Posts Tagged ‘Lizzy Plapinger’

January 16, 2018

Lizzy Plapinger, the Neon Gold Records co-founder who we’ve been so enamored with since the debut of her project MS MR with Max Hershenow so many years ago, has been hard at work dropping amazing songs as soloist LPX this past year. It’s all culminated in a terrific debut EP named Bolt In The Blue, whose six tracks include previously featured singles like Slide, Tremble, and Tightrope. The EP also introduces us to three sensational new tunes, including title track Bolt In The Blue, a sultry searing, stormy heaving political anthem. LPX co-wrote the alt/electro track with Zac Carper of Fidlar, and the track features him on guitar. The lyric video for Bolt In The Blue was illustrated by Robert Beatty, known for his work with Tame Impala. Alongside Bolt In The Blue comes two other can’t miss new tracks, including Red Queen and Fog and the Fear, both of which can be streamed via Soundcloud below. The full EP can be streamed and downloaded, here.

November 13, 2017
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There’s always been a fierce edge and alluring confidence to Lizzy Plapinger, whether in her countless immense releases as one half of MS MR with Max Hershenow, or lately as charismatic solo project LPX. The Neon Gold Records co-founder returns with a raspy seductive, vehement rousing turn on powerful new alt single Slide and welcome news of a debut EP. Bolt In The Blue is scheduled to arrive on January 12th. Slide is a gripping taste off the sure to be scintillating release. Vociferous pounding beats and emphatic guitars make this dark smoldering, restless storming single a Yeah Yeah Yeahs meets Le Tigre eruption of riveting emotion and wild passion. LPX will be headlining Neon Gold’s Holiday Pop Shop in New York on December 5th, more information and tickets are available, here.

April 15, 2017
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We more than tremble, we quiver and shake in ecstasy to the dark buzzing synths and fiery spunk thundering from LPX’s new single Tremble. It’s an expectedly massive second single from Lizzy Plapinger’s solo project. We’ve long been familiar with how fiercely magnetic Lizzy can be from our many years adoring MS MR and that pair’s ravishing electro R&B/pop. The co-founder of Neon Gold Records has followed up on earlier this year’s debut single Tightrope with another spectacular force of nature. Tremble is a dauntless effusion of sharp sawing electropop, clamorous ringing grunge pop, and synthwavey rock (I even hear a hint of Future Islands in that final detail). Tremble grips us with its raw poignancy and incensed passion. Purchase the glorious single from iTunes, here.

January 31, 2017
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I don’t know how Lizzy Plapinger finds time to do all that she does in between MS MR and all the incredible music she’s given us through Neon Gold Records, a boutique label she co-founded that happens to be responsible for a long list of musicians and bands I adore, but she’s somehow managed to launch a solo project, too. She exhibits her fierce gritty, fiery intense side as LPX with very first single, Tightrope. Pop punk meets noise pop on the rambunctious flaring, raspy smoldering gem which feels very much like a cross between MS MR and Sleigh Bells. Tightrope is out now on on iTunes, and Lizzy has already promised a debut LPX LP. We’ll be watching out for more news with zeal.

MS MR – Painted

April 8, 2015

As someone who fell in love with MS MR’s dark and powerful pop music (and Lizzy Plapinger’s deep, rich voice) approximately three years ago, prior to the release of their Candy Bar Creep Show EP, I’m much devoted to the band’s more gothy, edgy music. But I’m also absolutely thrilled that MS MR has grown to attain such wide spread success, which did not come as a surprise. If you’ve ever caught the duo live, then you should know how captivating and charismatic they are on stage. I saw MS MR again a few weeks ago in Austin for SXSW, and yet, I find myself incredibly excited to see them again soon at Popscene in San Francisco. This week, MS MR revealed a brand new infectious single named Painted. It’s the first sign that they’ll be releasing a sophomore full length later this year, a worthy reason to celebrate with glee. Painted is an electrifying, majestic song that grows on me with every new listen. Bombastic production, grandiose chords, and Lizzy’s snappy vocals will sweep you up in a maelstorm of entrancing, dauntless sound. 

February 27, 2015
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The moment I saw this surface I knew, this one was going to be huge. First of all, it’s brand new Adventure Club. Second of all, it’s an Adventure Club remix of NYC electropop duo MS MR’s beloved hit Hurricane. I think that’s way more than enough reason to rejoice, isn’t it? Adventure Club gives Hurricane that signature AV cinematic and melodic atmosphere, with lulling, cathartic build ups and spacious, crisp drum work. Throw in those subtle melodic dubstep wobbles, accompanied by Lizzy’s baroque, rousing voice, and we have a spiritual experience brewing.

January 27, 2015
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Two awesome acts come together on this next remix, one that will bewitch your heart and get your feet itching to move. Danish songstress Oh Land’s beautiful song Head Up High gets an indie electronic makeover, courtesy of NYC electropop duo MS MR. They both raise the tempo and vibrancy of the song, giving it a luscious dance groove that’s thoroughly enthralling. The original is off Oh Land’s new album Earth Sick.

September 11, 2014
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Joy of all joys, two acts I’m avidly fond of have joined forces! Los Angeles alt trio Sir Sly has unleashed a new track off their forthcoming debut album, and the gritty burner, Inferno, features Lizzy Plapinger of New York electronic pop duo MS MR! Her dark, compelling vocals are wonderfully complementary to Sir Sly’s rough, muggy, and electrifying sound. You Haunt Me will be out September 16 on Cherrytree / Interscope. I’m looking forward to it.

September 11, 2014
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Joy of all joys, two acts I’m avidly fond of have joined forces! Los Angeles alt trio Sir Sly has unleashed a new track off their forthcoming debut album, and the gritty burner, Inferno, features Lizzy Plapinger of New York electronic pop duo MS MR! Her dark, compelling vocals are wonderfully complementary to Sir Sly’s rough, muggy, and electrifying sound. You Haunt Me will be out September 16 on Cherrytree / Interscope. I’m looking forward to it.