Review: Divine Fits — A Thing Called Divine Fits

Review: Divine Fits -- A Thing Called Divine Fits

Alex Hall

The first album by the Wolfspooners
The first album by the Wolfspooners

When established musicians get together to form supergroups, there is always the temptation to look at the group as the synthesis of all other groups associated with it. For instance, the Canadian supergroup Swan Lake is always going to be Destroyer+Wolf Parade+Frog Eyes to some people.

Divine Fits, however, is not necessarily Spoon+Wolf Parade+New Bomb Turks. Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner, and Sam Brown (of their respective bands) have crafted a record that defies most ordinary classification, especially “Spoon Parade” or “New Wolf Spoon.” It’s a bright record, in both the sense of intelligence and voracious eagerness. It’s an eagerness to prove themselves in ways they haven’t yet, and I think they do a pretty good job of it.

  • Released August 28, 2012
  • Featuring members of Austin’s Spoon, Montreal’s Wolf Parade, and Columbus’ New Bomb Turks
  • Recommended for fans of Handsome Furs, as well as the other bands above
  • Top tracks: “My Love Is Real,” “Would That Not Be Nice,” “Baby Get Worse”
  • Released on Merge Records

Listen: “Would That Not Be Nice”