M83 – New Video for “Midnight City”

hear M83 at The Beacham, Wednesday, Nov 2 with guests Active Child.
October 18th, 2011
New York, NY



“Some of the most thrilling pop music released this year.” 9.1, Best New MusicPITCHFORK

“When it’s not luring you to the dancefloor with thrilling 1980’s pop, M83’s widescreen music sounds like a lost John Hughes movie.”– ROLLING STONE

“That pervasive dedication to heart-swelling drama is M83’s gift: No one is better, or more single-minded, when it comes to evoking dream-pop awe.” – SPIN

“An admirable paean to fuzzy memories, nostalgia, melancholic rumination and pop experimentation, imploring the listener to become the stories and places that populate dreams. 92%  – FILTER

M83’s epic new double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is out today (Oct. 18th) and if you haven’t heard you can listen to the full album at Urban Outfitters by visiting http://www.blog.urbanoutfitters.com/features/m83#. Fans can also pickup an exclusive colored vinyl of the album at all Urban Outfitters retail stores.

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is already being touted as one of this year’s best records by music critics.  With 9.1 rating and ‘Best New Music’ distinction, Pitchfork calls Hurry Up, “some of the most thrilling pop music released this year”, adding, “it’s the best M83 record yet.” Under The Radar calls it, “A remarkable accomplishment”, giving the album 9/10 stars, and XLR8R says, “It’s a fantastical story of aliens, spirits, and children told by one breathtakingly gifted artist, and it’s utterly remarkable. 9.5/10.”

M83 has released an official video for “Midnight City”, the first single from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.  The video, directed by Fleur & Manu and produced by DIVISION, follows a pack of gifted kids with telepathic and telekinetic powers who break free from an institution to be free and run wild on the outskirts of Los Angeles.  Visit M83’s official YouTube page to watch the video – http://youtu.be/dX3k_QDnzHE

M83 is excited to announce that Active Child will support the band throughout the fall US tour dates which start in Washington D.C on October 28th.  Expected to be a sold out tour, the fall dates will be M83’s first live shows in over two years.  M83 last toured in support of the widely adored Saturdays=Youth, which saw the band on the road with The Killers in the US, Kings of Leon in the UK, and Depeche Mode in Europe. Check below for a full list of dates or visit www.ilovem83.com

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 Saturdays=YouthPitchfork called it, “An unaccountably alive, complete album”, giving it an 8.5 rating while, The New York Times, said “The music recalls the pumping beats and keyboard hooks of the 1980’s as if through a haze of time, floating in lush echoes that round off the edges.”

M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.

Oct. 15 – Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
Oct. 28 – Washington DC – Black Cat (early show) (Sold Out)
Oct. 28 – Washington DC – Black Cat (late show) (Sold Out)
Oct. 29 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade (Sold Out)
Oct. 30 – Asheville, NC – Moog Fest
Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 1 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
Nov. 2 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre(venue change)
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 (Sold Out)
Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine (Sold Out)
Nov. 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue (Sold Out)
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos (early show) (Sold Out)
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos (late show)
Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (early show) (Sold Out)
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (late show) (Sold Out)
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON – Lees Palace (Sold Out)
Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC – Le S.A.T.
Nov. 20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (Sold Out)
Nov. 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Sold Out)