Each time American Idol comes on the air, I fall under the influence of Simon Cowell and pretend to be a star-maker. And so, let me say that The Shape of the Earth – a Cali three-piece with a jangly, indie-rock sound somewhere between Snow Patrol and Spoon – have star written all over them. Well, they’ve got one sure-fire hit, the downloadable-below “Alone In This,” and a bunch of other heart-on-the-sleeve, highly polished tracks on their debut record Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? (I’d also like to thank them for introducing me to the particular talent that is LisaNova, a YouTube phenomenon who featured TSOTE’s music and has somehow eluded my pop-culture radar.) Check ’em out, dawg.
The Shape of the Earth: Alone In This
from the CD Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?
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