Perhaps one of the most-beloved, critically-acclaimed new supergroups of 2012, Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks), otherwise known as Divine Fits, released the new video for the single “Would That Not Be Nice” just last week.
Stereogum premiered the video, elaborating that the “terse and hard-pounding first single together … is quietly proving to be one of 2012′s greatest, most enduring rock songs.” We have your chance to see it live when the power trio stop by the 9:30 Club next week because we are sending one of you plus a friend to the show for free.
Not only that, but the winner will receive a signed copy of the Divine Fits’ debut LP, aptly titled A Thing Called Divine Fits, which was released via Merge at the end of August.
Consequence of Sound hails, “Divine Fits is exactly what its name implies: a perfect state of emotion. There is no leader at the helm, the album’s songwriting is split right down the middle, and it’s an amalgamation of ideas.” In an interview with CoS, Daniel agrees with this assessment. “To me, that’s one of the coolest parts of this band. One of the fun parts and new experiences of this is that all those duties are spread around. It’s a lot more fun for me.”
Since the album’s release, I’ve been saying that Divine Fits sounds “like Spoon and Wolf Parade—or Handsome Furs, depending on the song in question—had a baby.” For a chance to win both a pair of tickets to the show and a signed copy of the new LP, tell us your favorite song by any of the bands featured in this “supergroup.”
That’s a lot of songs on a lot of albums to choose from. There are seven Spoon albums alone! But I think I’m going with “Evangeline” by Handsome Furs. (RIP.)
The winner will be chosen at noon on Wednesday, October 17th. The signed record will be available for pickup at the show. Tickets are still available—don’t miss out.