Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Sound&Shape. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked their musical vision.
The sound of this band immediately convinced me.
A compositional style that takes its cue from the past, especially from the 90s in my opinion but which manages to be modern at the same time.
The sound proposed by Sound & Shape is an epic, refined, and intense rock that manages to stir strong emotions in the listener.
It feels like these guys sweated a lot on their instruments and spent a lot of time in the rehearsal room to achieve this enviable musical chemistry.
Their Disaster Medicine album is fantastic, honestly, I found no flaws, and all the songs are solid and follow a coherent thread. The execution, performance, interpretation, and recording are masterful.
A very talented band that deserves to be known all over the world, they play sincere and direct rock with no strings attached.
Disaster Medicine is Sound&Shape’s Album Out Now!
Refined and Intense!
At a time when subgenres threaten to overwhelm, Sound&Shape make pure, unfettered Rock N’ Roll. Exploring every corner of stylistic possibility within that context, S&S’s songs range from the heavy and fierce to the soothing and gentle. Frontman/songwriter Ryan Caudle’s voice can easily lull you into a false sense of security, only to have his guitars come crashing in alongside drummer Ben Proctor’s herd-of-stampeding-rhinos drumming and bassist Pat Lowry’s soul rumbling low end.
Over the course of several self-released records and relentless national touring, Sound&Shape have honed a sound both familiar and forward thinking. With enough hallmarks of the rock n’ roll history book in which they are descendants of, they honor their heroes alongside a healthy dose of eyes-to-the-future originality. Currently, Sound&Shape has amassed a mountain of new material which they look forward to bringing to the masses for many years to come.
Always striving to expand as much as possible in all directions, the band’s new album, Disaster Medicine, melds the infectious melodies of their previous work with simultaneously the heaviest and most layered, atmospheric work of their discography. Nestled in the heavy riffing and huge choruses lie some of the most personal and heartfelt lyrics of Sound&Shape’s career, supported this time not only by the core instrumentation of guitar, bass and drums, but for the first time by synths and more carefully orchestrated backing vocals.
Sound&Shape has performed at Midpoint Music Fest in Cincinnati, oh (attendance approx. 30,000) as well as shared stages in support of notable bands such as Sparta, King’s X, Fishbone, Crobot, John 5, The Spill Canvas, Tremonti, Jeremy Enigk as well as many tours on their own.