M83 "Midnight City"

The swirling, spiraling “Midnight City” is our first taste of M83′s forthcoming double album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (10/18, Mute). The record was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and features Medicine’s Brad Laner on guitar, Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby, and a guest vocal spot from Zola Jesus. Gonzalez had this to say about it: “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.”

You can download “Midnight City” in MP3 form, and check out tour dates, at ilovem83.com. Here’s the double LP’s tracklist:

01 “Intro” (Feat. Zola Jesus)
02 “Midnight City”
03 “Reunion”
04 “Where the Boats Go”
05 “Wait”
06 “Raconte-Moi Histoire”
07 “Train to Pluton”
08 “Claudia Lewis”
09 “This Bright Flash”
10 “When Will You Come Home?”
11 “Soon, My Friend”

01 “My Tears Are Becoming a Sea”
02 “New Map”
03 “OK Pal”
04 “Another Wave From You”
05 “Splendor”
06 “Year One, One UFO”
07 “Fountains”
08 “Steve McQueen”
09 “Echoes of Mine”
10 “Klaus I Love You”
11 Outro”

Comments (30)
  1. I think you guys may have ended that “song of the summer” contest a little too early. Woah!


  3. OMG Saxophone!!!

    22 m83 tracks? shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  4. Sax outro = strike up the 80′s soap opera intro montage!!! (in the best way possible)

  5. title extremely similar to shut up, i am dreaming?

  6. woozefa  |   Posted on Jul 19th, 2011 -16

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  7. ugh october

  8. Song makes me want album now.


  9. When did sax get popular again? Is it because of Destroyer? Amazing song by the way. Great choice for first single.

  10. Best. Summer. Song. Ever.

  11. I’m guessing sax solos will be in about half of my top 50 of 2011.

  12. This is so good! Gawd!

  13. i know everyones diggin this as much as i am ! <3 right? :]

  14. I love the song, but what the holy hell is that thing on the album cover?

  15. Best single i’ve heard from someone in a long time, life long M83 fan so i’m really siked about the instrumental parts of the album. I wanted to post a song i been working on and I have a bunch of free music if you wanna stag them, it would be great to hear some feedback. Long live M83 by the way.


  16. Very cool.

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