Shapes And Sizes / (Splitting Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner)
Album: (Splitting Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner)   Collection:General
Artist:Shapes And Sizes   Added:Aug 2007
Label:Asthmatic Kitty Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-08-26 Pull Date: 2007-10-28
Week Ending: Sep 9 Sep 2
Airplays: 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 08, 2013: Fight or Flight
Alone/ Alive
4. Apr 01, 2008: I once was Canadian
Head Movin'
2. Oct 04, 2013: Fight or Flight
Alone/ Alive
5. Sep 05, 2007: Where the Girls Are
Head Movin'
3. Jul 01, 2008: I once was Canadian
Head Movin'
6. Aug 30, 2007: Fiction Romance
Alone/ Alive

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-08-23
Shapes and Sizes - Split Lips, Winning Hips, a Shiner

Melodic mathy indie pop. Both male and female lead vocals. Not lo-fi but a bit sloppy/ messy at time. On Sufjan's label but that can be misleading. Overall: fun stuff.

My picks: 1, 2, 5, 12 FCC: 9

1. med-fast mathy rhythm. f vox A bit of a wild feel with subdued sections interspersed (warning: subdued sections also include f vocals squeeking sounds).
2. med-slow fun and messy guitar. m lead vox. nice reverby clapping section.
3. f vocals over sparse instrumentation. full instrumentation comes in after a minute
4. plunky banjo, f vox with brass. cut up vocals in the latter part of the song.
5. med-fast strummed guitar with heavier and sustained guitar underneath. interesting percussion. end suddenly and a few seconds early.
6. short. f vocals with clarinet and other woodwinds.
7. sort of like #1. rhythmic med-fast jaunty rhythm. prolonged not-as-rhythmic period in the middle
8. rhythmic guitars, m vox. noisy section in the middle, then chunky guitars with many vocals.
9. FCC. f vox over sparse instrumentation
10. saxophone, other reeds. f vox. dark. thudding drums.
11. short. f vox over single guitar.
12. rumbling med-tempo drums. f+m vox. brass-winds. nice chorus. slow section in the middle.
13. f vocals. prominent bass. guitars are all over the place in this song.
14. slow. tender glockenspiel/ bells. f vox.

Track Listing
1. Alone/ Alive   8. Can't Stop That (Sinking) Feeling
2. Head Movin'   9. The Horse's Mouthy Mouth
3. Geese   10. The Long Indifference
4. The Taste In My Mouth   11. Canvas Skies, Muslin Trees
5. Teller/ Seller   12. Victory In War
6. Grassy Corner, A Sunset   13. Piggy
7. Highlife (I Had Been Duped)   14. One, Two, Three