M83 Announces New Album ‘JUNK’ & Listen To First Single ‘Do It, Try It’

M83 Announces New Album 'JUNK' & Listen To First Single 'Do It, Try It' 2

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, announces the highly anticipated details of his forthcoming full-length album, JUNK, out 8th April on Naive.

Following the critically acclaimed silver album “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming,” featuring Grammy nominated single “Midnight City,” and two triumphant years of world touring, Gonzalez – who serves as M83’s musical architect, songwriter, front man and primary vocalist – returns with an artistic evolution, explaining, “I want to show different sides of me on this album. I want to come back with something more intimate, yet somehow with…less me!”

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Feeling a renewed kinship with Gonzalez’s early musical inspirations like Tangerine Dream, Aphex Twin, and genre-expanding visionaries like Brian Wilson and Kevin Shields, Gonzalez both returns to his roots with this album, yet makes a logical leap forward. And while M83 albums has always combined genres in a nostalgic and provocative way – from shoegaze and ambient to synth-pop and ’90s alt-rock – for “JUNK”, Gonzalez experiments adventurously with sounds and styles he’s never previously attempted in his music. “All my albums have layers of eclecticism to them, but with this album I wanted to take that even further,” he says.

Listen to album opener, “Do It, Try It,” which features a fractured and catchy mélange of old school house music, pianos, synthesized vocals, prog excess and pop art bubblegum hooks below.

On the album title “JUNK,” Gonzalez divulges, “Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway, and I find it really fascinating and scary at the same time – beautiful too in a way. I have this image of pieces of humanity floating in space, lost forever. It also means that nowadays everything goes so fast and everybody is kind of throwing away art in a certain manner. People will listen to an album for instance and just pick a track they like to put on a playlist. They’re not going to take the time to listen to an album anymore because they have to jump on the next thing.”

M83 has also announced a North American tour and worldwide Festival dates including special performances at Latitude Festival in the UK, the renowned Coachella festival in Indio, CA, The Governor’s Ball in NYC, and Way Out West in Sweden. Full tour dates below.

“JUNK” Tracklisting

1. Do It, Try It
2. Go!
3. Walkway Blues
4. Bibi The Dog
5. Moon Crystal
6. For The Kids
7. Solitude
8. The Wizard
9. Laser Gun
10. Road Blaster
11. Tension
12. Atlantique Sud
13. Time Wind
14. Ludivine
15. Sunday Night 1987

M83 2016 TOUR DATES

April 6 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
April 8 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
April 9 – Houston, TX – TBD
April 10 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
April 12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
April 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
April 17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
April 19 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
April 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
April 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
April 26 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
April 27 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
April 29 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
April 30 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
May 4 – Hong Kong, China – Kitec Star Hall
May 7 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – KL Live
May 19 – Sentosa, Singapore – Hard Rock Coloseum
May 21 – Jakarta – Lapangan D Senayan
May 24 – Seoul – AX
May 26 – Tokyo – Studio Coast
May 28 – The Gorge, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
May 31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 1 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
June 3 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
June 4 – New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival
June 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 8 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
June 10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
June 11 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
June 12 – Richmond, VA – The National
June 14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
June 15 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
June 16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (with Tame Impala)
June 18 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
June 24 26 – Paris – Solidays Festival
June 28 – Istanbul – Zorlu Center for the Performing
June 30 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
July 1-3 – Marmande, France – Garorock
July 3 – Belfort, France – Eurockéennes
July 7 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival
July 9 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Festival
July 14 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colours of Ostrava Festival
July 15 – Gräfenhainchen, Germany – Melt Festival
July 17 – Latitude Festival, UK
July 22-24 – Oro Medonte, Canada – Wayhome Music and Arts
July 23-24 – Sterling Heights, MI – Mo Pop Festival
Aug 10 – Oslo, Norway – Øya Festival
Aug 11 – Gothenberg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
Aug 13 – Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
Aug 15 – Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival
Aug 19 21 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
Aug 25 28 – Charleville Mézières – Cabaret Vert Festival

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