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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

Watch Operators & Japandroids Play Wolf Parade’s “This Heart’s On Fire” At Canadian Music Week

Back in December we reported from one of the earliest shows by Operators, a new project matching Divine Fits bandmates Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown with keyboardist Devojka. The band is gearing up for more activity, including an album release on a label to be named and, apparently, a special appearance at Canadian Music Week. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 12:38 pm

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

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

Progress Report: Divine Fits

Name: Divine Fits
Progress Report: Dan Boeckner talks about the origins of Divine Fits and the making of the band’s soon-to-be-released debut album…

While they aren’t exactly a supergroup in the way that, say, the Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup, there’s no denying that Divine Fits have a pretty excellent pedigree. The… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 10, 2012 - 4:38 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

Wolf Parade – EXPO 86 Premature Evaluation

Members of Wolf Parade have done a bit of explaining about the band’s third album EXPO 86. We were told the main criteria Spencer Krug had for the songs was “whether or not [he] would dance to them.” He continued: “You know in Archie comics when there’s a school dance and you see little cartoo… More »

By: Stereogum / May 17, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Adam Franklin Of Swervedriver Covers Wolf Parade

When we saw Swervedriver at Coachella they played a very solid set in a tent that was barely 1/3 full. Lame. One way for Adam Franklin & Co. to gain new fans amongst a younger crowd is to cover a song by a band like the beloved Wolf Parade. Bingo: On a forthcoming 7,” Frankli… More »

By: brandon / June 6, 2008 - 3:59 pm

Wolf Parade Unveil At Mount Zoomer Album Art

Call it a ritual, call it whatever you will: when an album we’re frothy for first yields cover art, we like to call in the graphic designers. But first to clarify the album title: Meet At Mount Zoomer (yes At Mount ZoomerKissing The Beehive will just have to settle for being a track… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 1, 2008 - 2:47 pm