LISTEN: M83 Return with “Junk,” Offer up “Do It, Try It”

Out April 8 on Mute.

It’s been five years since M83 released Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, an album which garnered Anthony Gonzalez a Grammy nomination and a platinum single in “Midnight City.” Now, Gonzalez’s big-tent electro-pop project will return on April 8 with a new album called Junk, whose bonkers album cover you can see below.

“Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway, and I find it really fascinating and scary at the same time—beautiful too in a way,” Gonzalez explains of the title. “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.” Hence that cheeseburger.

Gonzalez has also released the album’s lead single, “Do It, Try It,” which you can stream below. The track finds him in something of a nostalgic mood, with a house piano rhythm leading into a baroque synth lead lightly reminiscent of the Clockwork Orange score.

Following the album’s release, M83 will embark on a lengthy tour. The North American dates, along with Junk‘s art and track listing, are below.

Junk track list

“Do It, Try It”M83-2016-Junk
“Go!”
“Walkway Blues”
“Bibi The Dog”
“Moon Crystal”
“For The Kids”
“Solitude”
“The Wizard”
“Laser Gun”
“Road Blaster”
“Tension”
“Atlantique Sud”
“Time Wind”
“Ludivine”
“Sunday Night 1987″

M83 tour dates

April
6 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre*
8 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory*
9 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall*
10 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater*
12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre*
13 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*#
15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
16 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*
17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*
19 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater*
22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club*
25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*
26 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*
27 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma*
29 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre@
30 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre@

May
28 – The Gorge, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair^
31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

June
1 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland^
3 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
4 – New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival
6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE^
7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s^
8 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues^
10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
11 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
12 – Richmond, VA – The National
14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
15 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (with Tame Impala)
18 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival

July
22-24 – Oro-Medonte, ON – Way Home Music and Arts Festival
23-24 – Detroit, MI – MOPOP Festival
29-31 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

Junk is out April 8 on Mute.

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