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Shapes and Sizes

Shapes and Sizes are a Canadian indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia. There are four members — Nathan Gage, singers Caila Thompson-Hannant and Rory Seydel, and John Crellin.

Shapes and Sizes
OriginVictoria, British Columbia, Canada
GenresIndie rock
LabelsAsthmatic Kitty
Websiteshapesandsizes.ca
MembersRory Seydel
Caila Thompson-Hannant
Nathan Gage
John Crellin

Contents

HistoryEdit

Shapes and sizes came together in Victoria and self-released their self-titled first album in early 2006.[1] The band signed with New York record label Asthmatic Kitty[2] and became the only Canadian band on its roster. The label reissued the band's album in July 2006.

In January 2007, the band released a split 7" with The Weird Weeds as part of Asthmatic Kitty's new split 7" series, "Unusual Animals". The band's second full-length album, Split Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner, was released in May 2007.[3]

By 2009, Shapes and Sizes had moved to Montreal, and performed there as part of the 2009 Pop Montreal festival.[4] The band released their third album Candle to Your Eyes in August, 2010.[5] The album contained an eclectic collection of rock styles, partly because there are two lead singers with dissimilar voices.[6][7] In the fall that year the album appeared on the !Earshot National Top 50 Chart.[8]

DiscographyEdit

Albums
  • 2006 Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • 2007 Split Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • 2010 Candle to Your Eyes (Asthmatic Kitty)
EPs
  • 2007 "Castanets + Shapes and Sizes" (Asthmatic Kitty)
Singles
  • 2007 "Jinker/That Fat Hand" from Unusual Animals, vol. 1, split 7" with The Weird Weeds (Asthmatic Kitty)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shapes and Sizes". AllMusic Biography by James Christopher Monger
  2. ^ "Sufjan Loves Shapes and Sizes". Exclaim!, By Bryan Borzykowski, Jan 01, 2006
  3. ^ "Shapes and Sizes Talk New "Subdued" Album". Exclaim!, By Josiah Hughes, Jul 02, 2010
  4. ^ "Pop Montreal: Concert Review: Sufjan Stevens at Cabaret Juste Pour Rire; Oct. 2,2009". Montreal Gazette. October 3, 2009 ,
  5. ^ Sylvester, Daniel (2010) "Shapes and Sizes Candle to Your Eyes", Exclaim!, September 2010, retrieved 2011-08-11
  6. ^ "Shapes and Sizes: Shapes and Sizes". Pitchfork, Chris Dahlen, July 17 2006
  7. ^ "Shapes and Sizes: Candle to Your Eyes". Pitchfork, Matthew Perpetua, August 2 2010
  8. ^ "The National Top 50 For the Week Ending: Tuesday, October 26, 2010". !Earshot.

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