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These four guys and a girl play an infectious breed of New York City garage pop that will keep you bouncing in your seat. Their music is reminiscent of the CBGB's scene of the 70's, complete with fierce hooks and razor blade guitars, but with influences ranging from The Cure to Franz Ferdinand, The Shapes create a sound all their own. One listen to their contagious boy/girl banter and driving upbeat rhythms will send their disk straight onto your Ipod!
The band has played at many notable New York City venues including Mercury Lounge, Southpaw, Luna Lounge, Northsix, Knitting Factory, CBGB's, The Delancey, and Crash Mansion. They have toured through cities including Chicago, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C in their two years as a band. They have also been selected to play in several conferences including the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC (OURSTAGE SHOWCASE '07), NEMO in Boston, NXNE in Toronto, The Midwest Music Conference in Indianapolis, The Baltimore Music Conference, and the Philadelphia City Paper Playoffs.
Their self-titled debut EP was released in the summer of 2005, recorded at Threshold Studios in New York City, and Mastered at Avatar Studios with Fred Kevorkian (White Stripes, Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop). The record was spun on over 150 college radio stations nationwide and charted on 16 of them. Two of The Shapes tracks, "Dreaming of an M16" and "How it Goes," appeared on the soundtrack of the Independent snowskating film "Adieu" by Switchfilm Productions. The movie was released in the fall of 2005. Their songs, "Bordeaux" and "Monochrome" were recently played on MTV's new reality show, "MADE". In early 2007, The Shapes were voted the runner up in MP3.com's "Get Exposed" national competition...and were flown out to San Francisco to play at the MP3 showcase at the Elbo Room.