Today we inaugurate a new feature at :: clicky clicky :: music blog called Show Us Yours, in which musical heroes of the day share with us a bit about where they do what they do. Which is to say, we wanted to have a look at where our favorite bands put in the hours slugging it out, trying to find the sound like KISS, thinking that might be a neato way to gain some insight into an aspect of a band's existence that is typically not on public display. We're thrilled to commence the feature -- which we hope to eventually run weekly -- with Canadian quartet Shapes And Sizes, whose forthcoming self-titled debut on Asthmatic Kitty we recently reviewed right here. So anyway, we put the hard questions to singer and bassist Nathan Gage about where the band does its thing, and here is what we learned:
1. Why did you choose this space?
It's actually Caila and Nathan's living room. So I guess we're using it because we don't have to pay for it. But it's pretty nice too.
2. How has an idiosyncracy or quirk of this space affected a song or even your overall sound?
We've actually just relocated to Vancouver, so we're brand new to this space. I'm sure that we will discover its idiosyncracies, but not yet. Our old space in Victoria was also Nathan and Caila's living room.
3. You walk into your space. What's the first thing you smell?
It doesn't smell so bad. If someone's cooking in the kitchen, you'll smell that.
4. The Cure's Boys Don't Cry or Disintegration?
Boys Don't Cry.
5. What do the next six months look like for your band?
Our record's being released on Asthmatic Kitty records on July 11th. We have a couple of week-long tours down the West Coast, and a month long tour of the US and Canada from mid-September to mid-October.