Saturday, March 12, 2016
Bent Shapes - Wolves of Want
Anxiety-ridden punk lyrics wrapped in a jangle pop, post punk skin with hooks and stylish presentation describes Boston band Bent Shapes. And a good indication of how well they pull it off is that their second LP, Wolves of Want, has been picked up by taste-making indie label Slumberland Records. The vibe encompasses a bit of fellow Bostonian Jonathan Richman, as well as WYMA heroes The Feelies, so you can assume that this disc is going to be in rotation around here for a while. The core of the band (through various names) has been Ben Potrykus and Andy Sadoway for some time. The lineup now includes Luke Brandfon and Jenny Mudarri, and it seems to us that this combination has found the magic that makes the music shine. The literate and intimate lyrics are a treat on today's rock scene, but the classic indie rock swagger is the star of the show. There is good stuff coming out of Boston lately, and Bent Shapes is in the front pack.
Wolves of Want was released yesterday via Slumberland.
Webpage for Bent Shapes
Slumberland Records page for Wolves Of Want