M83‘s forthcoming double album now has itself a title and release date: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming will arrive October 18th via Mute. Below, you can also find an audio preview of the album track titled “Midnight City” and the names of the 21 other cuts that make up a tracklist. You’ll notice Zola Jesus guests on the opening track, “Intro”.
Talking about the album with SPIN earlier this year, M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez said, Its mainly about dreams, how every one is different, how you dream differently when youre a kid, a teenager, or an adult. Im really proud of it.”As for the actual sound, Gonzalez described it as “pop and very epic. Anyone who loved M83 before, theyll love this album even more. People that hated me, theyre going to hate this, too.
In an issued statement, Gonzalez also explained that The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 double album Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was the album’s main inspiration: “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.” So nice work, Billy.
Also, as previously reported, M83 plans to support the release with a fall tour. You can find the complete tour route all the way at the bottom.
You can download your very own copy of “Midnight City” here.
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming Tracklist:
01. Intro (feat. Zola Jesus)
02. Midnight City
04. Where the Boats Go
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
06. Year One, One UFO
08. Steve McQueen
09. Echoes of Mine
10. Klaus I Love You
M83 2011 Tour Dates:
10/15 Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital
10/28 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/29 Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
10/30 Asheville, NC @ MoogFest
10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park
11/02 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/04 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/05 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/09 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/11 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/12 Vancouver, BC @ Venue
11/13 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/17 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/18 Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace
11/19 Montreal, QC @ Le S.A.T
11/20 Boston, MA @ Paradise
11/22 New York, NY @ Webster Hall