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Shapes And Sizes / (Splitting Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner)
Album:(Splitting Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner) Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Shapes And Sizes Added:08/2007
Label:Asthmatic Kitty Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-08-26 Pull Date:2007-10-28 
Week Ending:9 Sep2 Sep

 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