MS MR – “Hurricane (Yeasayer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
In my music-consuming history, it’s the rare band that cause me to feel genuinely unsettled. MS MR and Yeasayer, however, are two bands that have somehow managed to rattle me. “The Children” from Yeasayer’s Odd Blood isn’t particularly scary, but catch it at the right moment and the slightly discordant piano line will conjure up one too many Damiens in your head. Even more personally disconcerting is the rainbow vomit-filled video for MS MR’s “Hurricane.” Here, the two groups unite, but the results are not internally jumbling in the least. Yeasayer take the cinematic track and blossom it into something kinetic and warped. Take it on an emotional bender below.
MS MR’s Secondhand Rapture is out now via Creep City Records.