“Tumblr Glitch Pop”, “Soul Fuzz” and “Electroshock” is how MS MR describe their own music, and though these descriptions might sound somewhat odd (read: must be a joke), they’re actually quite spot on, particularly “Tumblr Glitch Pop”. This Brooklyn duo take all good things about pop music and inject it with a bold “rock” vibe that’s not quite rocky enough to be “pop-rock.” After successes with the preceding singles “Bones” and “Hurricane”, the boy/girl duo release their debut EP “Candy Bar Creep Show” today via (of all places) Tumblr. All this has led to their debut shows selling out sold out in the UK, plus a support slot for Marina & the Diamonds. You don’t need us to tell you that MS MR are going places, big time.


With the amount of producers around nowadays (and by producer we mean any kid with a computer, keyboard and a bedroom) it’s hard to get noticed, but we’re happy to have come across S O H N very recently. This Vienna-via-London producer takes the best aspects of both scenes (though we honestly have no idea what’s currently hot in Austria), mixes it all together in a very lush way and puts some vocals over it – and the result is quite astonishing. He made it onto the blogosphere and received nothing but praise, and “W A R N I N G S” topped the Hype Machine chart within just hours. Everybody loves S O H N. We’ll forgive him for the fact that he’s hard to find on iTunes – when we do find his tracks it’s always worth it.

Atoms For Peace

Atoms For Peace is the “name of a speech and program spearheaded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 50s that set to promote peaceful nuclear energy and aided countries, including Iran, in their development of atomic power”. It’s also the title of song that appears on “Eraser”, Thom Yorke of Radiohead‘s 2006 album, released on XL Recordings. Now it’s also the name of his new band, which includes Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck/R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco, and Flea. Quite a team, we must admit, and the music is of the same high calibre as the individuals involved. “Default” is a piece of spot-on electronics that is, in essence, very naked, but feels like a really big track too. We’re pretty sure the full-length, expected in 2013, is going to bring electronic music to the next level (basically the level where Sufjan Stevens is at right now).