Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Those of you not yet familiar with M83 can hear one of his songs in our "Ghosts Of The Virgin Suicides" Podcast. M83 is an electronic indie pop act by French musician Anthony Gonzalez. The musical style of M83 owes something to the shoegaze genre in its extensive use of reverb effects and lyrics spoken softly over loud instrumentals, although M83's songs employ considerably less guitar than most shoegaze bands. Gonzalez records mainly on his own, often with the help of his brother Yann Gonzalez, vocalist/keyboardist Morgan Kibby, and drummer Loïc Maurin. iTunes is offering a free 256 kbps AAC download this week of M83s new release Midnight City, which is a higher quality version than a 320 kbps MP3 for those non technofiles out there. This song is absolutely amazing, so grab it now while it's still free.
- M Pereira
UPDATE 10/29/2011: Unfortunately all good things come to an end and Midnight City is no longer free on iTunes but still well worth checking out and buying.