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New Song From MS MR – “Criminals”

photo credit: Charlotte Rutherford

photo credit: Charlotte Rutherford

With just a week remaining until the release of their explosive new album, How Does It Feel, music duo MS MR (Lizzy Plapinger and and Max Hershenow) have unveiled their brand new single, “Criminals.” First shared by Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1 World Record this week, listen to the shimmering and energetic pop anthem below. How Does It Feel, which will be released July 17 via Columbia Records, is available to pre-order today exclusively at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HDIF.

To celebrate the album’s release, MS MR will make a huge splash in Chicago during Lollapalooza weekend later this month. Starting Wednesday, July 29, the band, in partnership with Airbnb, will perform a private in-home concert for one lucky Airbnb host and 20 guests. That same night, Lizzy and Max will also DJ Vevo’s LIFT Live concert at The Vic Theatre; MS MR is currently featured as Vevo’s LIFT artist for the month of July. On Thursday, July 30, MS MR is joined by Columbia labelmates Wet for a sold-out Lollapalooza After Show at Lincoln Hall. And on Friday, July 31, the band takes the stage at Lollapalooza.

Tickets are now on sale for MS MR’s North American/European fall headline tour, which kicks off September 24 and features supporting acts Circa Waves, Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ, Crater, Tigertown and more. Throughout the tour, MS MR will be donating a portion of every ticket sold to an inspiring organization, Third Wave Fund, a national fund that supports and strengthens youth-led gender justice activism.

7/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier – Tix
7/22 – Melbourne, Australia – Russell- Tix
7/24 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour in the Grass Festival – Tix
7/25 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre – Tix
7/29 – Chicago, IL – Vevo’s Lift Live – SOLD OUT
7/30 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza – Aftershow at Lincoln Hall (w/ Wet) – Tix
7/31 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza – Tix
8/2 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga – Tix
8/7 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field – Tix
9/8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset – Tix
9/9 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand – Tix
9/10 – Oslo, Norway, Parkteatret – Tix
9/12 – Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza – Tix
9/24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/ Circa Waves, Crater) – Tix
9/25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (w/ Circa Waves, Crater) – Tix
9/27 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (w/ Circa Waves, Crater) – Tix
9/28 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery Ballroom (w/ Circa Waves, Crater) – Tix
9/29 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West (w/ Circa Waves, Crater) – Tix
10/1 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/ Circa Waves, Crater) – Tix
10/5 – Boston, MA – Royale (w/ Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ) – Tix
10/8 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (w/ Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ) – Tix
10/10 – Toronto, Canada – Danforth Music Hall (w/ Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ) – Tix
10/12 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (w/ Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ) – Tix
10/17 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre (w/ Jack Garratt) – Tix
10/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown) – Tix
10/20 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown) – Tix
10/21 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown) – Tix
10/23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown) – Tix
10/25 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown) – Tix
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown) – Tix
11/06 – Brighton, UK – The Arch – Tix
11/07 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy – Tix
11/08 – Glasgow – Art School – Tix
11/10 – London, UK – Electric Brixton – Tix
11/12 – Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie – Tix
11/13 – Paris, France – Trabendo – Tix
11/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg (Old Room) – Tix
11/16 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra – Tix
11/17 – Munich, Germany – Technikum – Tix
11/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp – Tix
11/19 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria – Tix
11/21 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo – Tix

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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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