Micachu and The Shapes announce Good Sad Happy Bad, share “Oh Baby” — listen

Under the Skin composer Mica Levi returns to her brazen outfit


    After wrenching our nerves last year with Jonathan Glazer’s terrifying Under the Skin, 2014’s Composer of the Year Mica Levi returns to her experimental pop outfit, Micachu and The Shapes. The trio, rounded out by drummer Marc Pell and keyboardist Raisa Khan, has come together again to release their first studio album in three years, Good Sad Happy Bad, due out September 11th via Rough Trade.

    The album came to fruition after the three friends started rehearsing in an East London studio and lost themselves in an hours-long jam. Without telling anyone, Pell recorded the session on an Edirol field recorder, and the two were so overwhelmed by the music that the collage of sounds essentially became the first echoes of the new album. As Levi contends, “For me it’s the most free we have been.”

    For a short medication of what’s to come, they’ve offered up new track, “Oh Baby”. The three-and-a-half minute song’s a hollowed out soul lounging around with a cup of Joe on a fall day. And if this is what’s to come, we’re in for a solid album for this forthcoming autumn season. Listen below.


    Good Sad Happy Bad Tracklist:
    01. Sad
    02. Relaxing
    03. Dreaming
    04. Sea Air
    05. Thinking It
    06. Crushed
    07. Oh Baby
    08. Waiting
    09. Unity
    10. Peach
    11. LA Poison
    12. Hazes
    13. Suffering

    The band has also announced their first US shows in three years. It’s only a handful, but they promise that a full tour will follow.

    Micachu and the Shapes 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/12 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    09/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
    09/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz