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A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge)
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.
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
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
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 on Stereogum—Marley Lynch
Divine Fits play Coachella Friday April 12 and Friday April 19.
Follow Marley Lynch on Twitter: @marleyasinbob
This article originally appeared in Time Out New York on September 6, 2012.
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