Saturday, 23 February 2013

Divine Fits - 4 February 2013, Corner Hotel

Divine Fits' album poses a bit of a problem for me, in that its a fantastic album, but obviously also means that we won't be seeing any Spoon material for a while. There's also been some mention of a follow up Divine Fits album, so Britt Daniel might end up juggling two bands for a while. As long as he keeps making great music it'll be hard to complain.

This set includes the entirety of their album (the only song they didn't play at Laneways was For Your Heart), plus covers of Tom Petty and the Rolling Stones. It would have been great if they'd played a bit longer (I know they've covered Frank Orange a couple of times, which would have been interesting to hear), but it was a great set, and with some extra time they had the chance to engage with the audience more (Dan Boeckner in particular, who seemed to be having a great time).

The show didn't seem that loud at the time, but there's a bit of occassional distortion in the recording. Other than that the sound is very good, and these guys are a really great band. For those that don't know them, my favourite quote is that "they sound like the best music ever made in 1982", which captures both the fact they have a clear early 80's sound, but that they shouldn't be associated with some of the cliches about the quality of 80's music.

Baby Get Worse
Flaggin a Ride
What Gets You Alone
Would That Not Be Nice
My Love is Real
Civilian Stripes
You Got Lucky
The Salton Sea
Like Ice Cream
For Your Heart


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