MS MR – “Wrong Victory” (Stereogum Premiere)

MS MR – “Wrong Victory” (Stereogum Premiere)

Producer Max Hershenow and singer/Neon Gold Records co-founder Lizzy Plapinger record moody pop anthems under the name MS MR. Last week, the Brooklyn duo announced the details of their sophomore album, How Does It Feel, and began preparations for a massive tour of Europe and North America. Today, they’re offering up a new song from that upcoming LP, “Wrong Victory.” Plapinger’s voice sounds more confident and powerful than ever, even as she’s belting out lyrics filled with doubt and ennui, and the song itself builds and then crashes back down in a series of mounting waves. Every time the chorus rolls around, it sounds bigger and more fraught, and by the end, Plapinger’s strained vocal cords are propelled straight into the stratosphere by buzzing synth and cooing vocal harmonies. Listen and check out the full list of tour dates below — a portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go to Third Wave Fund, an organization that supports feminist, queer, and trans* activism.

Tour dates:
06/10 London, UK @ Victoria
06/19 Kansas City, MO @ Boulevardia 2015
07/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier (Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party)
07/22 Melbourne, Australia @ Russell
07/24 Byron Bay, Australia @ Splendour In The Grass Festival
07/25 Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
07/30 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Lollapalooza After Show)
07/31 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/01 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/02 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
08/07 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field (96.3 Go Fest 2015)
09/08 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
09/09 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
09/10 Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
09/12 Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
09/13 Berlin, Germany @ Lollapalooza
09/24 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues*
09/25 Austin, TX @ Emo’s*
09/27 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues*
09/28 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom*
09/29 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
10/01 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
10/05 Boston, MA @ Royale^
10/08 New York, NY @ Terminal 5^
10/10 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall^
10/12 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall^
10/17 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre$
10/19 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom%
10/20 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre%
10/21 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom%
10/23 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre%
10/25 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues%
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern%
11/06 Brighton, UK @ The Arch
11/07 Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
11/08 Glasgow @ Art School
11/10 London, UK @ Electric Brixton
11/12 Brussels, Belgium @ Orangerie
11/13 Paris, France @ Trabendo
11/14 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg (Old Room)
11/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra
11/17 Munich, Germany @ Technikum
11/18 Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
11/19 Cologne, Germany @ Gloria
11/21 Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo

* w/ Circa Waves and Crater
^ w/ Jack Garratt and VÉRITÉ
$ w/ Jack Garratt
% w/ Jack Garratt and Tigertown

How Does It Feel is out 7/17 via Columbia. It’s now available for pre-order exclusively at iTunes, which will get you an immediate download of “Wrong Victory” and first single “Painted.”

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