First Transmission: Shapes In Calgary, U Do.

Shapes In Calgary, whose sounds are counterintuitively structured in Brooklyn, construct the kind of searching, engrossing songs which command immediate attention. And, although they’ve already been doing so for several years, their latest – entitled U Do – may be their most accomplished to date, tapping into that same relentless sense of yearning as Land of Talk, Sharon Van Etten, and Wye Oak. High compliments made in the lowly form of indolent comparisons maybe, but the more that’s said of Alyssa Ciorciari’s exemplary vocal capabilities, the better; and as she continually concedes: “You know me better than I do you,” amidst luxuriant, multi-layered backing vox, a most unmistakably human connection is made.

Shapes In Calgary’s SoundCloud.