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Micachu and the Shapes Announce New Name and Album, Share Song: Listen


Before building her film score portfolio, Mica Levi helmed an antic indie-pop group called Micachu & the Shapes. Now, the outfit has returned under a new name. Good Sad Happy Bad, named after the group’s 2015 album, will release Shades—technically their debut album—on October 16 via the French label Textile. Listen to the title track below. 

Since the group’s rechristening, the members’ roles have shifted: Raisa Khan takes lead vocals, Levi plays guitar and occasional vocals, Mark Pell plays percussion, and new member CJ Calderwood joins as a multi-instrumentalist, according to a press release. “Like the band name the songs are either good, sad, happy or bad and sometimes either slow, fast, heavy or light, and sometimes cold, hot, warm or freezing, and sometimes tasty, nasty, bland or spicy,” the band wrote.

Levi recently soundtracked a short film by photographer Nan Goldin, Sirens, dedicated to Donyale Luna, the first Black supermodel. Before that, she collaborated with filmmaker Jonathan Glazer on a short film called Strasbourg 1518,  about a “dancing plague” that swept through the French city in the 16th century.

Read Pitchfork’s rundown of the “50 Best Movie Scores of All Time” and an interview with Mica Levi and Jonathan Glazer.



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