It’s no shock that an album coming from Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade/ Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner (joined by New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown on drums) would be brimming with slick, propulsive guitar-rock. It is somewhat shocking, though, that as Divine Fits, the signature sounds of its leading frontmen have unfolded into new territories, always complementing and never compromising.
To gear up for the band’s October 21 show at Webster Hall in support of A Thing Called Divine Fits, we naturally asked Daniel and Boeckner to indulge us in a round of “The Newlywed Game.” They played along, answering a series of questions about the other, then providing their own responses against which to measure their counterpart’s. In-depth psychoanalysis ensued. Our findings? Daniel + Boeckner = Rock ‘n’ Roll ♥. Or something.
Photo Pamela Littky