BRAND NEW ‘CANDY BAR CREEP SHOW’ EP
FIRST EVER EP RELEASED VIA TUMBLR!
FULL RELEASE ON OCTOBER 22nd 2012
LONDON LIVE SHOWS SEPTEMBER
Tumblr break-out stars MS MR release their brand new four-track EP ‘CANDY BAR CREEP SHOW’ on October 22nd2012. The New York duo is the first band ever to release an EP of all original material exclusively through Tumblr, with tracks released during September at msmrmusic.tumblr.com. The band has harnessed a unique following on the Tumblr community using gifs, images and quotes to embed and express themselves. The EP will then be fully available via iTunes and on limited edition 7” vinyl.
Once a week through September – starting with lead track “Bones” – a track will be released in a Tumblr post along with artwork, a video, and an official remix. It will also be possible to download the stems for each song for fans to make their own remix and submit them back to MS MR. The band will pick their favourites from those submitted and include them in an official album campaign next year. Remixers the band has worked with on the EP include Tom Vek and Twin Shadow amongst others.
Hear ‘Bones’: http://bit.ly/MSMR-Bones
Hear the ‘Candy Bar Creep Show’ EP: http://bit.ly/MSMR-EP
See the ‘Bones’ video, stream the track and hear mixes at http://bit.ly/MSMR-BonesVideo
A dark, brooding rush of modern electronic pop ‘Bones’ follows up MS MR’s first release ‘Hurricane’ earlier this year which caused something of a stir online, being named ‘Best New Track’ by Pitchfork, ‘Potential Superstars’ by The Guardian website and ‘Very Special’ by The Recommender. The Fly called it ‘the perfect hazy soundtrack to the wistful, perverse weirdness of the Tumblr generation’ and DIY described it as ‘a breathtaking love song’. The Village Voice who voted their live show one of the Top 6 shows of Summer in NYC.
One of the most visually compelling new artists around MS MR connect their highly adrenalized music and incredible vocals with visuals via video, artwork and online to create an other-worldly sensory experience.
Describing their music as ‘Tumblr glitch pop’ ‘soulfuzz’ and ‘electroshock’, MS MR say “It’s no secret we have something of a sweet spot for Tumblr. We like to think of it as a cultural collage and feel like it’s the perfect platform for what we want to present with this EP. It has been such an incredible source of inspiration and support, and so in return we wanted to first share the music with the very community that helped create its visual identity”
MS MR also embark on their first UK live shows in London in September fresh from the back of a US tour:
8th Sept – Bestival
12thSept – Birthdays in Dalston
13th Sept – The Barfly
EP TITLE: Candy Bar Creep Show – Full release date October 22nd
1. Bones (available on Tumblr from September 4th)
2. Hurricane (Tumblr from September 10th)
3. Dark Doo Wop (Tumblr from September 17th)
4. Ash Tree Lane (Tumblr from September 24th)