SOUNDS LIKE: Spoon, Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Britt Daniel’s making songs with a new band, tiding you over until Spoon makes another album.
Like the majority of songs Britt Daniel sings with his new group Divine Fits, he doesn’t stray far from his roots. But where the songs that make up their new album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, do go exploring is out on a sea of synths. As always Britt’s vocals are covered in effects, the drums and exotic percussion set the scene of a sunny afternoon outback grilling. But then there are those keyboards – and they are EVERYWHERE. Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade & Handsome Furs brings his influence large, with walls of synth entering and exiting the scene at the just the right time. With Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks rounding out the trio on the drums, one thing is perfectly clear: Instead of just being music that that the Spoon guys had left over for a rarities album, the music of Divine Fits is something all its own.