New York based MS MR are “Tumblr Glitch Pop’s” only known ambassadors. I like Tumblr Glitch Pop, I think. It’s a melancholic avant garde style with a lo-fi, yet dramatically produced, underlay that’s tantalisingly accessible. Well really that’s what MS MR sounds like to me.
The MS is Lizzy Plapinger and MR is Max Hershenow. MS provides beautifully enchanting husky vocals at a lower range whilst MR has produced a dramatic yet bedroomly restrained backdrop for MS to strut her stuff over.
The follow up to their EP Candy Bar Creep Show will be a debut album released in May called Second Hand Rapture.
Fantasy, the first single, is a prime example of what MS MR are all about. It’s full of all the big drums, drama and dreaminess of a Florence and the Machine production, but there’s an innocence that’s still strong:
This is their first single, and was also on the EP – it’s what initially grabbed my attention, Hurricane is a great song:
And one of my heroes Twin Shadow did a remix too:
Londoners, you can catch MS MR live at Xoyo on 11 March.