M83 – “Midnight City”


A day where I can post new music from M83, is a good day.  Here’s a taste of whats to come off the upcoming Oct. 18th double-album (Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming) release from French artist Anthony Gonzales (aka M83).  “Midnight City” is a “humid, adrenaline-drive dreamlike track” featuring a sample which upon 2nd and 3rd listens, melds better into the song.  There also might be a saxophone solo in there.

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is about awakening, craving, and conquering, and pushes into new vocal territory for M83.  The new record promises experiments in different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whispers to a howling screams.  Gonzalez describes the record.

I think it is a reflection of my 30 years of being a human being.

It’s a compilation of all my previous music together.

It’s a retrospective of myself.”

-Anthony Gonzalez

The album was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and features Brad Laner (from 90’s band Medicine) on guitar, Morgan Kibby (White Sea) on vocals again (like on Saturdays=Youth) and guest vocals from Zola Jesus.

Stream the track below, or grab it for free at his homepage.

Midnight City by M83


Oct. 15 – Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival

Oct. 28 – Washington DC – Black Cat

Oct. 29 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade

Oct. 30 – Asheville, NC – Moog Fest

Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

Nov. 1 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room

Nov. 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social

Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

Nov. 5 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Nov. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box

Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Nov. 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue

Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON – Lees Palace

Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC – Le S.A.T.

Nov. 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise

Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall