – watch

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.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle perform at Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
Hudson Mohawke to release 'Chimes' EP in September
Lily Allen: 'Nobody at Radio 1 knows what the fuck they're doing'
Duran Duran suing fan club for £23,500
Details announced for The Warehouse Project 2014 line-up
Courtney Love says production on Kurt Cobain biopic will begin in 'next 12 months'
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke to release new solo album, 'Trick'
Midweek chart update: La Roux narrowly behind Ed Sheeran in race for Number One
Lana Del Rey says 'Fucked My Way To The Top' song is commentary on public perception of...
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says Noel Gallagher inspired him to quit cocaine
Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and comedian Noel Fielding tease 'Wu-Tang Clan' live shows
Ian Watkins loses appeal for reduced jail term; judges cite 'shocking depravity' of crimes
The Gaslight Anthem warn fans that new album 'Get Hurt' is 'completely...
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire on Russell Brand's politics: 'Voting should be...
Former Lostprophets members thank fans for 'sticking with us' at first gig as No Devotion
Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose, inquest hears
Slowdive announce two further reunion dates
James Murphy to score new Noah Baumbach film 'While We're Young'
Lostprophets' Ian Watkins to have jail term appeal considered
SBTRKT announces new album 'Wonder Where We Land' – hear first track now
Post-punkers The Pop Group announce first ever UK tour
The Raveonettes release surprise new album 'Pe'Ahi'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today