MNR PLSR was born out of late-night online message-board love for Major Lazer. With “Lean On” obsessively streaming past the midnight hour and an exchange over the recent wave of awesome Top 40, an unlikely bond was formed between two musicians who couldn’t control their mutual outpouring of sonic infatuation.
Now a combined force under the vowel-less moniker MNR PLSR, Somer Bingham and Emily Einhorn craft electro pop with dark themes and infallible hooks. Their music has been placed in television & movies – most recently in the festival cut of 2018 Sundance favorite “Madeline’s Madeline” – and they’ve been commissioned by Showtime to craft original songs. Grunge rocker Somer Bingham – who had an infamous stint on Showtime’s The Real L Word – is the front woman of the pop-tinged punk project Clinical Trials. Her obsession with alt rockers like Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, and Sleater-Kinney fuels her angsty sound. Emily Einhorn is the woman behind the indie rock project Kid Hawk, which was recently featured on Spotify’s official Indie Palace Playlist, and melds the vocal stylings of a dark Patsy Cline, the tortured soul of Morrissey, and the brutally honest lyrical sensibility of The Magnetic Fields.
From songwriting to engineering, playing multiple instruments to crafting production, they can take a catchy indie pop track from start to finish.