M83 to Release New 'Punky Brewster,' 'Who's the Boss?' Inspired Album
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:37:06
In a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly, M83's Anthony Gonzalez talked about his band's forthcoming follow up to 2011's Grammy-nominated double album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. His producer and touring bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen tweeted yesterday that the album was officially ready: "A new M83 album is now finished. I'm very happy with it."
Gonzalez seems to feel similarly. "It's a very strong album with a lot of eclecticism. It's very epic," he says. "There's a lot of different genres that are not supposed to live together but I tried to make them live together, which is quite challenging. It's also quite different from the previous albums which is what I'm the most proud of."
He goes on to reveal that "the inspiration came from '70s and '80s television. 'Shows like Punky Brewster and Who's the Boss,' he says. 'I feel like TV shows are starting to sound and look the same. There's no more passion anymore. So this album is a tribute to those old-fashioned shows.'"
Gonzalez also says to watch for some "unexpected guests." The album is slated for release sometime in 2016, and so far, the band has the following festival dates planned in support:
M83 Tour Dates
06-16-19 Dover, Delaware - Firefly Festival
07-07-08 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live
07-09 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive
08-10-17 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Fest
08-12-14 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival Helsinki
08-11-13 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Fest
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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