Wednesday, March 2, 2016

M83 news

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, announces the highly anticipated details of his forthcoming full-length album, Junk, out April 8 on Mute.

Following Grammy nominated album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, featuring the platinum single, “Midnight City,” and two years of world touring, Gonzalez - who serves as M83’s musical architect, songwriter, front man and primary vocalist - returns. He explains, “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!”

Feeling a renewed kinship with Gonzalez’s early musical inspirations like Tangerine Dream, Aphex Twin, and genre-expanding visionaries like Brian Wilson and Kevin Shields, Gonzalez goes back to his roots with this album, yet makes a logical leap forward. And while M83 albums have always combined genres in a nostalgic and provocative way – from shoegaze and ambient to synth-pop and ’90s alt-rock – for Junk, Gonzalez experiments adventurously with sounds and styles he’s never previously attempted in his music. “All my albums have layers of eclecticism to them, but with this album I wanted to take that even further,” he says.

Listen to album opener, “Do It, Try It,” which features old school house music, pianos, synthesized vocals, prog excess and pop art bubblegum hooks here:

On the album title “Junk,” Gonzalez says, "Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway, and I find it really fascinating and scary at the same time - beautiful too in a way. I have this image of pieces of humanity floating in space, lost forever. It also means that nowadays everything goes so fast and everybody is kind of throwing away art in a certain manner. People will listen to an album for instance and just pick a track they like to put on a playlist. They're not going to take the time to listen to an album anymore because they have to jump on the next thing.”

M83 has also announced an initial series of North American tour dates including special performances at the renowned Coachella festival in Indio, CA and The Governors Ball in NYC. This summer will see further festival performances across the globe, including stops in Spain, Germany, Sweden and more. Tickets are available now via Full tour dates below.

Track listing:

Do It, Try It
Walkway Blues
Bibi The Dog
Moon Crystal
For The Kids
The Wizard
Laser Gun
Road Blaster
Atlantique Sud
Time Wind
Sunday Night 1987

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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