One of the most anticipated and unexpected releases of the year comes from Divine Fits, an indie rock supergroup formed around Handsome Furs figurehead Dan Boeckner, Spoon frontman Britt Daniel and drummer Sam Brown. Previously, we’ve heard a pair of Divine Fits joints called “Would That Not Be Nice” and “My Love Is Real” that seemed to live up to expectations, Last week, we chatted with Boeckner about the record for Progress Report. Here’s Dan:
STEREOGUM: Given all of you guys’ past bands, there must be a certain weight of expectation about this band. Has that been weird to contend with?
BOECKNER: Well, I don’t think any of us are naïve about that. People are going to listen to this record with a certain amount of expectation, and people project their own hopes and disappointments onto what they are hearing. I’ve tried not to think about it too much, but the fact that people are recording our shows and putting them online is, I think, actually a good thing. People will undoubtedly see elements of Spoon or Handsome Furs in what we do, but I hope that people will see the videos of us performing live and come to realize that this band is really it’s own thing.