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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 opus Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. It was an evening full of soaring synthesizers, gauzy guitars and guest appearances by Zola Jesus on "Intro" and producer/Beck bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen o… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 10, 2011

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 Alan Palomo doesn't get to lurk around the commercial leering like some others got to do. Watch the spot below. It's actually M83's "Midnight City!" I got them… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 1, 2011

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. I didn't leave them out because they're pop videos; I'm absolutely happy to show love to a great pop video. But both of those videos seemed forced, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2011

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 -- aka French pop enthusiast M83 -- has always had a penchant for crafting things that were both dreamy and vaguely teen-agery. On his new record, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, Gonzalez’ ambitio… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 19, 2011

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 happens when a group of those kids escapes and has a telekinetic break-stuff party in an empty building. Fleur & Manu direct, and it's awesome. Watch it below, and shout… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2011

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 thing is now streaming online, so you can hear it legally and not worry about hurting Anthony Gonzalez's feelings. Listen to the whole album at the Urban OutfittersMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2011

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 new M83 album sounds incredible, and it sounds incredible in the sort of way that lets you know real work went into every single synth-plink in the album's 1.2 hours. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 31, 2011

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 if you haven't. But it is a new month -- the last one of Summer 2011 -- so here's a filtered recap of the month's finest free… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2011

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 thi… More »

By: brandon / July 19, 2011

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 toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes. I did some research,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011

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's Tron soundtrack. M83 and Big Black Delta handle this remix of "Fall," which was originally written for the scene where the film's heroes plunge down an elevator shaft. PitchforkMore »

By: jessica / March 23, 2011

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, very, very epic," "very orchestrated," very long, very cinematic, and (very?) "dreamy, powerful, intense." (He's also "singing much more"on it.) As far as templates, he's looking back to 2005's excellently… More »

By: brandon / November 22, 2010

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 up soundtrack to John Hughes classic '80s coming-of-age flicks. But M83's graduated from merely movie-like to officially OST, contributing two original tracks (and five priors) to the score for L'Autre MondeMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2010

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 Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun." It was directed by Tarsem and features 1000+ orange-clad martial arts folks choreographed by Sun Yupeng in a large green field backed by… More »

By: brandon / June 25, 2009

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. There's Harry McVeigh's aching, echoing vocal; that overarching adolescence to its "When you said goodbye, I almost died" emotion; even the synths, and strings, and stadium guitars -- all perfectly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2009

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 "Scream." Of course labels have no money and MTV/VH1 only programs videos for insomniacs, so I empathize with artists forced to support homemade garbage. But sometimes inspiration strikes and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2009

New M83 – “Je Vous Hais Petites Filles” & “Graveyard Girl (ParkerLab’s Dusted Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

With Saturdays=Youth, Anthony Gonzalez melded his shoegazey synths and electronics to John Hughes era, Pretty In Pink-tinted nostalgia to sweeping effect and face time with Brandon Flowers, Kimmel, Conan, and the LA Philharmonic. So that is a lot of disparate reference points. Next on the docket for M83 is an EP release… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 30, 2009

M83 With The Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles 3/7/09

One-off concerts pairing indie acts with orchestras are still all the rage. We recently caught Beirut and Clogs/Bell Orchestre & Friends and Grizzly Bear in our neck of the woods, and on Saturday sent Andrew Youssef to shoot M83's night with the LA Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Speaking to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2009

M83 Take “Kim & Jessie” To Conan

As well as a bunch of equipment. Amid the noise separators, headphones, and etc., M83's live incarnation's clunkier/more Musician looking than your average Sixteen Candles house band, but Anthony Gonzalez, flashing blue lights, and friends do a good job translating Saturdays=Youth's icily anthemic "Kim & Jessie" to Conan's stage. You can see for… More »

By: brandon / January 28, 2009

The Killers Visit Kimmel, Tour With M83

The last time the Killers did Kimmel they explained their band name ("to relax before a show we like to kill someone"). This time they kept it to the music and the feathered jackets with a shot at "Human." The Hunter S. Thompson-referencing track -- yes it is "are we human or… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 25, 2008