DIVINE FITS: Debut Album A Thing Called Divine Fits Out TODAY on Merge

“A Thing Called Divine Fits might be the best rock record I’ve heard all year.”–THE L

“With their sharp hooks and refined new-wave bounce, we have no problem calling this supergroup a super group”–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Must List: Top 10 Things We LoveThis Week

A Thing Called Divine Fits, the debut album from Divine Fits, has been released today, August 28, in the U.S. on Merge and on Universal in Canada. It was released yesterday in the UK and Europe via Anti-/Epitaph.

Early critical reaction to A Thing Called Divine Fits has been insanely positive. Whether covering the album as a whole, first single “My Love Is Real” or various other deep cuts, the media has singled out every track on A Thing Called Divine Fits for individual praise:

“The hook in ‘My Love Is Real’ could have propelled an alternate-universe hit for The Human League — but a spikier, guitar-driven side still wins the day in ‘Flaggin a Ride,’ while “Baby Get Worse’ splits the difference with winning results.”–NPR FIRST LISTEN

“striking chemistry… jittery jags that gain urgency by feeling knocked out–from the breakneck Kraftwerk of ‘The Salton Sea’ to the Wire trance spackle of ‘Neopolitans.'”–ROLLING STONE

“the lock-step drums and spare rusty-razor electric guitar of ‘What Gets You Alone’ is like Boeckner fronting Spoon; and ‘For Your Heart’ is their well-balanced marriage”–NYLON

“‘Civilian Stripes’ is an achingly pretty acoustic number…  it’s a match too good to be true, and– particularly considering the sad state of Modern Rock in 2012– far too promising to let die.”–PITCHFORK

“a lean slice of garage-psych glory”–ROLLING STONE (“Would That Not Be Nice”)

“Rare you hear a song this undeniably great whose antecedent is impossible to find”–ESQUIRE Songs Every Man Should Listen To (“Shivers”)

“most bands also don’t come to the table with the level of quality present in each of Divine Fits’ songs either. New tracks, such as… ‘Like Ice Cream’… make for a diverse and exciting set of songs that rivals anything Boeckner and Daniel have done with their other groups.”–AUSTINIST

Divine Fits will be on tour well into the fall, with a Los Angeles residency being completed by an August 28 day of release show  at the Masonic Temple and a September 4 date at The Echo with Daughn Gibson supporting. See below for all currently confirmed North American dates and check for further news, updates etc. at http://www.divinefits.comfacebook.com/divinefits or @divinefits on Twitter and Instagram.

Aug 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Temple
Aug 30 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile * Black Whales support
Sept 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo * Daughn Gibson supports
Sept 5 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace * Hooded Fang supports
Sept 9 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg * Sean Bones supports
Oct 6 – Nashville, TN – SoundLand Festival
Oct 14 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
Oct 27 – Asheville, NC – Moogfest