M83 Announce New Album ‘Junk’

Their first full-length studio album since 2011.

M83’s Anthony Gonzalez has officially announced their follow-up to 2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming wil be Junk. The album will be available for purchase on April 8 via Mute.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gonzalez described the new album as “very epic” and said it’s “quite different” from M83’s previous work. He also said the record features “unexpected” guests and was partially inspired by the ’80s television shows, including Punky Brewster and Who’s The Boss.

The band made the announcement via Facebook earlier today, and have shared the first track “Do It, Try It” here:

Hi everyone, so happy to finally be able to let you know my new album 'Junk' is coming April 8th and you can now hear track #1 'Do It, Try It' here… •A

Posted by M83 on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

 

M83 goes out on tour, beginning early March, despite still searching for a keyboard player, including a stop at WayHome Music & Arts Festival. Check out the tour dates below:

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
06/23-24 Barrie, Ontario – WayHome Music & Arts 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

Photo courtesy of Dan Schenker.