Live Set with Ms Mr for KEXP Radio (8/9)
Although a crotch shot snapped at the end of a long night might be endearing, there’s just nothing sexier than a little mystery. Throw on some soulful female vocals to a shadowy persona, with a dash of trip-hop and some retro-pop flare, and it’s no wonder that we’re smitten with Ms Mr – a secretive boy/girl chill wave pop duo that might just be the sexiest sound to come out of Brooklyn this year.
The pair, Ms (vocals) and Mr (instrumentals), began their project in New York City in early 2011 – writing demos in Brooklyn and establishing a (cryptic) identity in the ever influential blogosphere. Ms Mr released their debut EP Ghost City USA in June of last year. With sounds likened to those of Florence and the Machine and Zola Jesus, the nearly-anonymous duo quickly spurred international interest in their industrial brand of nostalgic chill wave. And that interest remains – their latest single Hurricane, released in May of this year with ChessClub Records (UK) and iamsound, claimed the number one spot on Hype-Machine with over 5.2K hits.
Ms Mr will be at The Cutting Room tomorrow (8/9) to record a live set for KEXP radio! Don’t miss it – tune into 90.3FM or stream the session from kexp.org tomorrow at 12N EST to listen.
Click here for tickets to see Ms Mr perform with Marina and Diamonds on August 16 at Webster Hall in NYC!