Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Impossible Shapes...

The Impossible Shapes is yet another band from Secretly Canadian's impossibly deep roster. I've been pimping them a lot lately but with Jens Lekman, Songs:Ohia. Magnolia Electric Co., on their roster and with associations through Jagjaguwar to Okkervil River (which I've been listening to obsessively) they've got some good music going on. The Impossible Shapes have been called Belle & Sebastian-esque and I suppose I can hear the similarities. Similarities in pace and attitude more than sound I'd argue. I've been listening to Tum today since it's availbable at the moment as a Free download for a limited time. There's lots of banjo, cello, guitar, sunny melodies, Beach Boy like harmonies. The free download is to market a) their current tour with Jens Lekman and b) their upcoming new album Horus. Tum was much more of a lo-fi bedroom (or garage) project. It changes direction almost from song to song, but there are excellent moments. If you snag the download check out "Florida Silver Springs" and "Hornbeam".

2 songs from the forthcoming Horus:




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