Get Feisty: M83 announce new album Junk, reveal bouncy first single ‘Do It, Try It’


M83 are back with a little bit of bounce in their steps.

The electronic pop project led by mastermind Anthony Gonzalez today announced new album Junk, out April 8 via Mute Records. The LP’s first single and lead track is “Do It, Try It,” a jumpy little piano-fueled number that’s a bit of a departure from M83’s previous sound.

Promising a bit of a sonic exploration, Beck, Mai Lan, and Susanne Sundfør will appear as guests on Junk, M83’s long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. “I want to show different sides of me on this album,” Gonzalez says in a press release. “I want to come back with something more intimate, yet somehow with… less me!” He adds: “All my albums have layers of eclecticism to them, but with this album I wanted to take that even further.”


The album’s title comes from Gonzalez’s perception that we are living in a throwaway culture. The album artwork, shown below, is kind of hilarious.

“Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway,” he says, “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.

Listen to “Do It, Try It” below, and scan M83’s massive run of tour dates, which does an amazing job in hitting every city in the world except Boston. Also, as far as we know, he’s still recruiting a touring keyboardist.

M83 2016 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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