Artist: Divine Fits
Album: A Thing Called Divine Fits
The term “supergroup” has always been something of a misnomer considering the quality of music attached to the famed moniker. Jay-Z and Kanye West didn’t take the rap world by storm with last year’s Watch the Throne, and similarly Divine Fits won’t reign supreme over indie rock with its first official release. But taken as a fun diversion or side project, the results can be plenty satisfying. That’s exactly the case with A Thing Called Divine Fits, which finds Spoon frontman Britt Daniel, former Wolf Parade member Dan Boeckner and New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown joining forces to create an irresistible mix of pop hooks and retro synth soundscapes. The obvious star of the show is Daniel, who continues to establish himself as one of the finest songwriters in indie music. But Boeckner proves to be a worthy foil with his more adventurous musical tendencies, adding an electropop sheen to tracks like opener “My Love Is Real.” The result is an enjoyable album — nothing more, nothing less.
Give these tracks a listen: “My Love Is Real,” “For Your Heart,” “Like Ice Cream”
For fans of: Spoon, The Walkmen, Wolf Parade
— Anthony LaBella