Last Friday Divine Fits played the Public Radio Rocks stage at SXSW, presented by WXPN and Triple-A friends WFUV in New York, The Current in Minneapolis / St. Paul, KXT in Dallas, and KUTX in Austin. Below, watch the supergroup perform “Shivers” off of their self-titled 2012 debut (filmed by WFUV) and listen to the full audio of their set here (via the WXPN media player)..
Yesterday a stacked, eclectic lineup took the Austin Convention Radio Day Stage for an afternoon-long show thrown by Triple-A public radio stations WFUV in New York, The Current in Minneapolis / St. Paul, KXT in Dallas, KUTX in Austin and WXPN.
WXPN has participated in past years on the SXSW Radio Day Stage with some fantastic bands like The Lumineers, Father John Misty and Caitlin Rose. This year, working with my colleagues, we’re taking it to the next level: great radio stations banding together to present great music. And we’re doing it in a way that’s unique for public radio audiences.
XPN has teamed up with NPR affiliates across the country for the day-long event including KUTX in Austin, KXT in Dallas, WFUV in New York and The Current in Minneapolis. The broadcast / webcast will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST on March 15th. More information can be found here. Below, watch a video of The Lumineers performing at last year’s XPN Showcase, filmed by Bands in the Backyard.
There’s always the fear with any supergroup—at least in theory—that because it’s a side project, the members won’t put forth as much effort. However, this affliction did not affect Divine Fits — a collaboration between Spoon’s Britt Daniel, The Handsome Furs’/Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown—last night at Union Transfer. Rather, the band (who Boeckner at least has stated is not a side project, but the main deal) rollicked and raged their way through an hour-and-ten-minute set of tunes, drawn from debut record A Thing Called Divine Fits, with a few covers mixed in. Continue reading →
Philly beatmaker and sonic architect RJD2 dropped a remix today of “Would It Not Be Nice” by indie supergroup Divine Fits, who are in town tonight for a show at Union Transfer. The remix sets Britt Daniel’s husky howl against glitchy 8-bit synth jamming; it’s like how the Divine Fits might have existed on an old school NES cartridge. Listen to the remix over at RCRD LBL, and get information and tickets for tonight’s show here.
Divine Fits are playing tonight at Union Transfer in support of their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, which was released in August. An indie supergroup of sorts, Divine FIts is spearheaded by Spoon‘s Britt Daniel, New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brow, and Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. Tickets for the all-ages show are available here. Below, check out the video for “Would That Not Be Nice.”
American indie rock band Divine Fits pays homage to the ways of ‘60s rockstars with heavy psychedelic throwbacks in their new video for “Would That Not Be Nice.” It’s the latest single from their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, released in August. Divine Fits, which is Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brow, will be playing an all ages show at Union Transfer on October 22nd; ticket information can be found here. Below, watch the new video for “Would That Not Be Nice.”