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Divine Fits at Webster Hall: Live photos

The indie-rock supergroup hits the stage in the East Village.

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Photograph: Virginia Rollison
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The Divine Fits at Webster Hall
Divine Fits drew a packed house on Sunday night at Webster Hall, bringing together Spoon and Wolf Parade fans for a run-through of the tracks off their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits. Drummer Sam Brown (of New Bomb Turks), Spoon's Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner did not disappoint the crowd with their stylish yet intellectual indie rock. The music was minimalist and melodic, with a few edgy high points and a double encore to start everyone's week off right.

Lianne La Havas vs. Divine Fits

Two buzzier-than-thou acts hit town this week: rising young Brit Lianne La Havas and pedigreed pack Divine Fits. Here’s your chance to see how they stack up. Lianne La Havas Debut Is Your Love Big Enough? (Nonesuch) Sounds like… She turned her heartbreak into a No. 1 record, but don’t compare La Havas to Adele. Her spare songs are more folk than pop, by turns jazzy and R&B-inflected, anchored by her honeyed, soulful voice and deft guitar-playing. Desired effect To make your heart and soul melt. Also, grrrl power. File next to… Joss Stone, Nina Simone, Alicia Keys Name-dropping credentials She just nabbed a slot as John Legend’s opening act. Matt Hales (Aqualung) is her writing partner and producer. Stevie Wonder serenaded her with one of her own songs after he attended an L.A. concert. Key track to know “Don’t Wake Me Up” Fan base Fashion-forward tastemakers impressed by the lady’s impeccable style and asymmetrical ’do In her own words “I was seven the first time I ever sang, and I was inspired because I saw Lauryn Hill.… So I tried singing one day, and I loved the way it felt, so I carried on from there.”—MTV Iggy Catch her here Bowery Ballroom; Tue 11 Divine Fits Debut A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge) Sounds like… Beefy basslines, sharp-angled guitars, joyous percussion and crunchy keyboards—this well-paced disc packs tight, spiky hooks and precisely ambiguous vocal stylings into minimalist indie rock. Desired effect To make you feel clever, and proud of it. The songs are smart! So are the lyrics! File next to… White Rabbits, Guided by Voices, Spoon Name-dropping credentials The trio is composed of indie royalty, a supergroup à la Wild Flag: Britt Daniel from Spoon, Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and Sam Brown from New Bomb Turks. Key track to know “Shivers” Fan base Ironic-T-shirt wearers with high expectations, given the band’s ancestry In their own words “It was pretty obvious from the beginning that this wasn’t set up to be a vanity project or just a hobby band or simply a side project. It’s a band.”— Dan Boeckner, Stereogum Catch them here Music Hall of Williamsburg; Sun 9 You might also like: See more in Music

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