Thursday, February 17, 2005

we like it wild

Conceived and birthed in the span of 2 weeks, Tum is the younger sister to The Impossible Shapes forthcoming, Horus. Where the Shapes proper new LP, Horus, nods back to John Cale & Brian Eno's better days, Tum revels in the homespun mysticism of its four creators. A four-track patchwork stitched together in the back garage, Tum picks along with banjos, churns with over-driven cellos, rocks the CCR and sings the angel's song to Florida. We're not really sure what it is here, but - like their last St. Ives album "The Current" - this limited (to 300 hand-numbered copies), hand-made LP is sure to go out of print quickly and become a lost Shapes classic.

In honor of the Shapes remaining tour (see dates below) we offer it, to you, for free for the next 6 weeks (from Secretly Canadian's website) - to be taken down at the close of their outing with Jens Lekman. So, go ahead and click below to download the album in its entirety. Grab it now so you won't have to go through all the work of digitizing your vinyl later.


02/18 Houston, TX - Mary Jane's Fat Cat
02/19 Austin, TX - KOOP in-studio (1pm)
02/19 Austin, TX - Emo's w/Black Lipstick
02/20 Denton, TX - Hailey's
02/22 Tucson, AZ - Plush
03/01 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
03/04 Bloomington, IN - 2nd Story
03/05 Chicago, IL - Schubas

The Impossible Shapes - Tum LP (zip file)


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