The title of THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES seventh proper full length is a sigil. A sigil is often used in magic and can take an aural form. This particular sigil is a potent symbol of desire, but, this sigil is unpronounceable – so you can call the album “The Impossible Shapes”.
THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES have been merrily musickmaking for a decade now. With this release the band has recorded songs which were flushed out over many live performances over many tours all across the globe. Although the individual songs vary quite a bit, this is perhaps the band’s most cohesive album to date. This album is their pinnacle song mound that could have been issued by Zapple, if times had been different. At the root, these four long-hairs are a pop band — kinda like how Byrds became a meta group — who’ve been strained through British folk as well as the whole post/beat/mystic literate gob.
THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES are a band that Charles Aron of SPIN Magazine describes as “Indie rockers who trip nervously like Love and muse enigmatically like Pavement. Few bands daydream and flake out with such a mature sense of purpose”. This self titled album is perhaps the Bloomington, Indiana band’s best manifestation of this sentiment. And The Impossible Shapes want to show you.
Please check out (and share) the following MP3 of a song called “Hey!”:
The band has also released a video for the song “Let The People Build What They Will”. It is the first of a series of videos produced and directed by members and friends of the band.
View it here
or on YouTube here
And if this isn’t enough free stuff for you, eMusic will be hosting a retrospective of free MP3s from The Impossible Shapes. Two tracks from every album The Impossible Shapes have released on Secretly Canadian (including this upcoming release).
You can find that here:
US TOUR DATES thus far
06/28/08 Chicago, IL – The Note
06/30/08 Toronto, Ontario – Sneaky Dees
07/03/08 Portland, ME – Space Gallery
07/05/08 New York, NY – Cake Shop
07/07/08 Philadelphia, PA – M Room
07/08/08 Washington, DC – DC9
07/09/08 Chapel Hill, NC – Night Light
07/10/08 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light