On October 18, Mute will release Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, the new double album from electronic haze-pop artist Anthony Gonzalez, known to everyone as M83. Head to this site and enter an email address for the MP3 of "Midnight City", a track from the album. Gonzalez has been talking about this album, the follow-up to 2008's Saturdays=Youth for quite a while. Last year, he told Pitchfork, "For now, the direction of the album is very, very, very epic. Very orchestrated. I feel like it's a mix of all my albums, actually." And last month, we learned that the LP would feature contributions from Zola Jesus, Medicine's Brad Laner, Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails), and Saturdays=Youth collaborator Morgan Kibby.
Talking about the album in a press release, Gonzalez cites the Smashing Pumpkins' super-grandiose 1995 double album Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness as a key influence: "I saw when I was a teenager that I could dig into [the album]. It was like a treasure. If I were a teenager nowadays, I would try to find something as creative as this album. They had so much to say in their songs."
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming:
01 Intro [ft. 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
Post by footballbat on Jul 25, 2011 5:59:35 GMT -5
Sounds like Florence + The Machine's second album is in the can, but no drop date as of yet. She's been touring the last couple of years off her first album and yet she keeps getting bigger and bigger, pushing back her second release. Hopefully we'll get it before Christmas.
The local college radio station here (WUTK) plays Midnight City at least once every hour. They play it as much as a commercial station plays the current big hit song. I've had to listen to the radio a lot lately because my ipod connector broke and my computer won't burn CDs that work in my car. I'm honestly kind of sick of that song already. It sucks that I feel that way.