Our first Bonfire Sessions event of the year is tonight! If you’ve RSVP’ed, make sure to show up tonight early. Space is limited, and and RSVP doesn’t guarantee entry.
We’ll open doors at 8 and kick off music slightly thereafter with Team Spirit, followed, by Skaters, WAVVES, Japandroids, and finally, Austin’s own Divine Fits.
You’ll want to come to VICELAND, right on the corner of Cesar Chavez and Trinity, just behind the convention center. ALSO, make sure to follow us on Twitter @jansport. We’ll be announcing where you need to be to get yourself a free JanSport pack though out the night, so don’t miss out.
Now that we’ve got those details out of the way, check out this little interview with Britt from Divine Fits. Britt was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his day to answer a few questions for us.
Q. Your other bands (Spoon, Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade) are obviously quite successful and have been for some time. In the past few years of touring, you must have met hundreds of great musicians who would be great to collaborate with. What was it about this specific group of musicians that made you want to start a full-time band together?
BRITT: For me it was a combination what Dan is like on-stage and, um, what he is like off-stage. Spoon played this one big show where we asked him to come be our special guest and when he was up there playing with us, I looked over at him and he seemed to be having the time of his life. But he always seems like that on stage. He lives for it, and I love that. And off-stage he’s thoughtful and hilarious.
Q. Where does the name, Divine Fits, come from?
BRITT: It’s an anagram for Fiend Visit, of course.
Q. Britt – How is your role in this band different from what you do in Spoon?
BRITT: In Spoon I’m the only one that knows how to run the sampler. In this band everyone’s got their own samplers.
Q. Tell us something we don’t know about another member of the band.
BRITT: Dan will eat anything – he ate fried rat in Burma. Actually I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t say he’ll eat absolutely anything because he did find out first if it was field rat, not city rat. It was field rat, he ate it, and Alex projectile vomited.
Q. What’s the coolest thing a fan has given you?
BRITT: A “Who Killed Bambi” t-shirt. A home-made “Get Nice” t-shirt. A topless photo in the mail. A really nice razor.
Q. Any plans of a second album anytime soon?
BRITT: We’re recording a single in Burbank today.
Q. If you could merge your band with any other band in history, who would it be?
BRITT: Personally I’d like to merge with Girls’ Generation.