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New Track: MS MR – “Fantasy”


NYC-based, indie-pop duo MS MR has announced that their debut album, Second Hand Rapture, will be released May 14th in the U.S. on Columbia Records. Lizzy Plapinger (MS) and Max Hershenow (MR) began their musical collaboration in December of 2010, recording in secrecy, at Hershenow’s home studio in Brooklyn, NY over the course of 2011.   Produced by Hershenow, with additional production and mix by Tom Elmhirst, Second Hand Rapture is comprised of 12 tracks and includes the band’s debut single “Hurricane.”

In May of 2012 MS MR mysteriously released the eye-catching video for their single “Hurricane” (I posted it here) which was named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork and has since skyrocketed to over 1 million views.  Noteworthy media outlets across the world were instantly captivated by the then unknown act’s compelling blend of nostalgic, atmospheric pop.  “Hurricane” was the first of three additional tracks (“Bones,” “Dark Doo Wop,” and “Ash Tree Lane”, exclusive remixes by Twin Shadow, Tom Vek, Chet Faker and Charli XCX and music videos) released off of the band’s critically acclaimed debut EP Candy Bar Creep Show.  Debuted via a unique widget on MS MR’s Tumblr, the duo received praise for their unconventional EP to which The Guardian noted, “prepare to be blown away” and the Wall Street Journal raved, “a very promising debut.”

Having toured with Marina and the Diamonds and Grouplove last year, the band will make their debut this year at SXSW, perform at NYC’s Governor’s Ball and plan to tour through the release of their new album this summer.

Stream: MS MR – “Fantasy”

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MS MR Touring with Marina & The Diamonds AND GROUPLOVE

Today, the mysterious Brooklyn-based MS MR will reveal a few not before released tracks LIVE during their KEXP Radio Session at New York’s Cutting Studios.People can tune in on 90.3 FM in Seattle and listen worldwide starting 12 noon EST / 9am PST LIVE via http://www.KEXP.org.  Beside their single “Hurricane”, they’ll play a selection of songs that have been played live on tour.  The duo have created quite a stir online with their first single, “Hurricane,” a dark glitch pop track with equally hauntingly beautiful vocals. Head over to MS MR’s tumblr to get your fill of 90s influenced visuals. MS MR revealed their identities in a live performance of their debut single “Hurricane” at Electric Lady Studios for Yours Truly HERE.

MS MR, playing as a 4-piece live band, are continuing for their tour supporting Marina & The Diamondsand will head out with GROUPLOVE later in October / November and they’ll make their first trip to Europe in September.

MS MR tour dates:
* w/ Marina & The Diamonds

8/14 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club*
8/16 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
8/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*
8/18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
9/12- London, UK @ Birthdays
9/15 – Leffinge, Belgium @ Leffinge Leuren
9/17 – Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
9/19 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
9/20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
9/22 – Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Independent Night
10/14 – New Orleans, LA @ HOB **
10/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade **
10/17 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater **
10/18-22 @ CMJ Festival
10/23 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery **
10/24 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVA **
10/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar **
10/27 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall **
10/29 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club **
10/30 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club **
11/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory **
11/02 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 **
11/03 – Boston, MA  @ Royale **

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Video: MS MR – “Hurricane”

“Beating Lana Del Rey’s record for “1990s influenced Tumblr photos per minute” with the video for their debut single “Hurricane”” – Pitchfork
“…feels big, the vibe feels grand – the pop-allure is definitely present.” – Disco Naivete
MS MR has revealed their new video for single “Hurricane,” and it begs to be heard! The New York band will officially release the 7″ in July via IAMSOUND Records. I posted a little while back about them and how they’re going on tour with Marina and the Diamonds.
Get a free download of “Hurricane” from the band’s website in exchange for an email address here.


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Brand New: MS MR – “Hurricane”

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MS MR has made their first single “Hurricane” available for download. New York’s MS MR are going on tour with Marina & The Diamonds in July/August through America, plus play on June 1st @ Glasslands in Brooklyn.

“…feels big, the vibe feels grand – pop allureDisco Naïveté

Tour Dates MS MR: * w/ Marina & The Diamonds

  •  6/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery
  • 7/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*
  • 7/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
  • 7/13 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre*
  • 7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*
  • 7/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
  • 7/18 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall*
  • 7/21 – Chicago, IL @ Park West*
  • 8/14 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club*
  • 8/16 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
  • 8/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*

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