There’s next to no information on this quite yet, but here’s what we do know: Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown are in a band together. That band is called Divine Fits. And, if you go to the Divine Fits’ website and click on the backdrop, you will be led through a series of images (is that a shirtless Dan Boeckner in the motorcycle helmet?) that culminate in a random Youtube video, Myspace page, flan recipe, or apartment listing (there are probably more). The news of the new group arrives quickly on the heels of the Handsome Furs’ announcement that their band days were officially over.
According to Brooklyn Vegan, the Divine Fits’ debut album will be released on Merge Records sometime later this year. British recording engineer Nick Launay, who has worked with artists such as Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Silverchair, Nick Cave, Lou Reed and David Byrne, is responsible for production.
That’s all we’ve got for now. Until we further information is released, here’s concert footage uploaded to Youtube of Dan Boeckner and Britt Daniel covering Wolf Parade’s “Modern World” at Radio City in 2010. Enjoy.