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"A THING CALLED DIVINE FITS"...ABSOLUTELY 'DIVINE' LISTENING PLEASURE!!!!!!!!
on June 22, 2016
DIVINE FITS is about as close to music "perfection" (& I usually don't use that word lightly, or at all) as it gets!! This is a collaberation between 2 HUGELY TALENTED "indie." musicians: Britt Daniel (of SPOON fame & the darling of the "indie" music world, as he should be!!) and Dan Boeckner of WOLF PARADE, who DIVINE FITS introduced me to.
These guys work extremely well together & the music they create together is EXCITING!! They share songwriting and vocals, and every track is OUTSTANDING!!! They share equally songwriting, vocals and guitars. Britt also does a plethora of additional instruments! (But, then, I'm prejudiced; I don't think there's anything this guy can't do!!!) And, I've only become acquainted with Britt Daniel since catching him on GeorgeFest: A Tribute To George Harrison & in my opinion, he stole the show, performing "I Me Mine". Since then, I've purchased 4 SPOON CD's in extrremely rapid succession (which is something I never do), but this was unmistakenly a most positive decision with no "buyer's remorse!
I've heard many interviews on youtube with Britt and Jim Eno of SPOON & Britt and Dan promoting DIVINE FITS (on youtube: best interviews to catch on KEXP radio in Seattle, which seems to be like a "second home" for Britt, who seems like the happiest individual on the planet & very accommodating to collaberate with just about anyone who asks!
Dan Boeckner deserves just as high praise! He's another huge talent (in other music circles, this would be described as a "supergroup", which sometimes leaves people disappointed; DIVINE FITS would definitely be the exception to this..hands down!! I don't know if it's Dan's influence, but this is a more fleshed-out release than a lot of SPOON'S. I think Dan has a good influence on Britt &, perhaps, vice versa. (Not to cut out Jim Eno/SPOON, who I feel Britt is a very loyal bandmate & friend to & talented in his own right).
If you enjoy SPOON and/or WOLF PARADE, it's a "no-brainer"; definitely get DIVINE FITS!!! What I'm enjoying, a lot, is that in DIVINE FITS, as well as sounding more fleshed out, it's also a more raw & grittier work than any SPOON & I believe that's the Dan Boeckner influence. It's my hope they do more collaberating; much more....THIS IS A WINNER!!!