The Reverb Interview
When Nathaniel Rateliff and Joe Pope decided to bring back their old Denver rock band Born in the Flood for the annual holiday show this year, they needed a guitarist and a drummer.
And when they took the stage at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, it should have surprised nobody in the local music community to see the musically inclined Meese brothers, Pat and Nate, backing them up.
Musical supergroups are often bloated, silly affairs calling to mind endless guitar solos, subpar songwriting and enough sparkling scarves to strangle an army of Traveling Wilburys.
Not so with Divine Fits, the new project from indie rock royalty Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade), Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks). The band’s August debut on Merge Records, “A Thing Called Divine Fits,” is a taut exercise in groove-driven, keyboard-cushioned songwriting that would fit nicely alongside its members’ best-known projects.