Thursday, August 8, 2013

get out! : ms mr

My contribution to this week's edition of Get Out!

Making just their third swing through Portland (last seen opening for CSS in June) and this time headlining an already sold-out gig (thanks to a bit of a push from 94.7 FM), NYC's MS MR will again take the Crystal Ballroom stage, with indie folk from Portland's Great Wilderness kicking off the night. Self-christened as "Tumblr glitch pop, soul fuzz, [and] electroshock," Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow's brand of dark, glammy electro-pop is undeniably dancey and perfect for fans of Poliça (who'll also grace a PDX stage—the Wonder—before the end of the year). After the stellar EP Candy Bar Creep Show, MS MR is currently supporting their debut effort, Secondhand Rapture, which, much like they did with the EP, can be enjoyed visually as well as aurally—there's eye candy aplenty to accompany the album's 12 tracks. Now, let's hope these bizarre idiosyncrasies translate well to the live arena.

Monday, August 12, Crystal Ballroom, 9pm, sold out, all ages

Watch MS MR's oozy, odd video for "Hurricane":

Check out the rest of OMN's Get Out! picks for August 8-14.

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