New indie supergroup Divine Fits is born
Today is a good day for those of you with a bit of an interest in indie supergroups, so to speak, as Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs fame as well as New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown have formed a new band.
They're called Divine Fits, and while there aren't any tracks to have a listen to just yet, Consequence of Sound reports that an as yet untitled debut album - produced by Nick Launay - is due for release via Merge later this year.
Indie icon Bradford Cox joins Divine Fits on stage for a cover of the Ramones' '53rd & 3rd'. [read more]
There's an old saying that goes "You shouldn't meet your heroes, you should skype them." Unkempt and overdrawn, I sat on the edge of my bed waiting for my scheduled interview with Dan Boeckner about his brand new band, Divine Fits and their new album A Thing Called Divine Fits. Amplified by a peculiar feeling of debt and expectation, 8pm approached and internet-communication beckoned. [read more]
Last year the magnificent Wolf Parade released the equally magnificent At Mount Zoomer and in my opinion it was the album of the year, which says a lot considering the amount of amazing albums that came out in 2008! Every aspect of the album was perfect, including the artwork which was the joint creation of Matt Moroz and Elizabeth Huey. They say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, or indeed an album, but in the case of At Mount Zoomer it was a fair indication of how incr... (continued) [read more]