The Impossible Shapes

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The Impossible Shapes
OriginIndianapolis/Bloomington, IN
Genresindie, psychedelic, rock, folk
Years active1998 (1998)-2009
LabelsSecretly Canadian, Recordhead, Mr. Whiggs
Associated actsJohn Wilkes Booze, Normanoak, The Horns of Happiness, Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co. The Coke Dares
Past membersChris Barth, Aaron Deer, Mark Rice, Jason Groth, Peter King

The Impossible Shapes are an independent rock band from Bloomington, Indiana.[1] Since forming in 1998, the band has released eight albums in North America and Europe, sharing the stage with acts such as Wilco,[2] Guided By Voices, Interpol, Danielson Famile,[3] and Jens Lekman,[4] among others, while garnering acclaim in publications such as Spin, Magnet, and Skyscraper magazines.

The band decided to retire in July 2009. Members have included Chris Barth, Aaron Deer, Mark Rice, Jason Groth, and Peter King. Members of the Impossible Shapes have also played in: Normanoak, The Horns of Happiness, Black Cow, John Wilkes Booze, Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., and The Coke Dares.


  • The Great Migration (2000)
  • Laughter Fills Our Hollow Dome (2002)
  • The Current (2002)
  • Bless the Headless (2003)
  • We Like it Wild (2003)
  • Horus (2005)
  • Tum (2006)
  • The Impossible Shapes (2008)


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