French post-rock/bliss pop/cosmic electronica band M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez) has been making dreamy, epic, ethereal sound-scapes of celestial formations since their first self-titled album release in 2001. Their music has been described as nu gaze, dream pop, megalithic alt. pop and a few other monikers for genres that were probably made up to specifically describe M83’s hard-to-pin down style.
Gonzalez established himself as a powerful presence in the electronica world in 2003 with his second album, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, exhibiting adroit use of layered vocals, plush synth lines and hazy but epochal themes. Gonzales’ latest release, the double-album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, has garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and SPIN and has enjoyed radio-play world-wide.
M83 will be playing at Palladium Ballroom on Oct. 11 with Sun Airway. And if you missed them their last rounds at Granada, or just yearn to see them another once more, we’ve got a couple of tickets to hook you up with, thanks to our friends at AEG Live.
When can I win these tickets?
Show: Keep It Groovy with DJ Colly T
Date: Tuesday, October 2nd
Time: 8 to 10PM
Just tune in, listen carefully to our instructions, then call or IM us to win! Don’t forget, tickets are still available to purchase over at Palladium Ballroom’s website. But meanwhile, here are proofs that the universe’s most epic happenings happen to the sounds of M83.