“Led by primary songwriter Chris Barth [...] [The Impossible Shapes] have evolved from the lo-fi, Elephant 6-inspired psych poppers of their debut [...] to the post-British Invasion fairy tale rock band of their previous release [...] in a remarkably short time, with Barth emerging as a Syd Barrett-like talent and his band solidly placing themselves as the group most likely to deliver on the promise of uniting indie pop traditions…” – DOA
The Impossible Shapes have emerged yet again with a brand spanking new album, the successor to 2005′s Hours. This time, the band continues it’s wading lo-fi adventure through the bowels of a more likeable, more raw indie pop. It actually reminds me a lot in some aspects to The Good Life, at least in part due to the singer’s vocal likeness to Tim Kasher. On their new album, Turn, which hit stores yesterday (March 7th), the Shapes also explore an almost hip-hop feel, without the rapping of course. Think acoustic, primitive beats matched with the occasional melodic guitar plucking and off-beat vocals. It’s pretty entertaining:
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