RADAR: MisterWives

The irrepressibly buoyant frontwoman Mandy Lee is the rapidly beating heart of the much-buzzed MisterWives, a New York soul/pop trio that eschews the sleek electronic veneer for a more organically grown sound. Upcoming Reflections EP (January 7, Phot Finish/Island), their first "official" release, will include three new songs including the Frequency-produced title track as well as remixed versions of three earlier tracks: “Coffins,” “Kings & Queens,” and “Vagabond." While it's clear they're comfortable in the studio, the charismatic Lee and company really shine in a live setting where some jazzy, theatrical elements turn the vibrant swing-factor up and the inhibitions down. Click through to stream the excellent and slightly more low-keyed "Coffins" and watch a pair of videos, including the live "Imagination Infatuation."

MisterWives - "Vagabond"

MisterWives - "Coffins"