Nov 30, 2009

I love The Fall. I love Wire. And I love The Popular Shapes. When I see The Popular Shapes live, I scream with delight and they have motivated me to leave the house more times than I would want to count. I secretly question the taste of my friends who don’t like them. Bikini Style captures the live excitement and adds to it, creating a record that might even make some non-fans into converts. I know that people will say it’s No Wave or Art Rock, and The Popular Shapes might take from those genres, but the results are like tossing it into a concrete mixer and getting pure magic. Highly recommended.

 –josh (On/On Switch)