Bent Shapes, “Big Machines”

Dayna Evans

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Bent Shapes' debut full-length album, Feels Weird, releases through Father/Daughter Records on August 20, and with their first single, “Behead Yrself Pt. 2”, we knew that this record would be on heavy rotation in these parts. Now, to pump us all up even further, we've got the second even better single, “Big Machines”. It's a straight-up jangle-pop track of undistorted guitars that are clear and simple, and it's marked by a bass line that groo-groo-grooves right along. The dual male-female vocal pairing is enough to make our hearts pitter-pat like a first date at a vintage soda fountain. But this track isn't all dreampop and sweetness—part of its appeal comes from how the high-compressed drums move the song into garage territory with an unfussy Motown-meets-punk beat. Even when the track breaks down into a feedback-laden solo, it's a chance to embrace a little looseness before it comes back around to that solid melody once again.

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Bent Shapes will be playing two shows in Boston (one with Potty Mouth!) and you can catch those dates below. Pick up this track and the first through iTunes here.

July 30 – Allston, MA – Great Scott (w/ The Love Language, Eternal Summers)
August 18 – Allston, MA – Great Scott (Feels Weird Record Release w/ Potty Mouth, Krill)

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