In their early days, European indie duo M83 looked back to shoegaze, with Anthony Gonzalez’s vocals lying in a feathery bed of guitars and keys. Now closer to a solo project, the band continues to succeed at bedroom ambiance but also crafts danceable singles that sound just as good in the park or at the party: “Midnight City,” the first track off last year’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, has appeared everywhere from Victoria’s Secret commercials to the BBC’s pre-coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games and, perhaps most importantly, “Top 10 Songs of the Year” lists from some of the biggest music magazines and websites in the world. Tonight, it will sound even better pumping out of the massive sound system at midtown’s Terminal 5.
Thu., May 10, 8 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 9, 2012