New Audio: M83’s Cosmic Yet Playfully Bubblegum Pop-Inspired New Single

 

After the release of Grammy nominated album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming and Platinum single “Midnight City” and two years of relentless touring across the world, Anthony Gonzalez the creative mastermind of M83 is set to release JUNKHurry Up We’re Dreaming‘s follow up through Mute Records on April 8. And as Gonzalez explains in press notes the new album will be yet another example of his artistic evolution “I want to show different sides of me on this album. I want to come back with something more intimate, yet somehow with . . . less me!” In fact, the album reportedly has Gonzalez employing sounds and styles he hadn’t previously attempted before — and as you’ll hear on “Do It, Try It,” the first single off the forthcoming album, you’ll hear elements of old school house music,  looped shuffling piano chords, vocals fed through layers of vocoder and distortion, shimmering synths bubblegum pop and prog rock with a cosmic sheen that makes the song sound as though it draws from Daft Punk, Shit Robot‘s “We Got A Love” featuring Reggie Watts and The Chemical Brothers‘ “Star Guitar” but with a playful, mischievous air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOUR DATES
April  6 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre*
April  8 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory*
April  9 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall*
April 10 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater*
April 12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre*
April 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*#
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*
April 17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*
April 19 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater*
April 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club*
April 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*
April 26 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*
April 27 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma*
April 29 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre@
April 30 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre@
May 4 – Hong Kong, China – Kitec Star Hall
May 7 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – KL Live
May 19 – Sentosa, Singapore – Hard Rock Coloseum
May 21 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Lapangan D Senayan
May 24 – Seoul, South Korea – AX
May 26 – Tokyo, Japan – Studio Coast
May 28 – The Gorge, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair^
May 31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre^
June 1 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland^
June 3 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
June  4 – New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival
June  6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE^
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s^
June 8 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues^
June 10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 11 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
June 12 – Richmond, VA – The National
June 14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
June 15 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
June 16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (with Tame Impala)
June 18 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
June 24-26 – Paris, France – Solidays Festival
June 28 – Istanbul, Turky – Zorlu Center
June 30 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
July 1-3 – Marmande, France – Garorock
July 3 – Belfort, France – Eurockéennes
July 7 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival
July 9 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Festival
July 15 – Gräfenhainchen, Germany – Melt Festival
July 17 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colors of Ostrava Festival
July 22-24 – Ontario, CA – Way Home Music and Arts Festival
July 23-24 – Detroit, MI – MOPOP Festival
July 29-31 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
Aug 10 – Oslo, Norway – Øya Festival
Aug 11 – Gothenberg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
Aug 13 – Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
Aug 15 – Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival
Aug 19-21 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
Aug 25 28 – Charleville Mézières – Cabaret Vert Festival

*With Yachts as opener
*# With Yachts and BØRNS as opener
@ With Okay Kaya as opener
^ With Bob Moses as opener

 

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