by Tim Griffin
Divine Fits @ The Continental Club - 7/31/2012
Tonight (8/1), indie rock supergroup Divine Fits (Britt Daniel from Spoon, Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and Sam Brown from New Bomb Turks - and auxiliary member Alex Fischel) are set to play their official first show at a sold-out Beerland in Austin, TX.
But last night (7/31), they got together and played a secret show at Austin's The Continental Club. Billed as 'The Hot Skull', they were sandwiched between Austin's The Laughing (who were playing their first show) and TV Torso. Divine Fits ran through the almost the entirety of their forthcoming Merge debut (out Aug. 28, which includes a cover of Nick Cave's "Shivers") plus a take on Tom Petty's 'You Got Lucky'; pretty sure all in attendance felt like they did.
As for the rest of the country, Divine Fits haven't announced a full tour yet, but they do have a few dates set up, including stops in the members' respective hometowns. They play Dan's homebase, Montreal, on Friday, August 3 (not part of Osheaga Fest), and visit Brown's Columbus, OH stomping grounds on August 6. They also play Chicago on August 5 and Salt Lake on Aug. 9.
All tour dates are below, along with more pictures (and video) Divine Fits, The Laughing and TV Torso below...
Divine Fits @ The Continental Club on 7/31 - My Love Is Real
Divine Fits @ The Continental Club on 7/31 - The Salton Sea (maybe)
Divine Fits - "Flaggin a Ride"
Divine Fits - "You Got Lucky"
Divine Fits (billed as "The Hot Skull")
Divine Fits - The Continental Club, Austin, TX 7/31/2012 setlist
Flaggin A Ride
Baby Get Worse
Would That Not Be Nice
Shivers (Nick Cave cover)
What Gets You Alone
My Love Is Real
Like Ice Cream (according to setlist, but seemed like The Salton Sea)
For Your Heart
You Got Lucky (Tom Petty Cover)
Divine Fits - 2012 Tour Dates
Aug 1 Austin TX Beerland
Aug 3 Montreal QC Il Motore
Aug 5 Chicago, IL Schubas
Aug 6 Columbus OH Ace of Cups
Aug 9 Salt Lake City UT Pioneer Park
Sep 5 Lee's Toronto
Sep 9 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 14 San Francisco CA Treasure Island