January 24, 2013 No comments yet
When I got my first chance to see New York duo MS MR aka Max Hershenow and Neon Gold’s Lizzy Plapinger perform last week at Mercury Lounge perform after The Neighbourhood, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had loved the pair’s duo EP Candy Bar Creep Show (“Hurricane” is such an epic song). Not to mention how much I respect Lizzy’s taste: as part of Neon Gold, she can DEFINITELY spot a hit; and “Fantasy” – the newest single ahead of their full length album release – proves that they can make a hit as well. I tend to be attracted to pop songs that have this infectious exterior with something darker looming under the surface. “Fantasy” is that – dark and catchy, living in a place where Florence Welch meets Marina and the Diamonds.