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Operators – “True”

Operators is the new wave project featuring Divine Fits members Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks, etc.) plus Devojka. We brought you a report from one of the group’s first gigs and video of them teaming with Japandroids to bash out Wolf Parade’s “This Heart’s On Fire.” Now come… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 12, 2014 - 11:28 am

Britt Daniel – “Love Letters” (Shelley Fabares Cover)

For its monthly theme song, the teenage-girl-targeted supersite Rookie recruited Spoon/Divine Fits singer Britt Daniel to cover one of a handful of songs by early ’60s female teen idols. Daniel selected Shelley Fabares’ 1962 single “Love Letters”; Ketty Lester’s version, also released in ’62, which was included in Blue Velvet. In an interview published along… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 2, 2014 - 10:28 am

Operators (Dan Boeckner & Sam Brown), Connections @ Double Happiness, Columbus, OH 12/5/13

It’s weird how these things play out. Sam Brown had already done stints drumming for seminal Columbus garage punk bands Gaunt and New Bomb Turks when he joined pop-minded alt-rockers the Sun on a whim back in 2002 days before their showcase with Warner Brothers. The Sun inked a deal with WB that would unfold… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 6, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by JWMore »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

CBGB Fest Announces Free Concert With My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits, DJ James Murphy

Last year the people involved with the original CBGBs held a music festival and this year it’s coming back again in less than two weeks. The group has organized a free concert in Times Square on 10/12 featuring My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits, the Wallflowers, a James Murphy DJ set, and more. It’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 30, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Photos: Pickathon 2013

This past weekend, the yearly roots-influenced music festival Pickathon took place at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Feist, Divine Fits, Kurt Vile, and Pure Bathing Culture were among the many bands that performed at this unique festival. Check out live photos from the event from Colin McLaughlin. More »

By: Stereogum / August 5, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Photos: The Postal Service, Divine Fits, Baths @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 7/24/13

After a triumphant return to the stage back in April, the Postal Service finally wove their way to the scenic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for two nights of nostalgia in support of the tenth anniversary of platinum debut Give Up. Having been on the road for a couple of months, the Postal Service are… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 25, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Divine Fits – “Ain’t That The Way” & “Chained To Love” Lyric Videos

Last year, Divine Fits, the Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown supergroup, came together and released their strong debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits. And this month, they follow it up with a new 12″ single that features two songs, “Ain’t That The Way” and “Chained To Love,” that they’ve already released on iTunes. (They also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one’s FOMO, I watched MTV’s coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the ’80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Watch Divine Fits Play Conan

The Janus-faced indie-rock juggernaut Divine Fits are a wiry beast in a live setting, largely because they have an abundance of indie rock’s most wiry and charismatic frontmen amongst them. That fact’s laid bare on this here performance for Conan, where Britt & Boeckner bring both sides of their summer 12″ Chained To Love” &More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 5, 2013 - 9:35 am

Divine Fits – “Chained To Love” & “Ain’t That The Way”

Two new Divine Fits tracks, “Chained To Love” and “Ain’t That The Way,” have landed today and you can download them over at iTunes. Both will appear on a brand new 12″ slated to be released this summer. The group will also be tonight’s musical guest on Conan, where they are schedule to perform the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 4, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Friday’s 5 Best Things

Peel back the surface and look past the picturesque valley backdrop. Forget about the gorgeous, sun-kissed young folk wearing next to nothing (or, on occasion, nothing). Go ahead and ignore the ridiculous hippie art splattering the landscape. Once you get past everything that suggests Coachella is a legit wonderful place, reality sets in. You’re i… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 20, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question — who is the most common Coachella archetype? The only data I have to cull from is my experience from last year’s first weekend, but the situation was vastly different. Then, I went… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Watch Divine Fits Play Kimmel

I’m not actually doing it here, but I feel like it’s time for all of us to stop referring to Divine Fits as “the new Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown” band and just start calling them “Divine Fits.” Their album A Thing Called Divine Fits continues to get better every time I hear it, they’re a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2013 - 9:53 am

SXSW 2013 Tuesday: Japandroids, Divine Fits, Marnie Stern

The ‘Gum crew got into Austin last night and made the most of SXSW Music’s slow ramp-up into full on noise-overwhelming-the-signal mode. The options were limited, but with deep lineups: Viceland and Pitchfork’s show at the Mohawk were the primary dueling points. We caught some stuff at each, and had photographers there and also at… More »

By: Stereogum / March 13, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Watch Divine Fits Cover Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart”

Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” is one of those songs that will continue to turn arenas into pits of ecstasy until long after we’re all dead. When I saw Springsteen a couple of months ago, he played that song second, stage-dove during it, and then played for another three hours. That guy! In a recent sessio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2013 - 8:57 am

Divine Fits – “My Love Is Real” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

My Love Is Real” is terse new wave song from Divine Fits, the new Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown indie supergroup. And in its new video, all the band’s members take vaguely trancelike, fully-clothed dips into suburban backyard swimming pools. Alexa Gerrity directs; watch it and check out their forthcoming tour dates below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 11:05 am

Watch Divine Fits Play Letterman

A couple of months ago, the new Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown supergroup Divine Fits made their triumphant late-night debut, playing the everliving shit out of the Daniel-sung single “Would That Not Be Nice” on Fallon. On Friday night, they showed up on broadcast television again, and this time Boeckner got to take a turn o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2012 - 8:53 am

Watch Divine Fits And Bradford Cox Cover The Ramones

When people talk about Divine Fits, they generally don’t complain that the band lacks for A-list indie-frontman star power — for most bands, Britt Daniel and Dan Boeckner would be able to hold it down in that regard. But I don’t care if you’re CSNY, the Traveling Wilburys, or Twilight — when you’re in Atlanta… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 14, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Divine Fits, Cold Cave @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood 11/4/12

Divine Fits wrapped up their headlining tour in Hollywood at the Fonda Theater with a scintillating set that featured the chirping synthesizers of “The Salton Sea,” the knife-sharp guitars of “Like Ice Cream,” and the conflicted angst of “For Your Heart.” Divine Fits will be back on the road later opening up for the Black… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 5, 2012 - 5:30 pm
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