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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.

MS MR ON TOUR:
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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Brand New: MS MR – “Wrong Victory”

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MS MR has released their song “Wrong Victory,” the second new track from their highly anticipated sophomore album How Does It Feel, which will be released July 17 via Columbia Records, is available to pre-order today exclusively at iTunes.

Stream: MS MR – How Does It Feel

The release of “Wrong Victory” follows the album’s lead single “Painted,” which is currently Top 30 at Alternative radio, led by SiriusXM Alt Nation, Radio 104.5/Philadelphia, 96.5 The Buzz/Kansas City, CD 102.5/Columbus and many more. MS MR’s official music video for “Painted” — a collaboration between the band and director Tabitha Denholm (Florence and the Machine, Haim, Jessie J), heavily inspired by Kubrick as well as the 1970s documentary The Secret Life of Plants—can be seen below.

Just last week, MS MR announced their 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.

MS MR ON TOUR
Just-announced dates in bold

6/3 – Mendig, Germany – Rock am Ring 2015
6/4 – Berlin, Germany – Kantine am Berghain
6/5 – Nuremberg, Germany – Rock im Park 2015 å
6/10 – London, UK – Victoria
6/19 – Kansas City, MO – Boulevardia 2015
7/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier (Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party)
7/22 – Melbourne, Australia – Russell
7/24 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour In The Grass Festival
7/25 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
7/30 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (Lollapalooza After Show w/ Wet)
7/31 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/1-8/2 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga
8/7 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field (96.3 Go Fest 2015)
9/8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
9/9 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
9/10 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
9/12-13 – Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza
9/24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)
9/25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)
9/27 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)
9/28 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery Ballroom (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)
9/29 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)
10/1 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/ Circa Waves, Crater)
10/5 – Boston, MA – Royale (w/ Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ)
10/8 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (w/ Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ)
10/10 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (w/ Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ)
10/12 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (w/ Jack Garratt, VÉRITÉ)
10/17 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre (w/ Jack Garratt)
10/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown)
10/20 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown)
10/21 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown)
10/23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown)
10/25 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown)
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (w/ Jack Garratt, Tigertown)
11/6 – Brighton, UK – The Arch
11/7 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
11/8 – Glasgow – Art School
11/10 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/12 – Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie
11/13 – Paris, France – Trabendo
11/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg (Old Room)
11/16 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra
11/17 – Munich, Germany – Technikum
11/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
11/19 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
11/21 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo

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NEW Music! MS MR – “Painted”

From the band:

“‘Painted’ was actually the very first song we wrote for this next album. It was born in a hotel room in Manchester in 2013 and became a touchstone for everything else we created in its wake, so we’re pumped for it to be your first taste of the record. And there’s so much more to come!”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Apr 27 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel – Tickets
Apr 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade – Tickets
May 4 – San Diego, CA – Casbah – Tickets
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever – Tickets
May 7 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene/Rickshaw Stop – Tickets
Jun 3-5 – Mendig, DE – Rock Am Ring – Tickets
Jun 3-5 – Nuremberg, DE – Rom Im Park – Tickets
Jun 10 – London, UK – Victoria – Tickets
Jul 31 to Aug 2 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza – Sold Out
Jul 31 to Aug 2 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga – Tickets
Sep 12 to 13 – Berlin, DE – Lollapalooza Berlin – Tickets

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Listen: Smallpools – Mason Jar (Grouplove & Captain Cuts Remix)

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Upcoming tour mates Grouplove remixed “Mason Jar” together with Captain Cuts. Last week, Smallpools announced their upcoming March/April tour with Grouplove and MS MR, which will bring them back to Austin, TX which they visited for Austin City Limits as well as visits to Washington, DC, Atlanta, Arizona and New York for instance.

Last month, the LA band made their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing their single “Dreaming”. The foursome consist of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums), the band will divide their time between the studio working on the full-length debut and live shows.

The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim. Neon Gold calls “Mason Jar” a sepia splash of power-pop that crystallizes into a starscraping smash before the verse even kicks in, as stadium-sized Of Monsters And Men gang vocals ride high on the buoyant flair of Smallpools’ youthful, Two Door-esque ebullience.”
Smallpools – Smallpools EP tracklist (out on RCA Records):
01. “Dreaming”
02. “Mason Jar”
03. “Over & Over”
04. “No Story Time”
You can check out some remixes of Smallpools hit “Dreaming” from a previous post here.


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Listen: MS MR – “Fantasy” (Kele from Bloc Party Remix)

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Earlier this month, MS MR revealed their first official music video for their new track “Fantasy.” The band explained: “Shot on location in Jamaica, Queens with our dear friend and talented director Austin Peters, the video for “Fantasy” stays true to the main themes and questions behind the track: things we imagine or think we understand are not as they appear. This video presents a world filled with fantasies gone wrong where the mundane, the surreal and the supernatural are all intertwined and what is real becomes a matter of perspective.”

The song is off of the band’s debut album Secondhand Rapture out May 14th in the U.S. on Columbia Records.

Also, check out the “Fantasy” remix by Kele Okereke from Bloc Party.

Listen: MS MR – Fantasy (Kele from Bloc Party Remix)

MS MR continues to enthrall fans around the world with their compelling blend of pop.  With “Fantasy” quickly rising to #2 on the Hype Machine ‘Popular’ charts. MS MR is the moniker for Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow.  The duo’s debut Secondhand Rapture is comprised of 12 tracks and was produced by Hershenow, with additional production and mix by Tom Elmhirst.  The duo recently played a handful of new songs during their sold-out stints at NYC’s Mercury Lounge and headline debut at the Echo in Los Angeles.  You can catch the band performing at this year’s SXSW.

MS MR live:
Wed 3/13: C3 – Lamberts, 401 W. 2nd Street. @ 3:30pm
Thu 3/14: Hype Machine – Hype Hotel, 301 Brazos/3rd Street. @ 12am
Fri 3/15: Filter/Columbia – Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th Street @ 2:30pm
Sat 5/11: Columbia, MD @ Sweetlife Festival
Sat: 5/25: Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
Fri 6/7: New York, NY @ Governors Ball

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Video: MS MR – “Fantasy”

Today MS MR reveal their first official music video for their new track “Fantasy.”

The band explained:

“Shot on location in Jamaica, Queens with our dear friend and talented director Austin Peters, the video for “Fantasy” stays true to the main themes and questions behind the track: things we imagine or think we understand are not as they appear. This video presents a world filled with fantasies gone wrong where the mundane, the surreal and the supernatural are all intertwined and what is real becomes a matter of perspective.”

The song is off of the band’s debut album Second Hand Rapture out May 14th in the U.S. on Columbia Records.

MS MR continues to enthrall fans around the world with their compelling blend of pop. With “Fantasy” quickly rising to #2 on the Hype Machine ‘Popular’ charts. MS MR is the moniker for Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow. The duo’s debut Second Hand Rapture is comprised of 12 tracks and was produced by Hershenow, with additional production and mix by Tom Elmhirst. The duo recently played a handful of new songs during their sold-out stints at NYC’s Mercury Lounge and headline debut at the Echo in Los Angeles. You can catch the band performing at this year’s SXSW next month.

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New Track: MS MR – “Fantasy”

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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
** w / GROUPLOVE

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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