The Star 's music blog Back to Rockville reported/announced today that Middle of the Map has added a second wave of bands to its lineup. The big one is Divine Fits , the new band fronted by Spoon's Britt Daniel that released a weirdly underrated album, A Thing Called Divine Fits , last year.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Divine Fits show an appreciation for Bruce Springsteen. Divine Fits , the indie supergroup featuring Britt Daniel and Dan Boeckner , are currently touring Australia. Later today and tomorrow they'll be playing Adelaide and Perth as part of the Laneway festival, touring in support of their debut album,
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Cougar writer Nicole offers her top ten albums for our Top albums of 2012 feature. Divine Fits -'A Thing Called Divine Fits' Slick, straight forward rock n' roll with a vaguely new wave vibe. This collaboration between Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs) is too cool for school. Case in point, when delivering [...] The post Cougar Microbes Writers Picks 2012: Nicole appeared first on Cougar Microbes .
We got our first real taste of Two Inch Punch -real name Ben Ash- last week when Jessie Ware released her If You're Never Going to Mov e EP. The title track, which was previously called "110%" received a rework from the UK-based producer, turning the Julio Bashmore 2-step production into a bubbling downtempo beat. Now Two Inch Punch has returned, giving listeners another remix, this time of the London-based quartet Rudimental . As part of Black Butter Records' free download series Spread Love , Two Inch Punch [...]
Part of Black Butter Records' free digital release series, 'Spread Love', Two Inch Punch takes a glitchy stab at re-imagining, Rudimental's hit, 'Spoons'. Electronic pulses flicker; dancing shadows against a backdrop of sultry harmonies compliments of Syron and MNEK, that pop up and disappear like twinkling stars on a cloudy night. Finally, burning so bright they can't help but catch fire, these beaming fragments of musical light cast a sparkling incandescence on Rudimental's soulful original.
Divine Fits are an amalgamation of Britt Daniel from Spoon, Dan Boeckner from Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade, and Sam Brown from New Bomb Turks. On their debut record, A Think Called Divine Fits, they crush the stereotype of a typical ‘supergroup’, by providing a unique selection of excellent rock songs, which sounds like a quintessential blend of Daniel’s and Boeckner’s songwriting styles. They sound a little like an 80s Spoon if you can picture that, something that the Donnie Darko soundtrack could easily have tapped into. Divine Fits are en route to Australia, after snatching [...]
A while ago I heard some friends talk about remixing and how remixing for many may seem easy, as producers usually take the strength of a strong part, a melody or vocal line, and place it in a different context while at times adding little of their own flavour. But I think I’d have to disagree. Though a lot of producers, especially in the electronic music field gain their fame mainly with remixes, with Shlohmo and Ryan Hemsworth being clear examples of that, remixing is an art on its own if you ask me. A producer [...]
Divine Fits released their very first album A Thing Called Divine Fits last year via Merge Records. This new music video for "My Love Is Real", the first track off A Thing Called Divine Fits , was directed by Alexa Gerrity and it features a swimming pool and four indie hunks that just want to take a dip. Wait it's not completely like the way I just explained it. But that's okay, because there's a lot of that in life. In fact it all seems kind of sad and then Dan [...]
With this 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, Hispanic-American playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes offers an emotional, imaginative work about the search for meaning by a returning Iraq War veteran. It’s been hailed by critics and readers alike as a startlingly sincere effort written without irreverence or irony, though it contains passages of warm humour. In short, Water by the Spoonful is a Read more [...]
photo by Dave Lichterman Who would be in your dream band? If you could put together some of your favorite musicians into a fantasy project, you might very well have come up with Divine Fits . Britt Daniel of Spoon and Dan Boeckner of Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade have teamed up up with powerhouse drummer Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks to create some sharply crafted ‘80s-influenced rock in this new, don't call it a "supergroup", group. While the title of their debut, A Thing Called Divine Fits , might seem incidental, their [...]
It's New Years Eve and no part of your day should go without some music in the background - that's where this playlist will come in handy. If I have one piece of advice for you, it's don't over-hype the night. If you raise your expectations so high for the night's festivities, you're going to struggle to live up to them and risk not having any fun. So just go out and enjoy spending time with friends and don't forget to grab that special someone at midnight. If you follow these simple guidelines I guarantee you'll have [...]
Bands like Passion Pit deserve accolades and acknowledgement for their ability to turn something complex into infectious pop gold. It is so easy for 4 synthesizers playing their own melodies to become muddled as they fight for your ears' attention. Spoon , however, earns its accolades and acknowledgement with painstaking minimalism, as is apparent on Kill The Moonlight . Armed with one of the most unique voices in music, Spoon, was looking forward with their follow-up to Girls Can Tell . Many conceded the prowess of the band's breakthrough record, but given previous efforts' [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Grape Soda, Spoon, Bound Stem, The Magnetic Fields Song: Mates of State - Maracas [download here ] What's so good? [...]
Now That's What I Call 2009! I had so much fun making the 2008 HDPP , I figured it was only fitting to follow up with my favorite hits from 2009. There were so many great albums to choose from, but as I discovered during this exercise, it is very hard to put together a cohesive mix as it seems my favs were quite an eclectic collection of styles. Since today is 12-12-2012, I really tried hard to reduce this list down to 12 songs... but 15 is as close as [...]
If you stayed in on Black Thursday (like myself) and are sticking it out until today, cyber Monday, I commend you. You have sacrificed hectic mall shopping for the opportunity to lounge in your recliner and capitalize on equally awesome deals. While you're window shopping from your bed, take a listen to today's playlist and enjoy musical and shopping heaven simultaneously. Monday Morning Mixup (11/25) from MusicThatIsntBad on 8tracks Radio .
Each day this week, in anticipation of the deadline for voting on the Festive Fifty 2012 Shortlist , I'll be listening to the Contrast Podcast Festive Fifties of yore (2012's will be the 6th!) and trying to track down the videos of the Top 5! My snapshot impression of this inaugural edition of the Festive Fifty was that I hadn't paid ANY attention to what had come out in 2007 and I was also very unfamiliar with a lot of the nominees on the shortlist, so I just voted for names I knew! Oh, how times have [...]
Winter is Coming Mix For this week's HDPP , I tried compiling a list of foreboding songs that had a crisp, brisk feeling. Hopefully, it'll remind you that winter is only a few weeks away. Stream the playlist below (or by clicking here ). :: Hump Day Power Play (11-14-2012) :: 01 :: "The Glorious Land" - PJ Harvey 02 :: "Keep Me In Mind" - Little Joy 03 :: "Roscoe" - Midlake [...]
Have you read Jian Ghomeshi's book 1982 yet? It's a fantastic read for anyone who grew up in suburban Canada in the 80s, struggling to find their place in the the adolescent hierarchy of high school. It's also an engaging account of one young boy's musical awakening, his obsession with girls, and being implicated in a possible assault charge against Joan Jett. Ghomeshi makes reference to a lot of the music that influenced that year in particular for him, many of which tick the same boxes in my own personal history, and it got me thinking [...]
Divine Fits showed Hollywood exactly why they deserve to be called a super group.