Divine Fits is already a recipe for musical alchemy; the band features Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks— but at a Rhode Island show last night the super-group added some more magic to their equation by covering Frank Ocean’s excellent track “Lost” off of Channel Orange.
It translates surprisingly well, Daniel’s gravel-worn voice hugs every curve of the song and does justice to the original. Can’t say I expected to ever hear Daniel proclaim: “I don’t really wish the titties would show,” but it’s a nice surprise.
The debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits came out in August via Merge and the band is on tour now. Divine Fits also did a terrific radio session at World Cafe a couple weeks ago and you can stream it here.