Listen to new music from Bent Shapes, and help them complete their tour booking (you mooch)

Bent Shapes have given Boston so much aural joy over the years, dating back to the days when they were called Girlfriends. But wicked sharp jangly garage-pop and devastatingly poignant lyricism from Sir Ben Potrykus isn’t enough to book its own tour these days, so the band is asking for help rounding out their upcoming spring jaunt to the West Coast and back. The tour gets a test drive with their Wolves Of Want record release party this Thursday at Great Scott in Allston.

The new album is out Friday via Slumberland Records, and you can stream the whole thing in advance over at Noisey. In the meantime, check out recent single “What We Do Is Public” via Soundcloud (or hear lead track “New Starts In Old Dominion” this afternoon on VanyaRadio, since we play it pretty much every day at this point) and scan their tour itinerary to see where you can chip in and help.

“We’re teaming up with friends old and new along the way, including Shark Toys (Los Angeles) and The Spook School (Edinburgh),” the band writes. “Starred cities are tour stops where we could use some help. Know a good band or venue there? Please get in touch!”

Use it, don’t abuse it, shake it twice and you might lose it: bentshapesss@gmail.com.

Bent Shapes Live Dates + Spring Tour
3/10 Allston, MA @ Great Scott (Wolves of Want album release)
3/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (Wolves of Want album release)
3/19 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
4/1 Albany, NY @ The Low Beat
4/2 Buffalo, NY @ Curly’s (house show)
4/3 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Cafe
4/4 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
4/5 Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
4/6 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
4/7 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
4/8 Minneapolis, MN @ Memory Lanes
4/9 Madison, WI @ Williamson Magnetic Recording
4/10 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
4/11 Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
4/12 Denver, CO @ TBA
4/13 Salt Lake City, UT *
4/14 Boise, ID @ TBA w/ Colleen Green!
4/15 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge w/ Shark Toys
4/16 Olympia, WA *
4/17 Portland, OR @ Twilight Lounge w/ Shark Toys
4/18 Sacramento, CA @ Third Space w/ Shark Toys
4/19 Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4-Go w/ Shark Toys
4/20 San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout w/ Shark Toys
4/21 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA w/ Shark Toys
4/22 San Diego, CA @ TBA w/ Shark Toys
4/23 Phoenix, AZ @ TBA w/ Shark Toys
4/24 El Paso, TX @ Bowie Feathers w/ Doc Brown & the 1.21 Jiggawatts
4/25 Marfa, TX *
4/26 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
4/27 Houston, TX *
4/28 New Orleans, LA *
4/29 Oxford, MS *
4/30 Nashville, TN *
5/1 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern
5/2 Knoxville, TN *
5/3 Atlanta, GA @ TBA
5/4 St. Augustine, FL *
5/5 Miami, FL *
5/6 Gainesville, FL @ TBA
5/7 Jacksonville, FL *
5/8 Durham, NC *
5/9 Richmond, VA w/ The Spook School *
5/10 Washington DC w/ The Spook School
5/11 Baltimore, MD w/ The Spook School
5/12 Philadelphia, PA w/ The Spook School
5/13 New York, NY w/ The Spook School
5/14 Boston, MA w/ The Spook School