"Look what you got stuck with," quipped DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith with a self-deprecating mumble. Scarcely two hours into the new year on Wednesday night, nobody in the soused, fashionable audience seemed to mind that the local indie sensations would be the ultimate act to play Williamsburg nightclub Glasslands Gallery.
Sold out within minutes weeks prior, the Brooklyn D.I.Y. fixture's previously secret final bill also featured live performances by Sky Ferreira, local group Beverly, and indie rockers Smith Westerns, who recently announced their break-up. Though a somewhat conservative lineup for a venue known for hosting a variety of musically adventurous and eclectic nights week after week, ticketholders had blindly spent their $50 admission with memories of raging finales at spots elsewhere along the block. On a night known for price gouging, it proved a low-risk bargain.