Micachu & The Shapes @ Siren Fest 09 (more by Chris La Putt)

Icelandic singer Bjork chats with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about some of her favorite artists and spins an eclectic mix of music. Hear selections from Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, the post punk duo Eyeless in Gaza, fellow Icelandic singer Olof Arnalds, The Pokrovsky Ensemble and the wildly eccentric, London-based rock group Micachu and the Shapes.
[NPR, June 2009]

The Micachu song Bjork picked for that session was "Golden Phone," the video for which is posted below.

Now, Micachu & The Shapes are back in North America for a set of dates including two NYC shows coming up very soon. At the first gig on Friday, October 2nd, they'll be playing at Brooklyn's Littlefield with Julianna Barwick and Mon Khmer. Tickets are on sale.

The second gig, an October 3rd Wordless Music show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, will feature ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) who will be "performing string quartets written by Micachu (aka Mica Levi) and Jefferson Friedman. Tickets are on sale.

ACME plays another show the next week at Galapagos Art Space where they tackle the music of John Cage, Andrew Hamilton, Frederic Rzewski and Louis Andriessen. Tickets are on sale..

Before Micachu & The Shapes get to NY, they stop in Montreal where they will play a Pop Montreal showcase co-presented by BrooklynVegan (me/us). Also on that October 1st bill is Clues and Slim Twig. Check out the poster below.

All Micachu & The Shapes tour dates are below, with their "Golden Phone" video, a "special acoustic session in front of Tempelhof Airport in Berlin in August 2009" and a clip of Jefferson Friedman's "String Quartet No. 3," which ACME will be playing on the 3rd. Check them out...

Pop Montreal

Micachu & The Shapes - "Golden Phone"

Micachu and The Shapes - Guts / THEY SHOOT MUSIC

Micachu and The Shapes - Hardcore / THEY SHOOT MUSIC

Introducing Micachu & The Shapes

Jefferson Friedman's String Quartet No. 3 Chiara Quartet

Michachu & The Shapes - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 28 This Ain't Hollywood Hamilton, Ontario
Sep 29 El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario
Oct 01 Pop Montreal Montreal
Oct 02 Littlefield Brooklyn, New York
Oct 03 Wordless Music Series New York, New York
Oct 07 Nation of Shopkeepers Leeds, Northeast
Oct 08 The Deaf Institute Manchester, Northwest
Oct 09 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 01 Maroquinerie Paris
Nov 18 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Barcelona
Nov 19 Moby Dick Madrid, Madrid
Nov 20 Plano B Porto, Porto
Nov 21 ZDB Lisbon, Lisboa

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