THANKS for coming out to PAs last Saturday to see us plow through all the old songs one last time. We will play our first show as Bent Shapes on May 30th at Great Scott w/ Shepherdess and Grass Widow!
In the meantime, feel free to amuse yourself by clicking around at the Best Music Poll. We are nominated for Best Act, Ben is nominated for Best Male Vocalist, and many of our friends are nominated for other awards. Voting ends tomorrow.
See you soon!
It’s TRUE. Bent Shapes will play its first show on May 30th with Shepherdess and Grass Widow at Great Scott. Girlfriends will be playing all the classics at its last show; next Saturday, May 12th, with The BFs, New Highway Hymnal, Banditas, and Mark Sultan at PA’s Lounge.
We’ve got some pretty wiiiiild shows coming up:
April 28th (that’s this Saturday) @ What We Talk About in Allston we’ll be playing in a 30-something-person, no-holds-barred, over-the-top battle royale featuring:
DREAM WARRIOR (punk/metal)
LOLITA BLACK (metal/punk)
BIBLE THUMPER (punk/hardcore)
MANNEQUIN PUSSY (garage/punk)
IF you make it out alive, you can come see us the following weekend on Cinco de Mayo at the Cameo in Brooklyn with:
WILD YAKS (Brooklyn)
RACCOON FIGHTER (Brooklyn)
THE TOOTHACHES (Brooklyn)
A week after that (May 12th), we’re at PAs Lounge in Somerville for the following:
THE BFs (USA)
NEW HIGHWAY HYMNAL (USA)
MARK SULTAN (CANADA)
We’ll have copies of our new, real cheap compact disc collection CULL SHORTS, featuring unreleased track
so COME ON DOWN
We found out yesterday that our band has been nominated for Best Act in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, and that Ben was nominated for Best Male Vocalist. If you feel like voting, click the links in the preceding sentence and you can do so as often and as regularly as you’d like.
A lot of our friends are nominated as well: Quilt, Creaturos, Earthquake Party, Cuffs, Reports, The Needy Visions, Now Denial, Mean Creek, Get Laid, Amanda Dellevigne, and more—click around, go nuts!
We are re-entering the nascent digital age later this month with CULL SHORTS, a COMPACT DISC collecting all our cassette/7” releases since 2009, plus a couple unreleased songs. It’ll be available at our upcoming shows for $5, or you can download it for free off LimeWire drinking a Surge.
Speaking of upcoming shows, you can find us at What We Talk About in Allston with Mannequin Pussy (NYC), Lolita Black (RI), and Dream Warrior on April 28th, and at the Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn with Wild Yaks, Raccoon Fighter, and The Toothaches on Cinco de Mayo.
You can also watch this video of my kitten, Ramona, falling asleep in my hands.
See you soon,
At the David Allen Boucher Shoppe tonight w/ Dollar $lice (shown here), CRINKL3S, + SoftSpot
10 pm! All-Ages! Bring $cratch for the traveling bands, man!
Directions: Go to Allston and take a left
FREE T-SHIRTS. Our friend Brian screenprinted a bunch of thrifted shirts for us awhile ago, and we’re clearing out what’s left of them to make room in the space. If you want one for free (+ shipping, if you don’t mind), e-mail us. You can also pick one up at a show. Just a few sizes/colors/styles left.
ASK A PUNK
jk you can e-mail us for directions
Liz Pelly interviewed the organizers, Amy Klein of Hilly Eye, and Ben. Read it all here.
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