Album Review: Divine Fits
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012

  • Posted by: Malcolm Donaldson

This May, when Britt Daniel of Spoon and Dan Boeckner of Handsome Furs/Wolf Parade announced the formation of Divine Fits the loaded word "supergroup" was thrown around. Although the group is made up of members of some formidable bands-- including Sam Brown, drummer of New Bomb Turks --there was reason to be cautiously optimistic. We've all been hurt by the "supergroup" before, a word that conjures images of 10 minute, self-congratulatory bass solos. In the case of Divine Fits, it appears all ego has been checked in favor of collaboration. Boeckner and Daniel split singing/songwriting duty evenly on this, their first release together. A Thing Called Divine Fits is exactly that, "a thing" that stands on its own musical merits.


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