Divine Fits poised for Texas-sized breakout (Created 10/10/2013)
Divine Fits certainly sounds like some sort of epic toddler meltdown after one too many bottles of Juicy Juice. But perhaps that was the intention of the band (hey, tantrums get attention) when it christened itself back in late 2011.
Comprised of Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner, Sam Brown and Alex Fischel, this indie supergroup had its first public performances in the Austin, Texas area. The surprise showings (hello, country territory) were warmly received, and in no time at all the band had made an official debut courtesy of a 45-second teaser trailer and announcement they were working with producer Nick Launay.
The reception for Divine Fits' debut album, "A Thing Called Divine Fits," was almost overwhelmingly positive. The Austinist and the Austin Chronicle both praised the band, and the album received a 4-out-of-5 star review on the music site Allmusic. They followed the release (in late August 2012) with an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on November 16, marking their official television debut.
On June 5, 2013 Divine Fits premiered two new singles, "Ain't That The Way" and "Chained to Love" on the TBS late night talk show "Conan." The Austin Chronicle has since continued to sing the band's praises, noting in a review October 7 that they sound "crisp, casual and hop." That review came after a Divine Fits performance at the ACL Fest, and a few days later the band played a free show in New York City's famed Times Square at the CBGB Festival.
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