As Stu recently noted, there’s been some great music released in 2013. But I’m still digging myself out of 2012. And given my love for the band Spoon, I am deeply ashamed to have only begun listening to Divine Fits last week. In case you don’t know (you probably do), Divine Fits is a supergroup of members from Spoon, Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, and New Bomb Turks. Pretty impressive resumes all around, no?
This is classic 1980’s synth-rock. Anyone who doesn’t hear Debbie Harry, Ric Ocasek, and Giorgio Moroder in these eleven tracks doesn’t know anything about that era. But there’s also plenty of new musical ore to mine here. It’s fresh yet familiar all at once.
It would shock me if this album hasn’t been, or won’t be, in this group’s rotation. And if not, then I’ve clearly overestimated your taste.
The gauntlet’s been thrown! It’s on!