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Asthmatic Kitty signs Canada’s Shapes and Sizes

By April 5, 2006No Comments

Shapes and Sizes

Shapes and Sizes

Asthmatic Kitty Records announced today that it has signed the
Victoria / Vancouver band Shapes and Sizes, and will release the
band’s self-titled debut full-length on July 25, 2006.

From Canada’s misty Pacific Southwest emerges Shapes and Sizes,
fully formed and self-defined, yet redolent with future promise. Shapes
and Sizes’ melodic pop inhabits a world of beauty, noise, whispers,
and elusive, contradictory moods, where the dynamic of a steam
piston gives way to elegiac understatement, often within one song.
With three of its four members writing for the band, their repertoire is
one of constant surprise, often going out on a limb, but never
falling off.

From Victoria, British Columbia, but soon to call Vancouver home,
Caila Thompson-Hannant, Rory Seydel, Jon Crellin and Nathan Gage
sent an unsolicited demo to Asthmatic Kitty, which was received and
loved, but it was their passionate live show and humble charisma that
sold Asthmatic Kitty’s A&R trio (Sufjan Stevens, Lowell Brams, and
Michael Kaufmann) in the end.

Thompson-Hannant commands vocal range and control uncommon
in the world of indie-rock, a purity perfectly balanced by Rory Seydel’s
raw, emotional voice. The quartet is rounded off by the drums and
bass of Crellin and Gage, long time professional musicians whose
experience brings elements of textural complexity to a band that
can build castles in the air and reduce them to atoms. For their
self-titled debut, Shapes and Sizes teamed up with long time Frog
Eyes engineer and local hero, Toland McNeil, and enlisted a gang of
saxophones, trumpets, vibraphones, and violas to further their cause.

Track list:

1.Islands Gone Bad
2.Weekends at a Time
3.I Am Cold
4.Northern Lights
7.Topsy Turvey
8.Oh, No, Oh Boy
9.Rory’s Bleeding
10.Boy, You Shouldn’t Have


Tour Dates:

Wed. April 5: London, ONT Alex P. Keaton
Mon. April 10: Thunder Bay, ONT The Apollo
Tue. April 11: Winnipeg, MB Times Changed
Wed. April 12: Saskatoon, SK The Bassment
Thu. April 13: Edmonton, AB Sidewalk Cafe
Fri. April 14: Calgary, AB Palomino Social Club
Sat. April 15: Nelson, BC The Royal
Fri. April 21: Victoria, BC Logan’s Pub