The Salton Sea
Label: Merge Records
It should come as no surprise that Divine Fits' debut is the product of some very beloved indie-rock vets -- there's just such an effortless coolness to it. Splitting vocal duties are Spoon's Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner, as New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown works the rhythm and Alex Fischel adds crunchy keyboard to sculpt a sound that seamlessly blends Daniel's funky falsetto and sharp guitar pop ("Flaggin a Ride," "Would That Not Be Nice") with Boeckner's quaking howl and eerie synth rock ("My Love Is Real," "For Your Heart"). It's a fit that's simply, well, divine.