NYC-based, indie-pop duo MS MR has announced that their debut album, Second Hand Rapture, will be released May 10th 2013 in New Zealand.
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, the album is comprised of 12 tracks and includes the band’s debut single “Hurricane – I’ll post the music video for which at the bottom of this post.
Last year the band enigmatically (and I thought awkwardly) shared tracks from their EP via their tumblr. But you can stream the new single Fantasy here :
Last week MS MR played two sold-out nights at NYC’s Mercury Lounge and yesterday the band made their headlining, sold-out debut at the Echo in Los Angeles. MS MR’s ability to command a room has drawn attention to their live shows, which The Village Voice deemed “intoxicating and Time Out New York called “refreshingly sincere new-wave style mood pop.”