Friday, May 25, 2007
Shapes and Sizes.
Download: Shapes and Sizes -- "Teller/Seller"
So I thought I would spend sometime this Friday before Memorial Day, that most American of holidays, to bring to you a band from Canada.
Shapes and Sizes are a bit nomadic, meeting in Vancouver, and now claiming Montreal as home. The newest record, "Split Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner", hit stores on Tuesday, and is a tremendous follow up to last year's self-titled release. According to Pitchfork, Asthmatic Kitty label-mate/mega-critic Sufjan Stevens had this to say about Shapes and Sizes:
"They hardly let the songs take flight before shooting them down with the cunning of a duck hunter. But this is where things get interesting. The jumping and barking of hound dogs, the breathless sprint to the mallard, slumped and bloodied in a sanctuary of water, the howling reeds, the ghost of the wind. Well, my metaphor gets the best of me here."
Catch Shapes and Sizes on their tour of the US and Canada this summer, starting off with an extended jaunt with The National!
06-02 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
06-04 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret du Musée Juste Pour Rire *
06-05 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House *
06-06 Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick *^
06-07 Chicago, IL - The Metro *^
06-08 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar *^
06-09 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *^
06-11 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill *^
06-12 Louisville, KY - Headliners *^
06-13 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *^
06-15 Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater *^
06-16 Columbus, OH - The Basement *^
06-18 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *^
06-19 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre *^
06-20 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *^
06-21 Cambridge, MA - Middle East *^
06-29 Vancouver, British Columbia - Railway Club
06-30 Victoria, British Columbia - Metro Theatre
07-04 Kelowna, British Columbia - The Whitehouse Gallery #
07-05 Calgary, Alberta - The Marquee #
07-06 Lethbridge, Alberta - Tongue 'n' Groove #
07-07 Edmonton, Alberta - Argyll Hall #
07-08 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Amigo's Cantina #
07-09 Regina, Saskatchewan - O'Hanlon's #
07-10 Brandon, Manitoba- TBA #
07-11 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Collective Cabaret #
07-12 Fardo, ND - Aquarium #
07-13 Minneapolis, MN -Nomad World Pub #
07-14 Champaign, IL - Cowboy Monkey #
07-15 Madison, WI - Cafe Montmarte #
07-16 Milwaukee, WI - Stonefly Brewery #
07-17 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
07-18 Detroit, MI - Majestic #
07-19 Windsor, Ontario - Phog Lounge #
07-20 Brantford, Ontario - Ford Plant #
07-21 Toronto, Ontario - Sneaky Dee's #
07-22 Sudbury, Ontario - The Townehouse #
07-23 Hamilton, Ontario - The Casbah #
07-24 Guelph, Ontario - TBA #
07-25 Kitchner, Ontario - Starlight Social Club #
07-26 Ottawa, Ontario - Zaphod's #
07-27 Montreal, Quebec - Main Hall #
* with the National
^ with Talkdemonic
# with They Shoot Horses Don't They
There's also the video version of "Teller/Seller." Makes me want to start a fire in a park for Memorial Day!
Oh, and Happy Birthday Mom!