Since the beginning of the year, I’ve covered international bands in more than half of my posts. It’s about time a quintessentially American rock and roll record to grace this webpage. Nashville’s Sound&Shape released Disaster Medicine a few weeks ago and you can add it to their list of great works that keeps growing. The band has been putting something out every couple of years … Continue reading Sound&Shape-Disaster Medicine
It’s been a couple years since Sound & Shape‘s last record, Hourglass, but they’re back and better than ever with their new release Bad Actors. It came out this week, so feel free to download it from iTunes and follow along (plus you get a bonus track doing it that way!). The Nashville trio don’t hold anything back on this behemoth of rock music, which is somehow more polished and raw at the same time.
The album starts off sounding like a throw-back to late 90’s alternative before building into a loud joyride for your ear drums. The first couple tracks dig a trench for the sounds to flow through, and it’s easy sailing when you get to “Hemmingway On Broken Hearts,” my choice for the best song in this set. Guitars blaze and drums crash all around, while Ryan Caudle’s voice nestles into your brain. Continue reading “Sound & Shape-Bad Actors”
Sound And Shape are a power trio from Nashville, comprised of Ryan Caudle, Allen Jones, and Gaines Cooper. Previously the band has released a full-length and two EP’s since forming in 2005 (Caudle is a constant, but other band members have been involved at different times). Hourglass is their new record, out now. I’ve had a chance to take a listen over the past few … Continue reading Sound And Shape-Hourglass