Friday, April 19, 2013

Meet MS MR

Take a female lead with a haunting and powerful voice and combine it with a producer that brings fresh style and music to the picture, and what do you get? MS MR.

It didn't take long for me to become fascinated with this New York-based duo after hearing their single, Fantasy. Consisting of female lead singer Lizzy Plapinger and producer Max Hershenow (what an awesome last name, I hope that's real), MS MR is quickly making their way onto the alternative scene.

MS MR - Fantasy

While it was their song and video for Fantasy that caught my attention, it was their latest single, Hurricane that kept it. 

MS MR - Hurricane

After listening (and repeatedly watching the music video) for Hurricane, I immediately became more interested in this duo. With lyrics, such as, "Welcome to the inner working of my mind, so dark and foul I can't disguise" and an EP out titled Candy Bar Creep Show, this group may hit it off well with the alternative scene, but also have enough relatable lyrics and unique sound to become radio friendly! 

Currently they have released three singles, Hurricane, Fantasy, and Bones. Their latest single Hurricane is already receiving positive feedback from the public as well as music critics and is already beginning to climb the charts in many countries. If you listen to their EP, it's no surprise why. MS MR has a unique vintage sound, with songs like Dark Doo Wop, complemented by Plapinger's beautiful (and reminiscent of Florence Welch) voice. Because of this combination, I think we can expect to see great things for MS MR in 2013.

MS MR - Dark Doo Wop 

From heart aching and captivating lyrics (Hurricane) to a vintage throwback style (Dark Doo Wop), MS MR, has become one of my favorite new acts of 2013. Check out their EP Candy Bar Creep Show which is available on ITunes and other music outlets. The band also will release their debut album, Secondhand Rapture, on May 14, 2013. 

Check out MS MR on Facebook as well as Twitter and click here for a list of their upcoming shows to see if they'll be playing in your area. Once again, I encourage you to download their EP, you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Welcome to The Neighbourhood

I've been wanting to write about this band for quite some time, however, finding any information about The Neighbourhood seems to be virtually impossible. You see, the band only just recently started revealing what they even look like. So while I can't tell you a whole lot about the band, I can tell you they are rooted from California and are easily one of my favorite bands of 2013.

Although they are a young group of guys (from what I've been able to find out) their music speaks of experiences with young love, like the catchy tune Sweater Weather, and even disdain of a personal home life, such as, Female Robbery.

The Neighbourhood - Female Robbery

But what I find most spectacular about this band is the way they've taken an alternative rock genre, added deep beats, and choruses that no one at concerts and shows will be able to resist to sing out loud. All the while adding the perfect combination of the lead singer's voice, who is finely tuned for the band's type style of music.  Their influence in appearance may fall into the Hollywood retro style but their sound, I believe, is progressive enough to make them chart toppers on both the alternative, indie rock, and even pop charts.

Whether you are in the mood for something catchy, like their most recent single Sweater Weather, which is currently climbing the charts and can be heard on almost any alternative station, whether you are looking for something sultry, like the sexy tune A Little Death; The Neighbourhood has much to offer for all types of music fans.

The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather 

The Neighbourhood's EPs' I'm Sorry... and Thank You, are available to buy now. Be sure to check out their debut album I Love You which will be available on April 23, 2013 in the United States. They are currently on tour, click The Neighbourhood on tour to see if they'll be coming to a city near you!

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