The New York-based quintet of Walking Shapes, which consists of Nathaniel Hoho (vocals, guitar), Jesse Kotansky (guitar, violin and vocals), Jake Generall (keys, vocals), Dan Krysa (bass, vocals) and Christopher Heinz (drums) has received quite a bit of love and attention from several notable blogs across town including the likes of the Deli NYC, Earmilk and others for a sound that’s been compared to Radiohead and Alt J by some. Of course, that’s arguable, and what we do as critics is a very subjective thing (even when there are occasions when it seems as though it should be objective).
But this much is true, their sound has an art rock, angular sheen with forceful guitars but underneath it there’s a very subtle sense of sleaze and danger just underneath the surface – and it does so in a seductive fashion, as you’ll hear on the band’s latest single “Woah Tiger.” This single also should give you quite a taste of the sound you’ll hear on the band’s forthcoming effort, Take Come On, which is slated for an April 8 release through No Shame Records. Interestingly, the album is reportedly an eclectic ode to New York, one of the most eclectic places in the entire world. Certainly, as i’ve listened to the song I can picture myself rushing off to a dive bar like the Library, Sophie’s or even Clem’s – or being in a bar while listening to the song.
The official video was shot on 8mm film and has the band roaming about locations across South Williamsburg and the Lower East Side, including some footage shot at their residency at Baby’s All Right – the first residency at the venue, which has become one of Brooklyn’s hottest new venues; outside the No Shame Records office; the Williamsburg Bridge; the Hewes Street J,M,Z station; and more.