Monday, 30 July 2012
New Band- Divine Fits
On July 17th I wrote a post about the announcement of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List and lamented the break up of the Handsome Furs stating they are my sentimental choice to win the award. The Montreal pair of Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry were probably Canada's sexiest indie rock couple and made some great music videos to prove it.
It did not take long for one half of the duo, Dan Boeckner, to find new work. A new indie supergroup was announced within days of the break up with Dan joining Spoon lead singer Britt Daniel and New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown to form Divine Fits. My Love is Real is the first single they released and it sounds like the Handsome Furs never went away. The song has an electro groove and synth pop coolness that would be at home on any Handsome Furs album.
The second song that the band have released is the catchy Would That Not Be Nice and features vocals from Britt Daniel. The song has a more straight ahead indie rock feel to it and is more akin to the sound of Spoon.
Another Divine Fits song was released over the weekend and it is cover of the Camper Van Beethoven (Take the Skinheads Bowling!!!) song I Was Born in a Laundromat. This song also features Britt Daniel on vocals is by far the heaviest of the three songs released.
The new album from Divine Fits is called A Thing Called Divine Fits and will be released on August 28th via Merge.
Stream all three songs below: