MS MR stormed the scene following the release of their debut single, “Hurricane”, last May. When their Candy Bar Creep Show EP came out the following September, it contained three more stellar tracks, including the follow-up hit “Dark Doo Wop” that showcased lead singer Lizzy Plapinger bellowing her haunting vocals over dark synth lines and driving, bass-heavy percussion.
In anticipation of their debut album, Second Hand Rapture, they’ve let its first single, “Fantasy,” out into the world. “Fantasy” has a bit more levity than anything on Candy Bar Creep Show and does nothing but embolden existing comparisons to Florence Welch. The rolling thunder drums, hand claps and expanded vocal prominence have lifted MS MR out of the mood-pop Tumblr basement show they emerged from and positioned them as a band that is ready to sell out halls and theaters once Second Hand Rapture hits record stores this spring.
MS MR’s Second Hand Rapture is due out May 14th via Columbia. Catch them at SXSW this March as well as Governor’s Ball in June.
STREAM: MS MR – “Fantasy”