By Josh Sudman
Sometimes it is easy to get “caught up in the music.” We listen to such a variety of music that things become mumbly-jumbly and get confused. Sometimes the best solution for the mumble-jumble is a bare-bones garage band. Bent Shapes brings about the quintessential garage rock band into the modern world, allowing one to refuge from the technological productions with the shelter of punk rhythm guitars and moody melodies. Each song brings its own unique version of the garage rock sound while still maintaining a consistent theme throughout their album.
The group’s main members, Ben, Andy, Jenny, and Luke (and friends) each contribute their own piece of the Bent Shape puzzle, allowing the songs to fluctuate in tempo and style. When I listen to each song, the style allows me to relate to the piece individually, as well as get to know the band as a whole. Sometimes fearful, sometimes cheerful, the band’s 2013 release Feels Weird encompassed a broad spectrum of styles from multiple decades, while still maintain a stripped down “Boston Garage” tone throughout.
Sometimes a gritty punk, sometimes a dream like pop, always intelligent, Bent Shapes brings about the breath of fresh air we often need in our modern music world.
Listen/ Download to Bent Shapes here: http://bentshapes.bandcamp.com/
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