“Steve McQueen” by M83, taken from the album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. The video is the winner from the competition run in partnership with Genero TV.
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.”
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.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
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