MXMS has announced a new EP entitled Funeral Pop I. They also recently shared the track “Paris” which was #1 on Hype M. They also will be going on tour this Spring/Summer with a RIP x VIP cemetery meet and greet. VIP packages can be found here: https://squareup.com/store/mxms-rip-vip.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process (you) do not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
War torn from past and present battles of mental illness and addiction, the monsters are very real and the abyss is a current state of reality for MXMS, short for “Me and My Shadow.” Comprised of singer Ariel Levitan and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Dawson, the self-produced duo from New York City and small town Oklahoma creates their own musical genre “Funeral Pop” fusing classic melodic songwriting with dark unfiltered chaos driven by a thousand forms of fear.
Previous singles from Me and My Shadow focused on the minimalism of a raw piano and voice; drawing from Jeremy’s classical piano background complimenting Ariel’s heart-piercing tenor vocals. The new recordings reflect their sonic progression to an expansive pallet of dark instrumentation, pulsing analog synthesizers and a crushing rhythm section layered around Ariel’s haunting delivery. Focusing on movements of emotional trauma and taboo metaphoric expression, the brutal honesty of MXMS leaves an open invitation for listeners’ own stories rise to the surface.
The band is now gearing up to release their EP, Funeral Pop I, on May 1st, 2019.
The EP also includes previous singles “Paris,” “After Night,” and “Gravedigger,” which garnered attention from Suicide Sheep, Earmilk, KCRW, and Spotify editorial playlists including Chill Vibes, Alternative Beats, Sludge, Just Chill, Fresh Finds, and Indie Darlings as well as the Topsify’s Indie Mixtape playlist. “Paris” also hit on Hype Machine the first week of release, and MXMS has received press from the likes of Consequence of Sound, NestHQ, Rolling Stone, and many others.
MXMS will be on tour with She Wants Revenge, with more tour dates TBA for summer 2019. The duo interprets their recordings live using sequences of projection, keyboards, guitars, and drums creating a safe space for Ariel to deliver her message for the hopeful and the hopeless alike.
04.18 Joliet, IL @ THE FORGE
04.19 Newport, KY @ THOMPSON HOUSE
04.20 Memphis, TN @ GROWLERS
04.22 Kansas City, MO @ THE RIOT ROOM
04.23 Denver CO @ THE ORIENTAL THEATER
04.24 Salt Lake City, UT @ SOUNDWELL
04.26 Seattle, WA @ EL CORAZON
04.27 Portland, OR @ HAWTHORNE THEATRE
04.28 Sacramento, CA @ HOLY DIVER
04.30 San Francisco, CA @ DNA LOUNGE
05.01 Los Angeles, CA @ REGENT THEATRE
05.02 San Diego, CA @ BRICK BY BRICK
05.03 Las Vegas, NV @ COUNTS VAMPD
05.04 Phoenix, AZ @ CLUB RED
05.06 Dallas, TX @ GAS MONKEY LIVE
05.07 Austin TX @ COME AND TAKE IT LIVE
05.08 Houston,TX @ WAREHOUSE LIVE
05.10 West Palm Beach, FL @ RESPECTABLES
05.11 Tampa, FL @ THE ORPHEUM
05.12 Atlanta, GA @ THE MASQUERADE
05.14 Baltimore, MD @ OTTOBAR
05.15 Amityville, NY @ REVOLUTION
05.16 Brooklyn, NY @ THE KINGSLAND SOLD OUT
05.17 Providence, RI @ FETE MUSIC HALL SOLD OUT
05.18 Philadelphia, PA @ TROCODERO
05.20 Buffalo, NY @ MOHAWKS PLACE
05.21 Cleveland, OH @ SYMPOSIUM
05.22 Detroit, MI @ TOKEN LOUNGE
05.23 Madison, WI @ HIJYNX BAR
05.24 Omaha, NE @ DR JACKS
05.25 Colorado Springs, CO @ THE BLACK SHEEP
06.09 Lincoln, NE @ BOURBON THEATRE
06.10 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89TH STREET
06.11 Albuquerque, NM @ SISTER BAR
06.12 Tucson, AZ @ 191 TOOLE
06.13 Phoenix, AZ @ CRESCENT BALLROOM
06.14 El Paso, TX @ LOWBROW PALACE
06.15 Austin, TX @ SCOOT INN
06.16 New Orleans, LA @ HOUSE OF BLUES
06.18 Orlando, FL @ SOUNDBAR
06.25 Montreal, QB @ THEATRE FAIRMOUNT
06.26 Albany, NY @ SKYLOFT
06.27 Pittsburgh, PA @ FOXTAIL
06.28 Nashville, TN @ EXIT/IN
06.29 Atlanta, GA @ TERMINAL WEST
06.30 Durham, NC @ MOTORCO MUSIC HALL
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