Never is the second studio album by Micachu and the Shapes. It was released through Rough Trade Records on 23 July 2012. Micachu and the Shapes – performance. Wesley Gonzalez – vocals (on "Nothing"). Dilip Harris – recording, mixing.
On a purely aesthetic level, Micachu and the Shapes could stand among this generation's most lauded arty pop purveyors. But with this, their second album proper (following last year's one-off collaboration with the London Sinfonietta, Chopped and Screwed), the band has doubled down on something genuinely different, defiantly cold, and intentionally withholding. These qualities were certainly present on the band's 2009 debut, Jewellery, but they were tempered by much more discernibly "pop" moments. In keeping with the album's title, Never is uncompromising and direct. While both of Micachu's albums feel like the work of impossibly cool, perpetually unimpressed British art students, this attitude is the brilliant, bloodless core of Never. The whiffs of boredom and casual disdain that passed through Jewellery no longer read as a crack at style.
Micachu And The Shapes – 'Never'. Never’ is a more traditional record for Levi and her band. They’ve even taken to using standard verse-chorus-verse song structures
Written-By, Performer, Mixed By – Micachu. Rough Trade Records 66 Golborne Road, London, W10 5PS, . 304 Hudson Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10013, .
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An interview with Rough Trade trio Micachu and the Shapes ahead of their "warts and all" third album, Good Sad Happy Ba. The next album, 2012’s underrated Never, was a slight return to the scrappy, loop-and-paste world of Jewellery with a darker edge, but Good Sad Happy Bad, out on September 11 through Rough Trade, is a different beast: a defiantly open-ended, unvarnished project that lays bare the band’s unique creative chemistry.
Micachu & the Shapes – Never. on July 23, 2012, 7:59am. Those worried that Levi’s time around the philharmonic would take away the rough edges need look no further than album opener Easy, where woodsy guitars stumble around, followed by what sounds like a silverware drawer being dumped onto the ground and a vacuum losing power. The sub-two-minute track works like a woozy punk jam, simple chords and repetitive lyrics charging the album.
Album · 2012 · 14 Songs. Easy opens with what sounds like a tornado of broken bedsprings, with Micachu’s clear voice as the eye of the storm. Never Micachu & The Shapes.
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