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07.27.2010

Mini-Documentary on Micachu and the Shapes

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One of the UK’s most talented young musicians Mica Levi, of Micachu and the Shapes, was profiled in a recent documentary presented by 4Play. The mini-doc highlights the band’s recent collaboration with the London Sinfionetta and features Mica discussing new music and her process.

Embedding has been disabled (People still do this?), but you can watch it on YouTube.

More Micachu posts on The Walrus, after the jump…

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09.09.2009

New Video: Micachu and the Shapes – “Turn Me Well”

Here’s a purty new Micachu video that features the electronic girl-wonder, aka Mica Levy multiplied against passing trees and foliage. Micachu and the Shapes are easily the best new artists of the year, but hey don’t just take my word for it, here’s what Bjork had to say about her…

“I saw her in London, in June, a year ago and I was really excited about her. I thought it was that sort of ‘do it yourself’ approach, with all these little guitars and her attitude was really fresh… think it’s really, really fun. (She)is a bit of a prankster really, isn’t she?”

Ain’t it the truth? If you don’t already own Micachu and the Shapes’ new record Jewellery, get it now.



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08.03.2009

MP3: Fool’s Gold – “Surprise Hotel” (Micachu & The Shapes Remix)

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My favorite thing about Micachu and the Shapes‘ has to be their rhythms and this new remix of the tropical “Surprise Hotel” (link to original version) has a glitchy, stomping beat that instantly makes my head nod.

{MP3} Fool’s Gold – “Surprise Hotel” (Micachu & The Shapes Remix)

“Surprise Hotel” is Fool’s Gold’s (Foreign Born/Glasser) first single from the upcoming s/t album on IAMSOUND.



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07.23.2009

Favorite Records of 2009 So Far…

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It’s a little passed the halfway point of the year and since I will not be posting again until next Tuesday or Wednesday, (heading to LA for a little vacation) I thought this might be a cool post to leave you with. In no particular order, favorites thus far:

Micachu and the Shapes – Jewellery
{MP3} “Golden Phone” | Buy it

Stegosaurus Trap – Miniature Maze
{MP3} “Rue Trails” | FREE album download

Sun Airway – Oh, Naoko EP
{MP3} “Oh, Naoko” | FREE EP download

Various Artists – Not Given Lightly – A Tribute To the Giant Golden Book Of New Zealand`s Alternative Music Scene
{Stream} Various Songs | Buy it

Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
{Video} “My Girls” | Buy it

Metric – Fantasies
{MP3} “Help, I’m Alive” | Buy it

Woods – Songs of Shame
{MP3} “To Clean” | Buy it

Bat For Lashes – Two Suns
{Video} “Daniel” | Buy it

Bishop Allen – Grrr…
{MP3} “The Ancient Commonsense of Things” | Buy it

Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue
{Stream} Various Songs | Buy it



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06.02.2009

Video: Micachu and The Shapes – “Golden Phone”


As I pointed out in a previous post, I am loving Micachu and the Shapes lately. Check out this new video for the Hot Chip-y “Golden Phone”. My guess is that you’ll be hearing much more about this band in the coming months.

(via MOKB)

Micachu’s new album Jewellery is out now on Rough Trade.



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05.26.2009

Hi-Rec MP3: Micachu and the Shapes – “Just in Case”


I am quickly becoming obsessed with the new Micachu and the Shapes album Jewellery.

Micachu aka Mica Levi is a London based musician, and former protege of Mathew Herbert, who creates experimental pop music consisting of her self-made instruments, household objects and a variety of influences ranging from grime to folk to electronic. Think of it as Hot Chip meets Elephant 6. Great stuff!

{MP3} Micachu and the Shapes – “Just in Case”

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Jewellery is available now from Rough Trade. Get it!



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