Those that know me know i'm one of the biggest RJD2 stans out there. So when seeing that RJ remixed Divine Fits "Would That Not Be Nice" in my inbox, you can imagine how ape shit I went. I pretty much summerized it as Spoon x RJD2 but it wasn't the typical production you would expect from RJ this time around. The remix takes the already dancey original and adds some simple drums and signature synths which feel more like a LCD Soundsystem track than an RJD2 track.
Don't get me wrong, i'm not hating the track at all. I just expected a heavier hip hop drum driven track. Nevertheless, its still a great to listen to despite my personal feelings of the remix. Take a listen to remix below and if you havent already listened to/picked up Divine Fits' debut LP A Thing Called Divine Fits, you should do so now. LIKE RIGHT NOW.
credit: @sproutdr 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 Fitsfor 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 Civilian Stripes My Love Is Real Doom Town (Wipers) Like Ice Cream Neopolitans You Got Lucky (Tom Petty cover) For Your Heart
I think I may be one of a few excited for Spoon/Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/New Bomb Turks supergroup Divine Fits upcoming album only for Spoon's Britt Daniel's contribution of the album. Although the Dan Boeckner vocal single "My Love Is Real" was cool, the B-Side "I Was Born in a Laundromat" should excite Spoon fans like myself until the band's next release. But until then the bands upcoming debut album A Thing Called the Divine Fits, will still be something to look forward to when it drops August 28th. Check out both the B-side as well as the single below and another track from the upcoming album titled "Would That Not Be Nice" courtesy of the band's Soundcloud page.