In our newest issue—available on paper or magic PDF paper—we chose Micachu & The Shapes to represent cover icon David Byrne's tendency to be in the thick of things yet totally out of it. Cool, yet not cool. Micachu is right in the middle of the UK pop scene but is nowhere near anyone else, as you can hear on this cover of Toddla T's "Backchatter" with Miss Bienek. Micachu will be playing Vice's gigantic UK festival Stag & Dagger this Thursday at the London venue, and subsequent days will host every other band we've liked over the last year or so. So, go buckwild on free songs from a few of our favorites from the lineup and pick up Stag & Dagger tickets here.
Download: Micachu & The Shapes, "Backchatter"
Download: Abe Vigoda, "Don't Lie"
Download: White Denim, "Mirrored and Reversed"
Download: Wild Beasts, "The Devil's Crayon (Acoustic Version)"
Download: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, "Buriedfed"
Download: Black Lips, "I'll Be With You"
Download: Mika Miko, "I Got A Lot"