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M83 Announce New Album Featuring Beck, Share “Do It, Try It”

JUNK Due Out April 8 via Mute

Mar 01, 2016 Bookmark and Share


M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez and collaborators) have announced their new album and shared its first single. JUNK is due out April 8 via Mute. Below you can stream "Do It, Try It." Beck and Susanne Sundfør, among others, guest on the album. Above is the fast food-referencing album cover and below is the cover art for the "Do It, Try It" single. Also below is the album's tracklist and M83's tour dates.

 Gonzalez  commented on the album in a press release: "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!... All my albums have layers of eclecticism to them, but with this album I wanted to take that even further."

 Gonzalez also talked about the album title: "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."

The new album is the follow-up to 2011's fantastic Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. In an in-the-studio interview with Entertainment Weekly back in December Gonzalez called the new album "epic." "It's a very strong album with a lot of eclecticism," Gonzalez told Entertainment Weekly. "It's very epic. There's a lot of different genres that are not supposed to live together but I tried to make them live together, which is quite challenging. It's also quite different from the previous albums which is what I'm the most proud of."

Gonzalez also said in the Entertainment Weekly interview that the album was inspired by '70s and '80s television. "Shows like Punky Brewster and Who's the Boss," he said. "I feel like TV shows are starting to sound and look the same. There's no more passion anymore. So this album is a tribute to those old-fashioned shows."

JUNK Tracklist:

01 Do It, Try It
02 Go! [ft. Mai Lan]
03 Walkway Blues [ft. Jordan Lawlor]
04 Bibi the Dog [ft. Mai Lan]
05 Moon Crystal
06 For the Kids [ft. Susanne Sundfør]
07 Solitude
08 The Wizard
09 Laser Gun  [ft. Mai Lan]
10 Road Blaster
11 Tension
12 Atlantique Sud  [ft. Mai Lan]
13 Time Wind [ft. Beck]
14 Ludivine
15 Sunday Night 1987

M83 Tour Dates:

04-06 New Orleans, LA - The Civic Theatre *
04-08 Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory *
04-09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall *
04-10 Austin, TX - Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater *
04-12 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre *
04-13 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre *^
04-15 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-16 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl *
04-17 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
04-19 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater *
04-22 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-23 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Club *
04-25-26 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre *
04-27 Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre *
04-29 Edmonton, Alberta - Winspear Centre !
04-30 Calgary, Alberta - Grey Eagle Event Centre !
05-04 Hong Kong, China - Kitec Star Hall
05-07 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
05-19 Sentosa, Singapore - Hard Rock COliseum
05-21 Jakarta, Indonesia - Lapangan D - Senayan
05-24 Seoul, South Korea - Blue Square - Samsung Card Hall
05-26 Tokyo, Japan - Studio Coast
05-28 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival
05-30 Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Saltair #
05-31 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre #
06-01 Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland #     
06-03 Columbus, OH - Express Live!
06-04 New York, NY - The Governors Ball Music Festival
06-06 Pittsburg, PA - Stage AE #
06-07 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's #
06-08 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues  #      
06-09 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival  
06-11 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater      
06-12 Richmond, VA - The National
06-14 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
06-15 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa    
06-16 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion @           
06-18 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
06-24-26 Paris, France - Solidays Festival
06-28 Istanbul, Turkey - Zorlu Center for the Performing Arts
06-30-07-03 Marmande, France - Garorock Festival
06-30 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Fectival
07-01-03 Belfort, France - Eurockeenes Festival 
07-07 Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
07-09 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Festival
07-14-17 Ostrava, Czech Republic - Colours of Ostrava Festival
07-15 Gräfenhainchen, Germany - Melt Festival
07-23 Oro-Medonte, Ontario - Way Home Music & Arts Festival  
07-24 Detroit, MI - MoPop Festival
07-29 Montréal, Québec - Osheaga Festival
08-10 Oslo, Norway - Øya Festival
08-11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08-13 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
08-15 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
08-18 Sankt Pölten, Austria - Frequency Festival
08-19-21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival
08-24 Glattsbrugg, Switzerland - Zürich Openair Festival
08-25-28 Charleville-Mézières, France - Le Cabaret Vert

* with YACHT
^ with Børns
! Okay Kaya
# with Bob Moses
@ with Tame Impala



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