Spoon front-man, Britt Daniel is back at it with a new band called Divine Fits. The “super-group” is a new project with Wolf Parade‘s Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown of The New Bomb Turks.

Divine Fits have been sitting on top of the charts here at KCRW for the past few weeks, and we are excited to host the group for an Apogee session tomorrow night. The band will perform a live set and an interview with KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox. It will air later this month on Morning Becomes Eclectic. We’d love to have a few of you join us for this rare and intimate opportunity. Details below.

But first, I wanted to share this radio piece with you, because I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly, twice now! John Schaefer over at sister station WNYC invited KCRW DJ Anne Litt on Soundcheck to chat about Britt Daniel and his “musical evolution.” It’s a great listen! My favorite part is when she talks about what Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner brings to the sound, “Nerdy New Wave, emo electric!!!” Anne really helps move the listener through the relationship between the 3 dudes from different groups and helps us to identify with the new sound of Divine Fits, and how it is the product of an evolution that preceded its invention.

KCRW’s Berkeley Street Sessions is the most intimate series we’ve ever produced, and what makes it really special is the location, the private recording studio of legendary producer/mixer, Bob Clearmountain. With sound far superior to any live venue and a capacity of just 150 guests, this series caters to core music lovers who want to experience an artist up close. So basically, this is awesome. I’m going, and I hope to see you there!


Prize: Two tickets for you and a friend to attend the Divine Fits at KCRW’s Berkeley Street Sessions. Leave a comment, let’s talk SuperGroups! Are you a fan or no? Why?
After you’ve submitted your comment send your friends back over to give you the thumbs up and reply to your post! We will reward tickets to 5 thoughtful entries! Deadline: The comments with the most number of likes by 1pm tomorrow, that’s Tuesday, October 9 will win. Please leave your email in the appropriate box so we can contact you with details!

UPDATE….. Congratulations to our winners KCD, Will Stockwell, Matthew L, Brian Edmiston & Anibal. Keep an eye on your email for details about how to get to the location tonight at 7pm.

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  • Brian Edmiston

    Supergroups…Sure I am fan if the songs are good, Divine Fits are more a spin off than supergroup which seperates them from all the rest, that being said I would love to go to the DF show this week. :)

  • KCD

    Supergroups sound great on paper, but rarely end up being greater than the sum of their parts. People have such a preconceived notion of how a group should sound, based on the members’ previous work that it’s often hard to overcome with a few exceptions.

    One of my favorite supergroups: Them Crooked Vultures

  • Renee Barrera

    I think the idea of a supergroup is great! I love the idea that talented musicians from different bands can collaborate to make new music. As long as that “supergroup” isn’t doing it for just extra publicity I’m happy to hear what comes out of any supergroup. I think it seems easy to label Divine Fits as a supergroup because we see people like Jack White with a ton of other bands under his belt. Divine Fits is better than that term. They really are an amazing group of musicians who’ve released the best album of this year and hopefully they’ll have more albums on the way. (And pretty please pick me- it’s my birthday this month and I love this band!)

  • Adam Burnett

    i mean, they're no traveling wilburys, oysterhead, Temple of the dog, or blind faith. but they'll do.

  • maria ramirez

    Heart KCRW.

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    Heart KCRW

  • David Fisher

    Usually super groups try to get different sounds together in order to form a new sound, but I think that the members of the Divine Fits are pushing each other to do what they do best, but better!

    Keep on Rockin' in the Free World DF!

  • Dan Britton

    I like supergroups – as long as they're mission is to further an artistic endeavor and not a monetary one (easy to rip off the consumer). I think they can provide certain artists with more inspiration when along side equals, and maybe this benefits everyone a little bit (hopefully?).

    • Ariel Brito

      Agreed. I applaud a supergroup with a strong, honest chemistry. A group that joins together to leverage their bank account, though, not so much. DF is a rare find because their joint venture is transcending, simply beautiful, and they can freaking rock.

  • Mike

    I can never get enough of anything to do with Brit Daniels. Surrounding himself with other musician can only expand his sound.

  • Anibal

    i just trip over Divine Fits about 2 weeks ago never heard of Brit Daniel.. But I like them.. So far I cant get them off my music favorites.

  • kcrw

    Just a note to you guys! At 1pm today I'm gonna sort these comments by that "rating" option up there and the first comments are going to get contacted with details about the location for tonight's show. If you really want to make this happen, keep an eye on your email inbox today – and get your friends over here to click the little thumbs up button there.

    Thanks and Love,
    Betsy for KCRW

  • Bailey

    Huge fan of supergroups! Divine Fits and Diamond Rugs being my favorites from this year (so far), but there have been other great contenders as well including The Traveling Wilburys and Derek and the Dominos. I would even include CSNY!

  • matthew L

    Supergroups are a definite yay. Bands like The Raconteurs, Divine Fits, Them Crooked Vultures give fans a chance to see the most talented musicians come together and create something that shows all their influences and skills, a multi artist rainbow if you will. Supergroups remind me of the good old days when all the artists from neil young to john lennon to Brian Wilson and Keith Richards all would hang out jam together play on each other songs and gave the music a sense of community which is somewhat loss today but kept together by the many great and talented supergroups!

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    Supergroups spark creativity and encourage musical spontaneity. I'm in favor of seasoned musicians creating new music by combining forces and inspiring each other. Divine Fits have created something special by exploring new songwriting territory, while keeping authentic to their respective styles. A Thing Called The Divine Fits feels more like a piece of art and I hope they continue to create great music.

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