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M83 Announce New Singer/Keyboardist Kaela Sinclair, Resulting From Open Call Auditions

M83 Announce New Singer/Keyboardist Kaela Sinclair, Resulting From Open Call Auditions

Mar 04, 2016 M83
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M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez and collaborators) recently held an open call audition for a new female keyboardist/singer to fill the spot vacated by Morgan Kibby, who left the lineup to more fully focus on her White Sea solo project. There was a form on the band’s website to submit video links of your singing and keyboard playing, if you met the requirements (have a valid passport, no criminal history that would impede international travel, be available between April and December, and be able to start rehearsals in Los Angeles in March). Now the band has announced that Kaela Sinclair has joined the band, beating out hundreds of applicants.

Sinclair is based in Dallas, TX. In 2013 she released her debut album Sun & Mirror. It featured collaborations with members of The Polyphonic Spree and Midlake. Sinclair has a new album to be released this spring. She will be joining M83 for their upcoming tour in support of JUNK, the band’s recently announced new album, which is due out April 8 via Mute. Below you can stream the album’s first single, “Do It, Try It,” again, as well as a video for Sinclair’s “Ghosts You’ve Won.”

Gonzalez announced the addition of Sinclair via Twitter. The tweets are also below, followed by one from Sinclair.

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

(Via Pitchfork)


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October 23rd 2018

I love Kaela Sinclair, midway through recording her sophomore record at that point she put her own album on hold to play in front of thousands of folks a night at spots like Coachella, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Donate piano nyc, Governor’s Ball and Bonnaroo. And who wouldn’t have? One would also have to figure her rising stock, now as a player on the world stage, would ultimately benefit her come release time. Solid as she was before, she’s really found, or maybe just really affirmed her voice. With her big league experience and fast-growing fan base, she’s not just Denton’s next big thing anymore.