A few months ago NPR captured M83's performance at the historic 9:30 Club - including the new single "Reunion" and the commanding/addictive "Midnight City."
The music transports you back exactly to where you want to be - glowing, bathed in beautiful sound and contagious elation.
It's the magic of M83 LIVE - traveling to a world made of dreams - where anything is possible (concert stream link is below).
"…a perfect snapshot of a brilliant shining star." - Bob Boilen, NPR
"M83 are now one of the best live bands in existence." - Pitchfork
"When a band has that massive a presence, it's hard to ignore them." - BrooklynVegan
"Midnight City, demonstrated, once again, the band's innate ability to be as gigantic as they want to be…" - Village Voice
M83 Live at Somerset House, London 2012 video clip:
Anthony Gonzalez aka M83 films the band's performance of "Midnight City" from the stage at London's Somerset House.
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.
M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.
M83 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
September 26th - The Filmore at Jackie Gleason – Miami Beach, FL
September 27th - House of Blues Orlando – Lake Buena Vista, FL
September 29th - The National – Richmond, VA
September 30th - NorVA – Norfolk, VA
October 2nd - Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
October 3rd - Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
October 4th - Wellmont Theatre-Montclair, NJ
October 6th - Virgin Mobile FreeFest-Columbia, MD
October 7th – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
October 9th – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
October 11th – Palladium Ballroom- Dallas, TX
October 12th – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin,TX
October 14th- Treasure Island Music Festival – San Francisco, CA
Photo Credit: Timothy Saccenti
Stream concert: NPR PRESENTS: M83 LIVE AT THE 9:30 CLUB
For the latest tour dates and information, go to:
M83 Official Website