I don't think there could have been a better way to finish off the week than with a big ol' dose of Divine Fits. As the self-proclaimed last ones standing, Sprout and I happily squeezed into Music Hall of Williamsburg for one more night of rock'n'roll bliss before we had to go back to reality on Monday. I've listened to A Thing Called Divine Fits for a good while now, so I was eager to experience the songs live for myself. I was definitely not disappointed. For their debut NYC show, they more than delivered. It didn't take too long for the crowd to get into it, but once they were the energy continued to swell throughout the set. I have to say, for not being huge on Wolf Parade or New Bomb Turks, I liked how well they all meshed together. It seemed almost as though they had been a band for years with how comfortable they were playing off of each other.
A true test that you're having a good time is being able to look past even the most unfortunate situations and still enjoy yourself. This was proven to be the case when someone unapologetically dumped nearly a full pint of Brooklyn Lager down my back. It took about a half of a song to shake off the fact that my first time seeing Brit Daniel in the flesh (I know, shameful) was going to be tainted by a sticky back until I got home. Luckily, as soon as "Like Ice Cream" kicked in I was able to reshift my focus and go back to grooving.
If you haven't grabbed A Thing Called Divine Fits yet, you're gonna want to take care of that right away. In case you weren't able to catch Divine Fits this time around, they'll be back in October on their tour with Cold Cave. Head over to their website for more information.
Have a look at more photos and the setlist from Sunday night below:
Divine Fits at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 9/9/12 Setlist:
Flaggin a Ride
Baby Get Worse
The Salton Sea
What Gets You Alone
Would That Not Be Nice
My Love Is Real
Doom Town (Wipers)
Like Ice Cream
You Got Lucky (Tom Petty cover)
For Your Heart
Shivers (Nick Cave)