Divine Fits' debut, the aptly titled A Thing Called Divine Fits,
finds the quartet employing its lead duo’s addictive stock in
trade: sharp, groove-oriented tunes marked by spiky guitars, shimmering
keyboards and an urgent vocal thrust.
Spoon is the Pete Rose of Indie Rock: Consistently strong performers year after year, album after album, show after show. The Austin-based quartet founded by singer/guitarist Britt Daniel has been forcing its will on discerning listeners for more than 15 years now, a slow build that culminated in its last two albums.
Mark Oliver Everett doesn't feel the slightest hesitation about baring his soul, whether in his old persona of A Man Called E or in his better-known sonic disguise as Eels. And Everett's particular genius is in the casually devastating manner that he attaches his well-worn heart to his plainly visible sleeve, making it painfully and beautifully universal.