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ACL Fest Band of the Day: MS MR

Eric Webb

Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 18, 2013

From: New York City

ACL Fest set: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, AMD Stage (Oct. 6)/Lady Bird Stage (Oct. 13)

In 50 words or less: The artsy pop duo’s official ACL biography describes their sound as “aural Jenga,” which is somehow both nonsense and perfectly apt. Alt jam “Hurricane” sounds like a witchier Florence and the Machine (apparently possible), and the band’s debut album Secondhand Rapture is a similarly sinister grab bag of electronic and indie influences.

Could share a bill with: Lorde, The xx, Rhye, Baths

Class act: Though Lizzy Plapinger (MS) and Max Hershenow (MR) attended Vassar at the same time and met in passing through mutual friends, they didn’t connect as bandmates until after college.