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Editor’s Pick #79: Weird New Band… by tjwell01
March 3, 2009, 7:43 pm
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I just received a random album from Matador Records, called “Jewellry” by Micachu and The Shapes, which is set to release on April 7th. Calling this band weird just doesn’t cut it. As an album, these guys are trying wayyyyy too hard to be innovative and fresh. It’s experimental-overdrive….so the album pretty much sucks.

The song “Lips,” however, is pretty damn catchy. I was scratching my head at first, but twelve listens later, I actually jig to this song. Maybe it’s the singer’s awful Jew-fro mohawk, maybe it’s because Micachu rhymes with Picachu, or maybe it’s because this band actually has something. I don’t know, but I could be right.

“Lips” would be even better if it wasn’t so god-damn short. These guys need more discipline and need to work on the songs that sound “okay” and make them better.

I don’t like one-hit wonder bands, but something tells me if these guys they keep their songs simple enough like “Lips,” they could become something.

—-Jett Wells, Co-Reviews Editor


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i think they’re great! nOT ENOUGH weirdos out there.

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