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- Posted on Jun 19th 2008 4:00PM by Kim Davis
Sounds Like: We Are Scientists, Arctic Monkeys
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The Story: Upbeat, danceable rock with angsty vocals and a chick with a seriously gorgeous voice? Yeah, for most indie rock fans out there, the Shapes will be right up your alley. This New York-area band released their self-titled EP in 2005 and have since kept up the buzz by opening for the likes of the Bravery and A Place to Bury Strangers. They've also enjoyed the benefits of being a fan favorite on OurStage.com. All the votes the received have landed them at the top of the channel's monthly contests in rock and indie categories. As a result, they've won the opportunity to showcase their fun, frenetic rock 'n' roll at CMJ this year. And if you're a fan of shows like MTV's 'Made' or 'Gossip Girl' you've likely heard their tunes, which have been sprinkled through a number of their no doubt dramatic, episodes.
Why do you think you are doing well on OurStage?
Because we have the best fans ever [and] it lets the fans decide.
What's your coolest moment with a fan?
Every moment is cool.
What do you think the internet has done to change music?
It's allowed the music to be exposed to new people, and has allowed artists to directly connect to their fans.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
On tour somewhere in Europe.
Who is your hero?
Our collective parents.
Coolest moment performing?
CMJ for Ourstage was swell.
If you could open for anyone, who would it be?
Arcade Fire or David Bowie
What do you think makes you stand out from your competition?