to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!


HURRICANE VIDEO PREMIER by MS MRHurricane, the song that got me hooked on MS MR almost a year ago, officially has it's own video directed by Luke Gilford and filmed in Southern Cal. This story is filled with strange and beautiful imagery in the exact way it should be. (Check out Gildford's site to see more haunting and creep candy here.) From pink leopard heads, to smoke/green/pink goo seeping out of the skin and not to mention MS's pale blue body, this video is sure to make you question all those pop albums you've been listening to and why you've gotten use to being apart of the norm.

In other MS MR news: the preorder has begun for their full album, SECONDHAND RAPTURE. It's 5 weeks away but who can resist? The entire album can be heard here for those that have to wait until their DJ over plays it. We've already signed up (duh) and anticipating it's arrival. So unique, artistic and soulful, this band is worth every penny in supporting.

MS MR Secondhand Rapture

In case you have not seen them live yet, be sure to catch one of the shows or festivals below. (MS MR, if you are reading this, please play ACL Fest this year. Crossing fingers...)

April 8
Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, Canada ^
April 9
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA^
April 11
The Independent - San Francisco, CA ^
 May 4 Live at Leeds - Leeds, UK
 May 9 Sweetlife Festival kick off party - Washington, DC
May 11 Sweetlife Festival - Columbia, MD
May 15 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY - SOLD OUT
May 16 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
May 19 Schuba's Taver - Chicago, IL
May 21 The Basement - Columbus, OH
May 22 Wrongbar - Toronto, ON
May 23 IL Motore - Montreal, QC
May 25 Boston Calling Music Festival - Boston, MA
June 8
Governors Ball - New York, NY
June 26
Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, UK
July 2
La Maroquinerie - Paris, FR
July 3
Bitterzoet - Amsterdam, NL
July 4
Berghaim - Berlin, DE
July 5
Uebel & Gefaehrlich - Hamburg, DE
July 7
Plaza - Zürich, CH
July 8
Ampere - Munich, DE
July 9
Gebauede 9 - Cologne, DE
July 11
The Haunt - Brighton, UK
July 15
Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
July 16
Institute Temple - Birmingham, UK
July 17
Electric Ballroom - London, UK
July 19
Melt Festival - Gräfenhainichen, DE
August 2-4
Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
Check here for more tour dates as they are announced.



Wednesday's Spotify Featured Playlist: Lianne La Havas