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Riding in the same Seattle sailboat as A Frames, The Intelligence and The Dipers, Popular Shapes are spitting out punk energy like loose teeth. Like a long-overdue trip to the bathroom, Popular Shapes send out paranoid pangs of excitement and relief. Buzzing guitars fight like school-children in the park while a throbbing melody is quickly extracted from the bass. Beehive-like in the furious activity, each Popular Shapes song flutters like a bat in daylight. Various nail-bitten acts are called to mind throughout a single track, from the jittery blues of The Fall and the bottle-tossing spunk of Le Shok to the hyperventilated pop of the Dickies. Popular Shapes toss more into a minute and a half than most groups put towards an entire album. It’s assumed that the listener will be knocked to the ground on the first spin; only after half a dozen listens does it become possible to dissect and compute what is heard.

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  • DrJayManuel

    seriously awesome band

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • NSUPrinz

    One of the greatest bands ever

    24 May 2009 Reply
  • retardedcore

    This Band Has Less Scrobbles than I do, all the more to love them for! Popular Shapes!

    21 Mar 2008 Reply
  • thewrathofmath

    the 7 inch version of symmetrical girl is one of my favorite songs ever. The album one is only slightly less amazing. bump

    22 Oct 2007 Reply

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