by Bill Pearis

Bent Shapes

After a string of 7" singles and cassettes over the last four years, Boston trio Bent Shapes are set to release their debut album, Feels Weird, on August 20 via San Francisco label, Father/Daughter. The record is a little sharper than your average indie pop platter, with a welcome bit of angularity, muscle and attitude to compliment the jaunty tunes. Fans of '90s acts like Papas Fritas and Small Factory: you need to hear this record, and you can stream a couple tracks from the record below.

Bent Shapes will be heading down to NYC next month for a couple shows: August 24 at Cake Shop with Gross Relations, Two Inch Astronaut and Butter the Children, and then August 29 at Silent Barn with Shark? and The Doubts. They've got some dates in Boston before that and all are listed below.

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Bent Shapes

Bent Shapes - Feels Weird Track Listing
1. Behead Yrself, Pt. 2
2. Leave It 'Til You Need It
3. Panel Of Experts
4. Brat Poison
5. What Do You Get??
6. Hex Maneuvers
7. Big Machines
8. Bites And Scratches
9. Check My Vitals!!
10. Boys To Men
11. I Was Here But I Disappear

Bent Shapes - 2013 Tour Dates
7/30 - Allston, MA - Great Scott (w/ The Love Language, Eternal Summers)
8/18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott ("FEELS WEIRD" RECORD RELEASE w/ Potty Mouth, Krill)
8/24 - New York, NY - Cake Shop (w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Gross Relations, Butter The Children)
8/29 - Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn (w/ Shark?, The Doubts)