The idea of the rock supergroup is based on the fraught calculus of late night rambling ("Wouldn't it be cool if ...") among a dangerous crowd (idle musicians), but it's one that has occasionally gifted the world with an act like Cream (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker), but more often results in the likes of Chickenfoot (Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith).
Echoing the former, the new band known as Divine Fits has coalesced around Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks, whose combined downtime has resulted in "A Thing Called Divine Fits," a stellar debut of tight, wiry tunes.
On the occasion of their visit to NYC, amNewYork charts the DNA of Divine Fits:
Daniel has been the energetic frontman for the Austin, Texas-born indie rock band Spoon for almost 20 years, churning out a series of critically acclaimed and increasingly successful albums, including their 2001 breakthrough "Girls Can Tell" and 2010s "Transference." He has also collaborated on the soundtrack for the 2006 film "Stranger Than Fiction."
Boeckner is best known for his work with Canadian band Wolf Parade, which made their debut in 2005 with "Apologies to the Queen Mary," recorded with the help of Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse. Boeckner also recorded as Atlas Strategic and Handsome Furs.
Drummer Sam Brown joins Divine Fits from the Columbus, Ohio gutter punk greats New Bomb Turks, which took their name from the Robert Wuhl character in the 1980 film "The Hollywood Knights."
If you go: Divine Fits is at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday at 9 p.m.,
66 N. Sixth Street, Williamsburg, 718-486-5400, sold out.