Entries in M83 (33)


[Watch] M83 Returns with a Video for "Claudia Lewis"

Nearly two years after releasing the epic Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, M83 returns, not with new music, but with a video for the song "Claudia Lewis." Continuing his fascination with the supernatural, the clip follows the life of a blue-haired high schooler (played by actress Lily Collins). As her story progresses, it becomes more confusing and complicated, ending with tongue-filled kissing and a predictable twist. Watch the Dallas Howard-directed video below.


[Watch] M83 - "Oblivion" Live on Kimmel

We've not really given enough love to M83 here on SKOA, so we apologise for that. You may or may not be aware that they put together a great soundtrack to the latest Tom Cruise blockbuster, Oblivion. Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau last night enrolled the help of Susanne Sundforør for a hair raising rendition of the soundtracks title track on Jimmy Kimmel Live. If you missed the broadcast last night, check it out above. 

If you like what you hear you can pick up the full soundtrack over here.


[Watch] M83 - "Wait" (Video)

One final time, M83 invites us into the sci-fi-tinged post-apocalyptic world he presented with the videos for "Midnight City" and "Reunion". "Wait" is the third and final part of the video trilogy, once again directed by Fleur & Manu, and with it we continue the story of the strange superpowered children introduced in the previous videos. Conclude their story above.

(Hint: Fleur & Manu seem to be big fans of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Pay attention throughout the video for some nods to the sci-fi epic)


[Watch] M83 - "Steve McQueen"

A few weeks back, M83 partnered up with Genero for a video contest regarding their track "Steve McQueen". Today a winner of the competition has been announced and we can enjoy a clip from French directors Sylvain Derosne and Balthaza Auxietre. See what you make of it above. Anyone else think that this track still sounds just as fresh as when you first heard it or am I alone on that one?


[Download] Benjamin Francis Leftwich Covers M83 and Frightened Rabbit

We've seen Benjamin Francis Leftwich deliver stellar sounding covers for the past 12 months. He's been touring relentlessly since the release of his brilliant debut, Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm, last July. He's not ready to slow down yet either as he's just announced a huge amount of UK dates and North American dates and what better way to celebrate than to share a few covers with fans? Below you can check out not one, but two truly great covers.

First up he takes on the still fresh sounding M83 track "Midnight City" before tackling one of his favourite bands' tracks, Frightened Rabbits' "Swim Until You Can’t See Land". Both deserve a moment of your time as Ben puts his own signature sounds into the tracks making them feel slightly different while keeping the foundations in tact. You can download them over here. Tour dates can be seen after the jump for those of you wanting to check him out on the road this Autumn.

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[Watch] Nardwuar vs. M83

When M83 visited Vancouver back in April, the city's resident weirdo and interview aficionado Nardwuar the Human Serviette made sure to stop by to ask Anthony Gonzalez as many pressing questions as possible. The result? Gonzalez was, like many of Nardwuar's interviewees, stunned by his impressive knowledge and research, and reacted only with confusion to Nardwuar's signature sign-off. If you're a fan of M83, the interview is definitely worth the watch.


[Watch] M83 - "Reunion" (Official Video)

Last Octobe, M83 put out the fantastic and imaginative video for "Midnight City," which saw a group of young kids with telekinetic abilities escaping from a futuristic facility. Now, the story continues in the official video for another Hurry Up, We're Dreaming highlight, "Reunion." Once again in the directing chair are Fleur & Manu, and the gifted children are shown being chased by mysterious government types throughout a shimmering city setting. It quickly brings to mind the movie Chronicle. But comparisons aside, check it out above.


[News] M83 Announces Fall Tour Dates

M83's tour seems to extend with each passing month, as Anthony Gonzalez and co. have announced even more dates in support of last year's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. With already planned tour dates going from now until late July and spanning North America and Europe, M83 has extended this with even more U.S. tour dates. Starting on August 1st in Philadelphia, the 16-date leg will go till October 11th and will include a stop at this year's Lollapalooza in Chiacago and Osheaga Festival in Montreal. Take a look at the full tour itinerary after the jump.

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