The Pasture, The Oil

by Shapes

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Some bands struggle for ideas. Some bands just straight up copy others. Some bands lack conviction and some bands should never have bothered in the first place. Thankfully Birmingham's latest and loudest three-piece SHAPES fall into a completely separate category, one marked 'Some bands will make you fill your pants with excitement'.

The noisy Brummies have honed their sound to dramatically tight effect taking influences from These Arms Are Snakes, The Mars Volta and dearly departed former label mates Meet Me In St Louis and have managed to create a record so fresh yet intricately elaborate with what feels like a hell-bent passion for making music.

Their debut album, 'Monotony Chic', released in June 2011, was recorded in Sweden by Eskil Lovstrom, famed for his work with Refused, Poison The Well, In Flames, Hell Is For Heroes, Meshuggah and more.


released May 4, 2009


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Big Scary Monsters UK

Big Scary Monsters is an independent label based in Oxford, UK.

It has released music from the likes of American Football, Modern Baseball, La Dispute, The Get Up Kids, Jamie Lenman, Delta Sleep, Minus The Bear, Martha, mewithoutYou, Kevin Devine, Cursive, Pedro The Lion, Andrew W.K. Tall Ships, Toe, , Joyce Manor, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Bear vs Shark, Tangled Hair... many, many more. ... more

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