The Impossible Shapes


“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:

[MP3] The Impossible ShapesFlorida Silver Springs
[MP3] The Impossible ShapesHathor
[MP3] The Impossible ShapesTwisted Sol Epoch

Check out more tracks over at Bricolage Fantasy!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

. March 9, 2006 at 9:15 pm

i will always love your blog because it was there that i first heard the mystery jets and the guillemots.( how is that pronounced? geel moes ?
gilla mots ? no matter )
It is sad to see that someone has nothing else to post in comments than a bunch of porn links.
YOU deserve much better.

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. March 9, 2006 at 9:18 pm

i will always love your blog because it was here that i first heard the mystery jets and the guillemots ( how is that pronounced? Geel moes ? Gill motts? No matter )
It is sad that someone has nothing else to post in comments than a bunch of porn links.
YOU deserve much better.

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connor March 10, 2006 at 7:47 pm

i deleted them, no worries

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Squashed March 11, 2006 at 10:35 am

The spam has been brutal lately on blogspot. I think the blogspot filter is breached. The other blog I post in also has noted increasing spam.

Little note on Impossible Shape. (I kinda like what they are doing, so I ma giving them a prop) Their web site has plenty of d/l including older works. Interesting work.

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Anonymous March 13, 2006 at 6:16 am

Note: their previous album was called _Horus_, not _Hours_ as you have written it…

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