Cute Band Alert!
Shapes Have Fangs are the MOST.
By Audra Schroeder,
3:44PM, Thu. Mar. 27, 2008
Shapes Have Fangs formed in 2006, but the four members - rhythm guitarist/vocalist Dustin Coffey, drummer Evan McGlothlin, lead guitarist/keyboardist Skyler McGlothlin, and bassist Josh Wills - all grew up in the small East Texas town of Gun Barrel City. And though a few members have genre-spanning side projects, SHF lands sure-footed on the right side of Uncle Phil's Wall of Sound.
"We're all big fans of 1960s music," explains Coffey. "It was probably the music we all remember hearing first. My dad was a roadie for Led Zeppelin and Wings. He introduced me to bands like the Kinks, the Zombies. So a lot of that wore off on me and I think people hear it."
Using vintage recording equipment for two upcoming seven-inches, one on local label Business Deal Records and one self-released, the group shook off lazy-blogger comparisons (the Shins) with pure, sweet pop knockouts like "Nobody's There" and "Crying Eyes."
Get a whiff tomorrow night when Shapes Have Fangs and sonic twins the Ugly Beats open for NYC's garage rock purveyors the Fleshtones at Mohawk. 10pm.