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Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – “Paper Tiger” (Spoon Cover)

Spoon’s Kill The Moonlight classic “Paper Tiger” is a masterpiece of white noise and empty space, a glorious song-skeleton fleshed out with little more than a beating heart. Daniel’s new version of the song with Austin rockers Sweet Spirit trades minimal for maximal, somehow maintaining the same hair-raising tension from the original by filling i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 15, 2015 - 11:49 am

Spoon Announce I/O EP 12″

Spoon took to their Tumblr to announce the physical version of their Inside Out remixes EP. The four-track release came out this week, 4/28, and features remixes by Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes (you can hear his version here), Dan Boeckner (Operators/Divine Fits/Wolf Parade), Brian Retizell (whom they dubbed a “crazed” film composer), and Tycho. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 10:29 am

Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – “Have Mercy” (Stereogum Premiere)

Austin’s Sweet Spirit oscillate between garage melodicism and dizzy fury, and people have taken notice — including Spoon’s Britt Daniel. In the past, Daniel has recruited the band to back him at solo gigs, and now, in preparation of some upcoming joint Spoon/Sweet Spirit tour dates, he’s joined members Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen o… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / April 23, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Listen To Spoon’s Britt Daniel On Marc Maron’s WTF

Spoon frontman Britt Daniel was the guest on this week’s WTF Podcast with Marc Maron. They start off with talking about his childhood growing up and finding music and getting bullied in his conservative hometown in Texas before moving on to chart his band’s steady ascent to popularity. You can listen to the show hereMore »

By: James Rettig / April 16, 2015 - 8:46 am

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Britt Daniel, Kathleen Hanna & More Endorse Net Neutrality In Open Letter To FCC

In two days, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a number of sweeping internet regulations, which will regulate internet service providers as public utilities. They’ll also set standards on connection speed and pricing, and they’ll generally prevent internet users from being at the mercy of internet service providers. The measures are expected… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015 - 9:16 am

Split Single – “Fragmented World” Video

Back in April, indie rock veteran Jason Narducy — he of the sexiest elbows in rock — teamed up with Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Superchunk’s Jon Wurster to release Fragmented World, an infectious album of sunny power-pop tinged with lyrical sadness. The new video for the title track, directed by Joe Losurdo, finds Narducy o… More »

By: Peter Helman / January 12, 2015 - 10:39 am

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.’s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund and proceeds for this particular show went to Sweet Relief and helping out L.A. area musicians. George Fest featured (deep breath) Bria… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

George Harrison Tribute Event To Feature Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, Brandon Flowers, Britt Daniel, Weird Al, & More

George Harrison is getting his own festival dedicated to his music from the same people who put on Dylan Fest, Stones Fest, and Petty Fest. The festival will take place on September 28th at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre and will be called George Fest. The performer list is long and impressive, including Brian Wilson,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 4, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Merchants Of Soul: A Trip To Chipotle And Outside Lands With Spoon

Britt Daniel’s Chipotle order: Soft tacos with chicken, mild salsa, cheese, and a side of guacamole. Lemonade to drink, but he opts for Coke on the refill. I order a chicken burrito and Diet Coke. It is July, and we are in the West Village. The line is long by Chipotle standards — about a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 20, 2014 - 10:37 am

Split Single’s Jason Narducy Has The Sexiest Elbows In Rock

Besides fronting Split Single (Britt Daniel’s other other band), indie-rock veteran Jason Narducy is a member of the Bob Mould Band and Superchunk and has logged time playing with Verbow, Robert Pollard, and Telekinesis. That’s an illustrious career, and judging from the very funny new Split Single promo video, it seems Narducy has accumulated a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014 - 11:49 am

Split Single Fragmented World Details

After a couple of years of touring with the Divine Fits, this seemed like the year that Spoon frontman Britt Daniel would get back to business with his main band. And maybe it is; Spoon do have some festival dates lined up. But in the immediate future, Daniel will be busy with yet another side… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014 - 11:29 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

Hear Three Songs From Britt Daniel’s Other Other Band, Split Single

Britt Daniel has been all over Stereogum this week. We stopped calling Divine Fits his other band when they performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and took a long hard look at Spoon’s discography for our most recent Counting Down. We were already aware that Daniel was in another band Split Single — although then they… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 29, 2013 - 4:27 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 – “Would That Not Be Nice” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple of months ago, Divine Fits, the new Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown supergroup, released their debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits. And “Would That Not Be Nice,” their terse and hard-pounding first single together, is quietly proving to be one of 2012’s greatest, most enduring rock songs. Today, the song gets a video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2012 - 9:47 am

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Has Another New Band Called Spl:t S:ngle

We’ve already heard a bunch of news about Divine Fits, the new group that Spoon frontman Britt Daniel has formed alongside Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs co-leader Dan Boeckner and the New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown. And now Daniel says that he’s recording with yet another group. This one is called Spl:t S:ngle, and its other member… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 3, 2012 - 4:04 pm

Divine Fits – “Would That Not Be Nice”

With Wolf Parade on permanent hiatus and Handsome Furs broken up, Dan Boeckner found himself with some time on his hands. What better way to spend it than making a record with Britt Daniel from Spoon and Sam Brown from New Bomb Turks? The new band, the Divine Fits, premiered their first single, “My LoveMore »

By: Michael Nelson / June 26, 2012 - 11:57 am

Divine Fits – “My Love Is Real”

Here’s the first single from the Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown supergroup Divine Fits, a Boeckner-fronted electro-pop track called “My Love Is Real,” a snippet of which we heard in that trailer the group posted in late May. Stream it for the cost of a “Like” on Facebook (UPDATE: Or stream below.) The single is out… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 20, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Preview Music From Divine Fits (Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner, & Sam Brown)

A couple weeks ago, we witnessed that Spoon’s Britt Daniel, the Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner and New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown would be teaming up to release an album on Merge later this year as Divine Fits. Now, we’ve got the first new music from the group via a short trailer. Spoiler alert: there’… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 31, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner & Sam Brown Are Divine Fits

Four days ago, Handsome Furs announced their breakup. But Dan Boeckner, the Wolf Parade co-leader who made up half of that duo, didn’t take too long to get a new project going. Boeckner is now one of the three members of a new L.A.-based indie supergroup called Divine Fits. The debonair Spoon frontman Britt Daniel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2012 - 11:31 am
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