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Micachu & the Shapes

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Barboza (map) Capitol Hill
Fri., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. 2015 21+

$12

It isn't often that pop instincts and experimental techniques converge in the same band, but London trio Micachu & the Shapes embrace an instinctual approach to music-making. For Good Sad Happy Bad, their third full-length, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mica Levi, drummer/percussionist Marc Pell, and keyboard player Raisa Khan relied on improvisation to the extent that the lyrics emerged while they were recording. As with their previous albums, including Chopped & Screwed with the London Sinfonietta, it’s catchy stuff teeming with woozy vocals and clattering rhythms (the classically-trained Levi also composed the score for Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi mind-fuck, Under the Skin). If the threesome sound more like themselves than anyone else, their aversion to convention aligns them with fellow freethinkers, like Swell Maps and tUnE-yArDs. KATHY FENNESSY

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Barboza

925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
206-709-9467
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