Bent Shapes

Bent Shapes Break Up

Ben Potrykus and Andy Sadoway started making music together in Boston back in 2009 under the name Girlfriends, and by the time they got around…
James Rettig | September 19, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Bent Shapes – “New Starts In Old Dominion” Video

Bent Shapes' very good sophomore album, Wolves Of Want, came out earlier this month, and now they're sharing a video for lead single "New Starts
James Rettig | March 31, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Stream Bent Shapes Wolves Of Want

Bent Shapes make cloyingly urgent buttoned-up indie pop with an ideologically punk and socially conscious bent. On Wolves Of Want, the Boston band's sophomore album,…
James Rettig | March 7, 2016 - 1:56 pm

Bent Shapes – “What We Do Is Public”

Inspired by the reclusive punk ideals that the Germs sang about on "What We Do Is Secret" Bent Shapes' new single presents a modern, but…
Michelle Laggan | February 17, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Bent Shapes – “Realization Hits”

"We are social climbers, dead to rights, but with a crippling fear of heights," opens Ben Potrykus on "Realization Hits," the second single following "New
James Rettig | February 3, 2016 - 10:37 am

Bent Shapes – “New Starts In Old Dominion” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bent Shapes came onto the scene with their jangly, charming 2013 debut Feels Weird after several years of existing under the name Girlfriends, with Ben…
James Rettig | January 11, 2016 - 12:06 pm

CMJ: Girlpool, Jawbreaker Reunion, Amanda X, Bent Shapes, & More @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn 10/24/14

If I didn't know any better, I'd say that the lineup for the Miscreant & Father/Daughter CMJ showcase was tailor-made for me. Pretty much every…
James Rettig | October 26, 2014 - 3:37 pm

CMJ 2013 Photos: Mutual Benefit, Bent Shapes @ Muchmore’s, Brooklyn 10/16/13

With so many great up-and-coming acts vying for your attention during CMJ, it's tough to know what to attend. But the folks at Father/Daughter Records…
Stereogum | October 18, 2013 - 10:47 am

Bent Shapes – “Big Machines”

The Boston jangle-pop trio Bent Shapes make catchy songs, but their hooks don't obscure the jittery anxiety at their center. We posted their single "Behead
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Bent Shapes – “Behead Yrself, Pt. 2″

The debut full-length by Boston indie pop trio Bent Shapes is finally out this summer. The group started playing in 2009 under the name Girlfriends,…
Liz Pelly | May 28, 2013 - 4:58 pm