It would seem that New York duo MS MR are currently the Amanda Bynes of the indie music world. They first came onto my radar in early May, when their gothic pop-ballad Hurricane started trending on Tumblr. It quickly reached “Best New Track” status on Pitchfork and was remixed by Twin Shadow soon after.
In terms of background, not much is known about the mysterious MS MR but that actually works to their advantage. The duo’s dark lyrics compiled with the beauty of the lead singers voice sends you into a hyper reality. You become entranced by the words and quickly lose interest in who is actually singing them.
Fortunately for me, MS MR released their Candy Bar Creep Show EP on September 14th and it might just be the best thing I’ve heard all year. It’s just twisted enough to make you feel sane while still incorporating enough catchy beats to warm your soul. Go download it now, because it probably won’t be cool next month.
posted by @clarkbs