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The über raw duo rock Brooklyn to cultivate emotional lyricism (at times haunting) and instrumental congruency while the dawn of the decade continues to unfold a trend of all-star DIYers from the subterranean.
We could not be more eager to unveil this summer splash, but mum is the word on their big debut album. After a self-produced EP last Autumn, Ghost City, one which proved these talents are dialed in to mood and melody, MS MR still hold out on the bio front, but generously gift their sounds to onlookers. The expanding genre of this esoteric pop inches near definition with MS MR as a maturity in vocals meets a polished harmony between intelligent layering and soft breaks for electronic fluidity. Not to mention a closet of classic pinups and Americana icons for inspiration: Labyrinth, The Ghost, more Bowie, more films, big novels, skeletons, lipstick…just hit up their Tumblr. Best not to compare this material to Crystal Castles, Alpines, Grand Duchy, Florence Welch, etc., but they may rub elbows.
On the crowded shores of deviant-pop, there stand an ambitious cult of music artists laboring over perfect pitches, mechanical textures and absolute anonymity. MS MR may as well be at the head of the table with “Hurricane.”
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge