by Andrew Sacher


NYC duo MS MR recently dropped the pop-leaning track, "Hurricane," which you can watch the video for below and download the MP3 in exchange for your email at their website.

They've got a number of NYC shows coming up including one TONIGHT (5/17) at Bowery Ballroom opening for VHS or Beta. Tickets for that show are still available.

They'll also support Marina and the Diamonds at a few of their upcoming US shows including their NYC shows on August 16 and 18 at Webster Hall. The first of those shows is sold out but tickets for the 8/18 show go on sale Friday (5/18) at noon. MS MR are also on board to open for Xylos at Glasslands on June 1 with Ninifabi. Tickets for that show are available. All MS MR dates are listed below.

Speaking of tonight's VHS or Beta show, there's a Vibrations afterparty at Hudson Terrace Roof Deck (5/17) starting at 10 PM. In addition to a VHS or Beta DJ set, the party will also include Classixx, Sean Glass, and Electric Youth (DJ). Admission is free til midnight with RSVP.

Electric Youth
Electric Youth

Speaking of Electric Youth, you can also catch them play a live show at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday (5/18) with Italians Do It Better co-founder Mike Simonetti (who recently remixed Lemonade). Tickets for that show are available. Electric Youth were featured on the excellent Drive soundtrack teaming up with College for "A Real Hero." That soundtrack also includes two Johnny Jewel (the other Italians Do It Better co-founder) groups, Desire and Chromatics. Electric Youth dropped the "Right Back to You" single last year, and like Drive's aesthetics and soundtrack, it's soaked in '80s nostalgia. Though few modern songs scream '80s quite like this one does -- from the Like a Virgin-era Madonna drums, exercise video synths, and even a squealy guitar solo. Stream it below.

Video, streams, and a list of all MS MR and Electric Youth dates below...

MS MR - "Hurricane" Official Video

MS MR - "Hurricane"

Electric Youth - "Right Back To You"

College & Electric Youth - "A Real Hero"

MS MR -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 17 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY w/ VHS or Beta
Jun 01 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY w/ Xylos
Jul 10 Fonda Theatre Hollywood, CA
Jul 11 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Jul 13 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
Jul 14 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
Jul 15 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Jul 18 The Summit Denver, CO
Jul 21 Park West Chicago, IL
Aug 14 9:30 Club Washington, DC*
Aug 16 Webster Hall New York, NY*
Aug 17 Theater of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA*
Aug 18 Webster Hall New York, NY*
* - w/ Marina and the Diamonds

Electric Youth -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 17 [VHS or Beta Afterparty] @ Hudson Terrace New York, NY (DJ)
May 18 Brooklyn Bowl New York, NY (Live) w/ Mike Simonetti
May 26 Mod Club Toronto, Canada (Live)
Jun 08 Subterranean Chicago, IL (Live)
Jun 29 The Drake Toronto, Canada (Live)

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