Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tour Dates, New Video and Bjork: Micachu & The Shapes

(New Video for "Turn Me Well" above.) After dropping their debut release, Jewellery, Micachu & The Shapes exploded on to the scene playing All Points West, SXSW, the Siren Music Festival and scratching that inch on the back of some eager bloggers. Their highly artistic, instrumental-led rock-pop draws you in with hook melodies, then immediately rescinds with jaunty vocal lines and mismatched rhythms. The combination is a sensory overload of the best kind. Micachu & The Shapes are set to embark on a massive tour with Apple-made-famous band Chairlift. One specific date of note, Le Poisson Rouge on Oct. 3 as part of the Wordless Music Series. In addition, good old Bjork recently had this to say of Micachu: "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?" Bjork then included their music on her recent record-spinning-session for NPR's Playlist. Nice praise for these UK'ers.

See full tour dates after the jump.

Micachu & The Shapes Fall Tour Dates
* w Chairlift

Sep 22 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 24 UW Madison Memorial Terrace Madison, Wisconsin*
Sep 25 Schuba’s Chicago, Illinois* (2 shows) *
Sep 26 Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati, Ohio*
Sep 28 This Ain’t Hollywood Hamilton, Ontario
Sep 29 El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario
Oct 1 Pop Montreal Montreal
Oct 2 Littlefield Brooklyn, New York
Oct 3 Wordless Music Series New York, New York
Oct 7 Nation of Shopkeepers Leeds, Northeast
Oct 8 The Deaf Institute Manchester, Northwest
Oct 9 Captain’s Rest Glasgow, Scotland
Oct 10 Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh, Scotland
Oct 12 Audio Brighton, South
Oct 13 Norwich Arts Centre Norwich, East
Oct 14 Fiddlers Bristol, Southwest
Oct 15 The Scala London, London and South East
Oct 16 Airwaves Rekyavik
Oct 18 Paradiso Amsterdam
Oct 19 Hafenklang Hamburg
Oct 20 Roxy/NoD Prague
Oct 21 Elevate Festival Graz, Steiermark
Oct 22 La Casa 139 Milan, Milano
Oct 23 Circolo degli Artisti Rome, Roma
Oct 24 Covo Bologna, Bologna
Oct 25 Club Zukunft Zurich, Zurich
Oct 28 Le Grand Mix Tourconing
Oct 29 Ubu Club Rennes
Oct 30 Rockmotives Vendome
Oct 31 Novosonic Fest Dijon
Nov 1 Maroquinerie Paris
Nov 18 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Barcelona
Nov 19 Moby Dick Madrid, Madrid
Nov 20 Plano B Porto, Porto
Nov 21 ZDB Lisbon, Lisboa