Divine Fits

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Divine Fits
Divine Fits, 2012.jpg
Divine Fits performing at Pappy & Harriet's in 2012
Background information
GenresIndie rock, art rock
Years active2011–2013
Associated acts
Past members

Divine Fits is an American-Canadian indie rock band composed of Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner, Sam Brown, and Alex Fischel.[1][2] The group released their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, in 2012.


The group formed late 2011 after Daniel and Boeckner discussed forming a band together.[3][4] Their first public performances were in Austin, Texas, where they had a surprise showing before having their official debut.[5]

Their first album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, received positive receptions from critics,[6][7] with the Austinist and The Austin Chronicle praising the band.[8][9] AllMusic scored it 4 out of 5 stars.[10]

On November 16, 2012, the band made their television debut on Late Show with David Letterman.

On June 5, 2013, Divine Fits premiered two new singles, "Ain't That The Way" and "Chained to Love". on Conan. Jessica Dobson made an appearance with the band, playing guitar. The band's final show took place at The Parish in Austin, Texas on October 13, 2013.[11] Following the end of the tour, Daniel returned to performing with Spoon. Fischel was subsequently added as an official member. Boeckner returned to Wolf Parade in 2016, while Brown formed the band Operators alongside Boeckner and Macedonian musician Biljana Mirkovski.


  • Britt Daniel – vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, percussion, harmonizer
  • Dan Boeckner – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, bass
  • Sam Brown – drums, percussion
  • Alex Fischel – synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, piano, organ, celeste



  1. ^ Levy, Art. "Divine Fits To Play First Show In Austin". Prefix Mag. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Hogan, Marc. "Britt Daniel Has Another New Non-Spoon Band: Spl:t S:ngle". Spin Magazine. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Shepard, Susan. "Divine Fits Chat About Lame Supergroups and Their Very Real Band". Spin Magazine. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Burger, David (August 7, 2012). "New band Divine Fits will headline Thursday's Twilight Concert". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Divine Fits Play Surprise First Show In Austin, Texas". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  6. ^ Swiatecki, Chad. "Divine Fits Play All the Songs They've Got at First Official Gig". Spin Magazine. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  7. ^ Thompson, Steven. "First Listen: Divine Fits, 'A Thing Called Divine Fits'". NPR. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  8. ^ Lester, Ryan. "Divine Fits - Official Debut at Beerland [Show Review]". Austinist. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  9. ^ Curtin, Kevin (August 2, 2012). "Flaggin' A Ride: the Divine Fits' Official Live Bow". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  10. ^ Phares, Heather. "A Thing Called Divine Fits". Allmusic. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "Divine Fits at The Parish, Austin, TX, USA". Setlist.FM. Retrieved June 26, 2019.

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