Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits on being inspired by the sprawl of L.A. but put off by $5 cupcakes

Diving Fits formed when Britt Daniel of Spoon and Dan Boeckner formerly of Wolf Parade got together with their friend Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. The music that came out of that union was a kind of power pop infused with a strong electronic undercurrent, like something that could have happened in the so-called New Wave of the early '80s but which never could have been created back then. As co-frontmen, Daniel and Boeckner have that rare combination of two singers who play off each other well melodically but also know when to step back and let the other shine. Likewise, both know how to kick up the excitement level of the music with a passionate vocal delivery without coming off like it's all been calculated.

See also: - Friday: Divine Fits at the Bluebird Theater, 12/14/12 - The week's ten best concerts, 12/10-12/14 - Britt Daniels of Spoon on how he doesn't care for 'rock dudes'

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.