Don’t let the name fool you — Shapes of Future Frames are a band whose time is now, and interest should only grow after they throw their release party at the Tin Can Ale House on Saturday, July 10th. For your chance to win a copy of the new record, keep reading.
The release being celebrated is the band’s debut seven-inch, which consists of two songs: “Gallows” on the A-side, and “Owls” on the B. The tracks were recorded earlier this year at Thin Man drummer Chris Grundy’s House of Plenty recording studio and mastered by Jordan Andreen. Each copy of the limited edition record will be made from unique, mixed color vinyl and individually numbered. Because the Earth has a shape — round, FYI — and needs a future, the eco-friendly packaging for the record is printed on recycled paper stock.
Combining glam-rock vocals with guitar pedal wizardry, the Brian Eno-inspired group sounds like a sci-fi jam session beamed in from another dimension. Their buzz has been steadily growing, thanks to a recent wave of local interest. They were named a San Diego Band on the Brink by 944 Magazine, and they’ve also been interviewed by various other prestigious websites.
Two supporting bands will be on hand Saturday night to help Shapes of Future Frames celebrate their initiation into manhood. The spell check-adverse Whqles (pronounced “Whales”) will get the evening off to an ethereal start, and the Google-proof New Mexico — who until recently played under the more distinctive Apes of Wrath name — will warm up the crowd with their explosive anthems.
The first fifteen people in the door will be treated to a free copy of Shapes of Future Frames’ seven-inch, so be sure to show up early if you’re the thrifty type. Latecomers can still get their grubby hands on the record for a measly five dollars, or just win it from us, like so:
We at Owl and Bear are proud to have 3 copies of their record to give away. For your chance to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address. The winners will be selected at random on August 1.