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Most recent release, Remain Calm (as Mica Levi with Oliver Coates, 2016)
Unique, but obvious roots in punk and New Wave
Great songwriting mixed with experimental noises and evocative sounds. Really marvellous stuff for those who like their music edgy and odd. This is catnip to me. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
2009—Rough Trade (U.K.)—RTRADCD500
Mica Levi—electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
The Shapes (Marc Pell & Raisa Khan)—(1, 2 7,10, 11, 13)
Mica Levi and Matthew "Lemons" Herbert
The album is experimental and some full of odd noises, but instead of being Difficult Listening Hour this comes out somewhat mischievous and a little seriously playful. Definitely has both intellectual and emotional energy. They made quite a splash in Britain and should have received a similar reception in North America, but haven't yet. If you like edgy music at all, give this a try. Highly recommended, and one of my favourite albums of the year. (Neile)
2012—Rough Trade (U.K.)—RTRADCD 642
Micachu and The Shapes
Wesley Gonzalez—vocals (13)
This is a head trip and loads of fun, though not quite as catchy to me as their first. Neile)
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