M83 just released a brand new music video for “Reunion”. He just completed a tour of North America, and has another one scheduled for the fall (tour dates listed below). Currently, he and the band are headed to Europe for several weeks of shows. He will also be one of the main attractions at the Pitchfork Festival, Bumbershoot, and this year’s newly announced ACL Lineup.
Photo by Caleb Dickerson
Directed by Fleur & Manu and Produced by DIVISION, “Reunion” is part two of the story that commenced with “Midnight City.” Together, these two tracks are the soundtrack for a pack of gifted kids with telekinetic powers who escape from an institution and run wild through a desolate cityscape. In the first video we witness their liberation, with “Reunion” we experience their defiance.
Having recently relocated to Los Angeles, the video reflects Anthony’s ongoing love affair with the magical escapism of film and the city itself.
Reunion is the second single off of the massive sixth M83 album Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, which continues to display M83’s aptitude at writing catchy cosmic-pop soundtracks filled with fantasy and imagination. The single is released with a stunning and diverse remix package of six re-works of the track, by Mylo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Sei A, The Naked And Famous, Polly Scattergood, and White Sea. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp), mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, The Kooks), and including contributions from Brad Laner (from 90’s band Medicine), Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby,and guest vocalist Zola Jesus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a double-album journey that takes us to the horizon and introduces us to new landscapes. About awakening, craving, and conquering, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming pushes into new vocal territory for M83. Here we see Gonzalez test out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream. “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”, says Gonzalez.
Reunion EP tracklisting:
1. Reunion (Album Version)
2. Reunion (The Naked And Famous Remix)
3. Reunion (Sei A Remix)
4. Reunion (Polly Scattergood Mix)
5. Reunion (Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr Remix)
6. Reunion (Mylo Remix)
7. Reunion (White Sea Remix)
SUMMER/FALL 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Aug 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Aug 2 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Aug 3-5 – Chicago, IL– Lollapalooza-Grant Park
Aug 7 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Aug. 8 – NYC – SummerStage (Sold Out)
Sept. 1-3 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Sep. 5 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Edmonton Event Centre
Sep. 6 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Mac Ewan Ballroom
Sep. 27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
Sep. 30 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa
Oct. 2 –NYC– Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 9 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans
Oct. 10 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Oct. 11 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Oct. 12-14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
Nov. 1-3 – Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris