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Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of texture… More »

The music gods were really kind this week. We had maybe a dozen legit songs in contention for this week’s 5 Best, and and when we finally narrowed it down five, we could barely even find a way to rank them, because any of them would have been a worthy choice for No. 1. Heck,… More »

For about five minutes near the beginning of the week, I was thinking that I’d limit this week’s list to Christmas-themed videos, but then the only Christmas-themed videos I saw all week were the Killers clip below and this ridiculous Dropkick Murphys thing. It’s just as well, really, since some truly captivating videos did eventually… More »

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Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2011

Add another feather to the year-end cap for M83, whose "Midnight City" heads up another list of the year's best tracks, this time Pitchfork's well-balanced…
Corban Goble | December 13, 2011 - 12:02 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011

The Gummy Awards rollout continues today with Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011, and while there's not a lot of surprises here, it's a…
Stereogum | December 13, 2011 - 9:24 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011

Today we begin rolling out the results of this year's Gummy Awards: The only set of lists which are perfectly impervious to comment section backlash…
Stereogum | December 12, 2011 - 12:46 pm

M83 Play Fallon

On last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, M83 rolled through to perform their spiraling-skyward monster jam "Midnight City." Watching the band…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2011 - 9:09 am

M83, Active Child @ Music Box, Hollywood 11/9/11

The hottest ticket in Los Angeles last night was M83's super sold out show at the Music Box in support of their double album opu…
Andrew Youssef | November 10, 2011 - 3:05 pm

M83 Soundtracks Victoria’s Secret Angel Ad

Neon Indian's "Polish Girl" soundtracks the latest Victoria's Secret ad, which you know, is a pretty sweet placement for the Brooklyn-via-TX band even if Ala…
Corban Goble | November 1, 2011 - 9:13 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The two highest-profile videos of the week were almost certainly Rihanna's "We Found Love" and Coldplay's "Paradise." I didn't put either video on this list.
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Progress Report: M83

NAME: M83 PROGRESS REPORT: Anthony Gonzalez talks touring, music biz, and recording his excellent new LP, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Anthony Gonzalez…
T. Cole Rachel | October 19, 2011 - 8:45 am

M83 – “Midnight City” Video

The video for M83's skyward synth epic "Midnight City" concerns an X-Men-esque school for kids with glowing eyes and freaky special powers, and what happe…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Stream M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

M83’s epic synth-fanfare double-album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming leaked a few weeks back, and we already ran our Premature Evaluation of it, but the whole…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2011 - 10:36 am

Premature Evaluation: M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Anthony Gonzalez has spent the better part of three years working on the grand, expansive double LP Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, and it shows. The…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2011

We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2011 - 10:03 am

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…
brandon | July 19, 2011 - 12:45 pm

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

M83 Remixes Daft Punk

Moby, Boys Noize, and The Crystal Method are some of the artists who appear on Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D, the companion remix album to Daft Punk’…
jessica | March 23, 2011 - 11:32 am

M83 Working On “Very, Very, Very Epic” Album, Possibly Gets Ripped Off By The Lonely Island

In an interview with Pitchfork, M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez, newly relocated to L.A., said to expect his sixth album/followup to 2008's Saturdays=Youth to be "very,…
brandon | November 22, 2010 - 4:19 pm

M83 – “Black Hole”

While Anthony Gonzalez's compositions always had a filmic quality to them, 2008's Saturdays = Youth went a step further, at times sounding like a straight u…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2010 - 2:47 pm

M83 Get Emotional For Palm Pre

Digging into M83's past, the new webOS Palm Pre smartphone ad gets its soundtrack from a section of Before The Dawn Heals Us closer "Lower…
brandon | June 25, 2009 - 10:52 am

M83 Remixes White Lies

Once you strip White Lies' "Nothing To Give" to its core components, there's no question the band picked the best possible artist to remix it.
Amrit Singh | June 8, 2009 - 4:01 pm

New M83 Video – “We Own The Sky”

Call it fansourcing, call it laziness, but the "make our music video!" press releases that flood Stereogum's inbox make me yearn for the days of…
Scott Lapatine | April 17, 2009 - 11:25 am