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SXSW Recap: Watch Divine Fits perform “Shivers” and listen to their entire set from the Public Radio Rocks showcase

Divine Fits | Photo by Gus Phillipas | WFUV
Divine Fits | Photo by Gus Phillipas | WFUV

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)..

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SXSW Dispatch: Public Radio Rocks! showcase with Charles Bradley, Pickwick, Vampire Weekend and more

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.

The Public Radio Rocks! showcase kicked off with gritty rockers Divine Fits; went into introspective mode in a collaborative set by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, and a solo performance by Iron & Wine‘s Sam Beam; spotlighted classic soul showmanship care of Daptone Records all-star Charles Bradley; introduced the crowd to new soul-rock outfit Pickwick, from Seattle; brought perennial favorites Dawes out to regale the room with tunes from their new record; and wrapped up with Vampire Weekend playing to a massively packed house.

Check out scenes from the day in the photo gallery above, and watch videos of Vampire Weekend playing “A Punk” and Iron & Wine playing “Woman King” below.

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XPN broadcasting Public Radio Rocks SXSW showcase, featuring Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Dawes, Vampire Weekend and more

TP Vampire Weekend 09  On March 15th in Austin, TX, XPN will will co-present the South by Southwest Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, broadcasting live performances from Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Charles Bradley, Dawes, Divine Fits, Iron & Wine, Pickwick and Vampire Weekend. From XPN’s Bruce Warren:

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.

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Divine Fits rage and wail at Union Transfer (photos, recap, setlist)

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 →

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Listen to an RJD2 remix of “Would That Not Be Nice” by Divine Fits (playing Union Transfer tonight)

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.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Divine Fits at Union Transfer, Franz Nicolay and Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew at First Unitarian, King Tuff and Poor Moon at Johnny Brenda’s

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.”

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Watch a new video from Divine Fits (playing Union Transfer on 10/22)

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.”

Divine Fits – “Would That Not Be Nice” from stereogum on Vimeo.

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Watch Divine Fits perform “Would That Not Be Nice” on Jimmy Fallon show (playing Union Transfer in October)


Divine Fits made its television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this past Friday, September 7th. The band played “Would That Not Be Nice” from its debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits. Divine Fits is Brit Daniel on guitar/vocals (Spoon), Dan Boeckner guitar and vocals (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), Sam Brown on drums/percussion (New Bomb Turks), and Alex Fischel on keyboards/synthesizers. They play on Monday, October 22nd at Union Transfer with Cold Cave opening.

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Just announced: Divine Fits playing Union Transfer on October 22nd (listen to their debut album in its entirety)

Photo via http://divinefits.com/home/

Divine Fits are playing Union Transfer on Monday, October 22nd. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14th at Noon. Go here to purchase tickets. DF are Brit Daniel on guitar/vocals (Spoon), Dan Boeckner guitar/vocals (Wolf Parade), Sam Brown on drums/percussion (New Bomb Turks), and Alex Fischel on keyboards/synthesizers. They recently released their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, on Merge Records.