Posted in music | tour dates on August 13, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Bent Shapes

As mentioned, Boston trio Bent Shapes are set to release their terrific debut album, Feels Weird, on August 20 via Father/Daughter. While most of the record is pretty scrappy, the band do have a dreamy/introspective side, too, which can be heard on the LP's new single, "Hex Maneuvers." You can stream that below.

The band will be in NYC later this month for a record release show at Cake Shop on August 24 with killer support from Two Inch Astronaut, Butter the Children, and Gross Relations; and are also playing Silent Barn on August 29 with Shark? and The Doubts.

If you can't make those shows, or you want to see them again, Bent Shapes are now playing the final installment of my Sound Bites Series at South Street Seaport on Sunday, August 25. (Leapling dropped off the bill.) It happens on the Front/Row stage at the corner of Fulton and Front streets right by Smorgasbar. I DJ starting around 3 PM and the band plays at 4 PM sharp. Free.

This Sunday's (8/18) Sound Bites show is with Radical Dads and do come out for that one too. All Bent Shapes tour dates are listed, along with track streams from the album, below...

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BENT SHAPES "PANEL OF EXPERTS"

Bent Shapes - 2013 Tour Dates
Aug 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott (Boston Record release show w/ Potty Mouth, Krill)
Aug 24 - New York, NY - Cake Shop (NY Record release show w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Butter the Children, Gross Relations)
Aug 25 - New York, NY - South Street Seaport (Sound Bites Series)
Aug 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn (w/ Shark?, The Doubts)

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Comments (40)

I would. do. her.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 12:26 PM

Someone needs to find these beta males and give them a proper hipster beating

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 12:33 PM

Yo I'd threaten to fight you guys

but I'm beta than that

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 1:59 PM

You guys aren't alpha enough to feel comfortable having tea with a couple of giant stuffed animals.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 2:05 PM

if i ever see anyone from this thread or this article in real life, i am going to beat the living shit out of you in words with friends.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 2:13 PM

hummus

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 2:15 PM

I prefer draw something you fuck shows are listed in the article COME AT ME _ _ _

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Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 2:30 PM

_B_R_O_

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 2:34 PM

i would. share. tea. with. large. bears.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 2:43 PM

^Max Horwich shares more than tea w/ bears. #twinklife

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 2:49 PM

max sandwich shares more than tea w/ bears #sandwiches #as #well

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:02 PM

hi ! i'm new here. who is max? i found this documentation

These guys were high school dropouts. It's really sad that talented people with four-year college degrees can only hope to achieve a fraction of the success of these deadbeats. I, for one, attended Wesleyan University, which should at least have gotten me SOMEWHERE by now. FUCK BLINK!

-- Max Horwich, Wesleyan '08

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:07 PM

Pasty white people scare me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:16 PM

the woman is a minority, i think it's just tough to tell how brown in this photo next to those brown bairs

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:21 PM

are you brown anon 3:16? always looking to network with other browns

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:23 PM

Look at these hipster fucks.

Sitting with big stuffed bears LOL.

Grow up.

Posted by D | August 13, 2013 3:31 PM

two of them are sitting down. TYPICAL.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:39 PM

Might be the #filter

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:39 PM

3:39pm

What the two hipsters sitting down? Man that's been a hipster photo thing for years but I gotta say you can thank all the indie rock bands from the '80s for that. The whole sitting looking another way coming off like you don't know your picture is being taken when you do look.

Posted by D | August 13, 2013 3:41 PM

The mid 80s? LOL dude Lou Reed was sitting down as early as '67

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:45 PM

Nah that was an '80s band thing. It came into vogue in the '80s.

Posted by D | August 13, 2013 3:51 PM

You're both wrong. Fahey was seated for entirety of the Blind Joe Death session because he did not own a guitar strap.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:54 PM

i just googled it. turns out people have been sitting down since the dawn of man! i guess you learn something every day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:09 PM

i bet that's not even real tea. figures.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:10 PM

i bet those aren't even real bears.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:12 PM

I bet those dudes sit down when they piss.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:16 PM

I'm not making brown.
Are you making iced tea?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:18 PM

that table's probably wobbly as FUCK.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:19 PM

guys, focus on the music isntead of just apearances for once

i have those bares first rare oops emo screamo rare oop 7" it is so epic

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:24 PM

i like white people's earlier stuff first pressing

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:26 PM

This shit is so Lithuania '91.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:30 PM

It Must be your skin that I'm sinking in
It Must be for real 'cause now I can feel
And I didn't mind it's not my kind
It's not my time to wonder why
Everything's gone white
And everything's grey
Now you're here now you're away
I don't want this
Remember that
I'll never forget where you're at
Don't let the days go by
Glycerine
Glycerine

I'm never alone
I'm alone all the time
Are you at one
Or do you lie
We live in a wheel
Where everyone steals
But when we rise it's like strawberry fields
I treated you bad
You bruise my face
Couldn't love you more
You got a beautiful taste
Don't let the days go by
Could have been easier on you
I couldn't change though I wanted to
Should have been easier by three
Our old friend fear and you and me
Glycerine
Glycerine
Don't let the days go by
Glycerine
Don't let the days go by
Glycerine
Oh, Glycerine![x4]

Bad moon white again
Bad moon white again
As she falls around me

I needed you more
When we wanted us less
I could not kiss just regress
It might just be me
Clear simple and plain
That's just fine
That's just one of my names
Don't let the days go by
Could have been easier on (you)[x3]
Glycerine [x4]

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 5:10 PM

I am brown and I am scared.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 8:06 PM

bushwacked feat Daniel Stern)

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 10:06 PM

@ 4:18, just lemonade

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 11:24 PM

Thats freshly brewed mushroom tea that they are drinking. If you google it, you will find that humans have been drinking it as early as humans began to sit down. In addition, humans have also been consuming hummus and listening to indie rock for this long as well.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2013 12:42 AM

what the hell is wrong with you people?

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 12:21 AM

Listened to this so many times... it rules so hard. When are you guys playing in Richmond, VA???

Posted by Tristan | February 9, 2014 11:48 AM

DAT POOR KITTEE

Posted by Abigail | February 20, 2014 5:42 AM

this photo was very good! very funny these two bears al, are well relaxed

Posted by massagem | April 5, 2014 8:42 AM

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