by Andrew Frisicano

Micachu & The Shapes @ Pop Montreal 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Micachu & The Shapes

Micachu & The Shapes are touring with Spoon and Deerhunter this April. Before that, they'll be doing a Tuesday, March 30th show at NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge with Tanlines. Tickets are on sale.

In addition to being at SXSW and MtyMx, Tanlines is playing a release party for its Settings EP (out March 9th on True Panther Sounds) on March 5th at Monster Island Basement. Also on the bill are Lemonade, Janka Nabay and Blondes. (It's not just a release party for Tanlines, you can get entry and 3 new 12"s from Tanlines, Lemonade and Janka Nabay for $25.)

Raisa Khan of Micachu & The Shapes sat in on keys and vocals with her friends UK band Laurel Collective at Hindenburg Mile High Club in London on Saturday, February 6th. The show was part of the band's monthly residency at the spot. Laurel Collective's debut album (actually a mini-album), Feel Good Hits Of A Nuclear Winter, came out in 2008 on Domino. Their more recent material (including a free cover of Micachu's "Golden Phone") is available online. They live up to the collective part of their name with a youthful group feel similar to Los Campesinos or Nana Grizol. Laurel Collective will be at SXSW this year for shows throughout the festival. Videos of their show with Raisa, tour dates and more are below...

Laurel Collective and Raisa Khan (Micachu) play Vuitton Blues@Hindenburg Mile High Club

Micachu - turn me well @ Hindenburg Mile High Club

Laurel Collective play Billion Planets @ Hindenburg Mile High Club

Laurel Collective play Vuitton blues @ BBC 6 Music session with Tom Robinson

Micachu - 2010 Tour Dates
Sat 03/06/10 De La Warr Pavilion Brighton, UK
Tue 03/30/10 LPR New York NY ^
Thu 04/01/10 Aragon Ballroom Chicago IL *
Fri 04/02/10 First Avenue Minneapolis MN *
Sat 04/03/10 First Avenue Minneapolis MN *
Mon 04/05/10 Ogden Theater Denver CO *
Tue 04/06/10 Ogden Theater Denver CO *
Wed 04/07/10 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT *
Fri 04/09/10 Moore Theatre Seattle WA *
Sat 04/10/10 Moore Theatre Seattle WA *
Sun 04/11/10 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver BC *
Mon 04/12/10 Berbatis Pan Portland OR #
Tue 04/13/10 Fox Theater Oakland CA *
Sat 04/17/10 Getty Center / Getty Museum Los Angeles CA
^ w/ Tanlines
* w/ Spoon, Deerhunter
# w/ Deerhunter

Tanlines - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 05 Monster Island Basement - EP RELEASE PARTY Brooklyn, New York
Mar 06 The Warehouse Hartford, Connecticut !
Mar 18 sxsw Austin, Texas
Mar 19 sxsw Austin, Texas
Mar 20 sxsw Austin, Texas
Mar 21 MTYMX FESTIVAL Monterrey, Nuevo León
Mar 30 Le Posson Rouge - Early Show New York, New York @
! w/ Washed Out + Small Black
@ w/ Micachu

Laurel Collective - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 25 Bears and Bungalows W/NYPC and The Invisible Sheffield
Feb 27 Roy's House Party (charity event) Midlands
Mar 03 Cyprus Avenue Cork
Mar 04 Upstairs at Roisin Dubh Galway
Mar 05 Academy (Phantom First Fridays) Dublin
Mar 06 Hindenburg Mile High Club@The Stags Head W/Eugene McGuinness London - Dalston
Mar 06 New Moon Showcase @ Spring & Airbrake Belfast
Mar 12 Warehouse Party email for details
Mar 13 C.A.M.P London
Mar 14 The Social (Acoustic set) London - Fitzrovia
Mar 17 SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 18 Friends Bar, SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 19 SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 20 Domino Publishing Party @ French Legation, SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 21 SXSW Austin, Texas
May 01 Hindenburg Mile High Club @ the Stags Head London - Dalston
Jun 05 Hindenburg Mile High Club @ the Stags Head London - Dalston
Jun 12 Scala London - Kings Cross
Jul 03 Hindenburg Mile High Club @ the Stags Head London - Dalston

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