M83’s new album ‘Junk’ gets release date

The follow-up to 2011's 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming' will be available in April

 M83’s new album ‘Junk’ has been confirmed for release on April 8.

According to The Verge , the French electronic group – fronted by Anthony Gonzalez – completed the record in December, with it being Gonzalez’s first major release since recording the soundtrack to Tom Cruise’s 2013 movie Oblivion.

It will also be M83’s first LP since double album ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ which was released in 2011 and featured their biggest hit to date, ‘Midnight City’.

Little else is known about ‘Junk’, with Gonzalez previously telling Entertainment Weekly: “It’s a very strong album with a lot of eclecticism. It’s very epic. 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.”

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Before revealing details of their new album, Gonzalez put out an open call for a female singer-keyboardist to join the band and replace Morgan Kibby, who has parted ways with the group.

It’s not the first time the musician has advertised for a new member online. In 2011, he put out a similar call and recruited Jordan Lawlor. As Gonzalez writes in a note on the group’s website, he is still in the band today.

In support of their new record, M83 will also be heading out on an international tour, kicking off proceedings in New Orleans on April 6.

After playing shows across the US, they’ll then start the European leg in Oslo, Norway at the Øya Festival on August 10 before wrapping in France on August 28.

Check out the full list of dates via Pitchfork.

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