"A Thing Called Divine Fits"
Two stars (out of four)
The signs of restlessness were there to see on 2010's "Transference": After leading Spoon to critical acclaim and commercial success, Britt Daniel appeared to be tiring of the Austin, Texas, band's crisp button-down indie rock; he was stretching out into trippy synth textures and open-ended guitar jams, exploring where he'd once refined.
Two years later, Daniel — now living in Los Angeles — has formed a new project, Divine Fits, with Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, two congenitally adventurous outfits free of any mainstream renown to run from. (Drummer Sam Brown, from the Ohio punk band New Bomb Turks, rounds out Divine Fits' indie-supergroup lineup.)