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Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #13: MS MR

13 Dec
#13 Best New Band of 2013 - MS MR Photo: TYLER KOHLOFF

#13 Best New Band of 2013 – MS MR Photo: TYLER KOHLOFF

Best New Bands of 2013 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD #13: MS MR
Chillwave my arse. MS MR is more upbeat than their shadowy aura. Doesn’t matter because they’ve crested, MS MR will be everything you hear on the radio, because you’ve seen them on Leno, Letterman and anywhere else. It wasn’t like we didn’t tell you last year. It’s my favorite part of music today. It’s finding that perfect 80’s bluewave song you loved by Kate Bush and then hear it again with the perfection of todays studio and danceable tracks. Lizzy and Max personify 2013’s best new sound and I hope you play Fantasy on repeat over and over and over again.

Founded: 2012
Hometown: New York
Members: Lizzy Plapinger, Max Hershenow
Sonic Soulmates™: GroupLove, Polica, Class Actress
“Hurricane” – The single that broke them
“Fantasy” – The song that will make them bigger than New.Band.Day. Hell they’ve already been on Letterman

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Hummingbird Awards – ALL YOUR BEST NEW BANDS FROM 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013:

Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP
#13 MS MR

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Hummingbird Awards 2011
Hummingbird Awards 2010

The 4th Annual Hummingbird Awards – 2013 Best New Bands

13 Dec
The 4th Annual Hummingbirds - Best New Band of 2013

The 4th Annual Hummingbirds – Best New Band of 2013

It’s been 12 months since we last spoke. Since the Hummingbird graced our presence and honored our 12 2012 BEST NEW BANDS. What are the Hummingbird Awards you ask? Well they are the DEFINITIVE AWARDS for the BEST NEW BAND OF THE YEAR. We’re on year four and we’re loving. Who are we? We are two passionate dudes who love their music, kids, wives and lives. We do this for fun, but we still buy vinyl, CDs and magazines. Why? Because we care about the music and the bands that create. Music is the subtext to life and when I think back on my life’s greatest moments I have visions of happiness, sadness and whatever, but it’a all accompanied with a soundtrack. We know you have it too or you wouldn’t be here to read our blog.

So who have launched? In 2010 it was Best Coast and Tennis, In 2011 it was Other Lives and I Heart Sharks, In 2012 it was Haim and Alt-J. We might be way toooo early on a band like in 2010 Phantogram or way too late on Lana Del Rey or just in time for Foals. All in all it doesn’t matter. If you’ve kept up with us then you’ve been blessed with great music.

Here we go for the 4th Annual Hummingbird Awards!

*******UPDATED 12.31.13*************
Hummingbird Awards 2013 RECAP – The Definitive Best New Artist List
#13 MS MR
#12 Swim Deep
#11 Holy Milk
#10 Mutual Benefit
#9 Diane Coffee
#8 Haerts
#7 Holograms
#6 Autre Ne Veult
#5 Hookworms
#4 Blood Orange
#3 Dustin Tebbutt
#2 London Grammar
#1 Bill Ryder-Jones

RECAPS FROM YEARS PAST 2012, 2011 and 2010:
The final 12!!!!! 
Hummingbird Awards 2012
#12 Rose Elinor Dougall
#11 Fear of Men
#10 The Weeknd
#9 Nude Beach
#8 Class Actress
#7 Johnathon Boulet
#5 Hey Sholay
>#4 Alt-J (∆)
#3 Jessie Ware
#2 Grimes
#1 Toy

Editor Picks Best of 2012: RE’s 2012 Picks
Staff Picks Best of 2012: Arizona Turk’s Incredible List for 2012

Read the 2011 Hummingbirds
Did you know we predicted James Vincent McMorrow, Other Lives, La Sera and Widowspeak!

No Better Bands Then The One's Who Wear the Hummingbird
No Better Bands Then The One’s Who Wear the Hummingbird


Read the 2010 Hummingbirds 
Did you know we predicted Best Coast, Sleigh Bells, Perfume Genius, Lord Huron & Tennis!

No Better Bands Then The Ones That Wear The Hummingbird
No Better Bands Then The Ones That Wear The Hummingbird


Where will she land? Tell us your favorite 2012 New Band and we will add them to our list!