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IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES Release Video For Infinity’s Lips

Secretly Canadian is proud to announce the release of the second video from The Impossible Shapes new record. Capturing time lapses of a southern Indiana summer, you can almost feel the heat descend, in a fraction of the time.

Watch the video for “Infinity’s Lips” here

or on YouTube

The Impossible Shapes are also headed out on tour starting next Saturday, performing songs from their new release “The Impossible Shapes” (though the name of the album is actually a sigil, a symbol of desire).

Tour dates:

06/28/08 Chicago, IL – South Union Arts
06/29/08 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
06/30/08 Toronto, Ontario – Sneaky Dees
07/02/08 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
07/03/08 Portland, ME – Space Gallery
07/05/08 New York, NY – Cake Shop
07/06/08 Jamaica Plain, MA – The Milky Way Lounge and Lanes
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
07/11/08 Louisville, KY – Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge

THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES To Release Seventh Proper Full Length; Give Away Music For Free

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!”:

http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/hey.mp3

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:

http://www.emusic.com/album/The-Impossible-Shapes-9-MP3-Download/11208294.html

US TOUR DATES thus far
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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

Impossible Shapes’ NORMANOAK tours eastern North America

The Impossible Shapes front man Chris Barth, better known as Normanoak, has released “A Double Gift of Tongues”, a limited-edition vinyl-only release and will be touring with longtime friend and bandmate Lord Fyre (John Wilkes Booze).

Normanoak’s presence recalls his music: loving and gentle, medicine pouch-clad, with re-told narratives of travels both real and salvia-induced. His album is the soundtrack to humid summer nights with whiskey-soaked friends on dilapidated porches, dreaming of our loves. Normanoak may be playing sitar atop a giant mushroom in the mind’s eye, but the music should be shared with him in person:

06/01/07 Indianapolis, IN – Big Car Gallery w/ Lord Fyre
06/02/07 Chicago, IL – Ronny’s Bar w/ Lord Fyre
06/04/07 Muncie, IN – Village Green Records w/ Lord Fyre
06/05/07 Bloomington, IN – Hot Love House w/ Lord Fyre
06/06/07 Knoxville, TN – The Birdhouse w/ Lord Fyre
06/07/07 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn w/ Lord Fyre
06/08/07 Athens, GA – Calcedonia Lounge w/ Lord Fyre
06/09/07 Asheville, NC – Broadway’s w/ Lord Fyre
06/10/07 Charlotte, NC – Black Congo House w/ Lord Fyre
06/11/07 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/ Lord Fyre
06/12/07 Washington DC, – 611 Florida w/ Lord Fyre
06/15/07 New York, NY – The Cake Shop w/ Lord Fyre
06/16/07 Philadelphia, PA – Green Line Cafe w/ Lord Fyre
06/17/07 Manchester, CT – Thunderdome w/ Lord Fyre
06/19/07 Boston, MA – Lorem Ipsum Books w/ Lord Fyre
06/22/07 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo w/ Lord Fyre

Mp3 for “Jellyfish Ram” from “A Double Gift of Tongues”
Normanoak’s home page

Normanoak on Secretly Canadian

Normanoak on Myspace

THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES Perform Songs From TUM on Daytrotter.com

THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES took a few hours out of their travels between shows and stopped in for a Daytrotter Session at Futureappletree Studio One in downtown Rock Island, Ill. THE SHAPES performed five songs, four of which are off their newly reissued album TUM on Secretly Canadian. The songs are available via stream and download. Go get em!

Daytrotter

AUDIO

All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado

VIDEOS

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

Conversations by Woman's Hour

COMING SOON

JJ
V
CD / LP
Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP

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