Shapes on Tape is on tour in the mid-west this September and just released a blast of synthy rock with it newest single "Get Ready." The Vinyl District premiered the song yesterday. thevinyldistrict.com/storefront/2017/08/tvd-premiere-shapes-on-tape-get-ready
Sometimes only a world class studio will do. Serendipity deposited Shapes in the lower east side of New York City on a beautiful June afternoon in 2017 in just such a place. There they made “Get Ready,” the explosive new single from their album in progress, “Legends in the Process.” It’s equal parts loud rock and synthy feels, classic 80’s and 90’s vibes, with hooks galore, tailor-made for a shower sing-a-long.
9/8 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
9/9 – Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern
9/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
9/12 – Chicago, IL @ Emporium
9/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space
9/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown
9/15 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot
9/16 – Louisville, KY @ TBD
Shapes on Tape is a Brooklyn-based Brew-Wave/Ultrapop group whose infectious hook-laden three-minute bangers represent a new era where loud guitars and synthesizers can coexist and even party together. A band that once made L Magazine implore U2 to "move over and let Shapes on Tape seize the thrown(sic)," Shapes on Tape asks the question, "What if Walter Mondale had won?"
Genre-hopping producer/multi-instrumentalist/90s groovebox enthusiast Adam Kruckenberg, formerly of Midwest glam legend Vibralux, and guitarist/poet Jason Matuskiewicz, a veteran of beloved Lexington, KY band Candidate, began collaborating in 2014, but they didn't complete their sound, best described as a sonic assault of feels, until they expanded SoT to include drum savant and overall swell guy Justin Heaverin of Noisebody and The Silver Tongues.
Matuskiewicz’s lyrics and straightforward style walk the line between high and low concept with an abrupt 3-chord frankness that never takes itself seriously, while Kruckenberg’s powerful vocals and synthetic re-imaginings take the songs to epic proportions. Combined with Heaverin's unstoppable groove, you could be forgiven for wondering when The Boss had time to do a secret collaboration with Erasure. With the help of Grammy-nominated producer and Hedwig alum Justin Craig, SoT's forthcoming album Legends in The Process is sure to be a supersonic, beer-fueled dreamscape littered with the carcasses of _-waves and _-cores.
Sounds like: The imaginary greatest band that ever existed that haunted your dreams when you were 8 years old.