“M83 at its best — vibrant, elegant and unpredictable.” – The New York Times
“22 tracks of horizon-spanning, unabashedly epic synth rock, adouble album
without a wasted moment” – Pitchfork
M83 will release the Reunion EP on May 8th, 2012 through Mute, the second single to be taken from the hugely acclaimed fifth album Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, the double album that hit number 15 on the US Billboard charts and topped the electronic and alternative charts. The first single, “Midnight City”, was one of the biggest tracks of the last 12 months, with over six million hits on YouTube to date, Six week run at #1 at CMJ, #1 FMQB Alternative Specialty record and song, #8 at US Alternative Radio, and remains one of the biggest club tracks of the moment across the world thanks to the Eric Prydz rework. It has also entered the U.S Billboard Hot 100. With the release of “Reunion”, the rise of Anthony Gonzalez’s M83 is set to continue.
Reunion continues to display M83’s aptitude at writing catchy cosmic-pop soundtracks filled with fantasy and imagination. The single will be released with a stunning and diverse remix package of 6 exclusive re-works of the track, which include Mylo, Sei A, The Naked And Famous, Polly Scattergood, and White Sea.
Mylo leads the Reunion remix charge with his trademark funky synth bass lines and beats, cleverly weaved into the spaced-out original vocal track to create a contradiction of sounds and another hit for M83. Sei A, the up and coming Glasgow based producer, is hailed as one of the most exciting producers in the techno-house scene, and has given Reunion a glimpse of Glaswegian industrialism through his loop filled minimalist mix. The White Sea remix is a spaced out dubstep nugget, whilst The Naked And Famous take an altogether different route with their rework by building the track into an electronic cacophony of synths, guitars and drums, much the way M83 do performing live.
M83 hits electronic music’s largest stage this weekend for Miami’s sold out Ultra Music Festival, where 200,000 fans will be watching. The band will take the Live Stage on Saturday March 24th at 8:00pm. Additionally, new shows have been added to the tour including The Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA on April 12th and Osheaga Festival in Montreal (date TBC). Having extensively toured since the release of the album in October 2011, M83 is selling out shows across the world, and has become an unstoppable force of musical nature. Full list of dates below.
Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp), mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, The Kooks), and including contributions from Brad Laner (from 90’s band Medicine), Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby,and guest vocalist Zola Jesus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a double-album journey that takes us to the horizon and introduces us to new landscapes. About awakening, craving, and conquering, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming pushes into new vocal territory for M83. Here we see Gonzalez test out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream. “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”, says Gonzalez.
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is the follow up to the John Hughes inspired and critics’ favorite 2008 album, Saturdays=Youth.
M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.
SPRING 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Mar. 24 – Miami, FL – Ultra Fest (Sold Out)
Apr. 12 – Pomona, CA - The Fox Theatre
Apr. 13 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr. 20 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr. 22 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (Sold Out)
Apr. 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (Sold Out)
Apr. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (Sold Out)
Apr. 26 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
Apr. 27 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (Sold Out)
Apr. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Apr. 30 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (Sold Out)
May 1 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre (Sold Out)
May 2 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 4 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera (Sold Out)
May 5 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre (Sold Out)
May 6 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (Sold Out)
May 7 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (Sold Out)
May 9 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (Sold Out)
May 10 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (Sold Out)
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (Sold Out)
May 12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (Sold Out)
May 12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (LATE SHOW) (Sold Out)
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
May 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
May 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
May 18 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater (Sold Out)
May 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (Sold Out)
Aug. 8 – NYC – SummerStage (Sold Out)