PICS: M83 at SOMA

Hurry up, we're dreaming: M83 brought their anthemic electro-pop through SOMA on Oct. 29, with Tennyson opening.

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M83 brought their anthemic synth-pop through SOMA on Oct. 29.
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The group hails from Antibes, France and is led by frontman Anthony Gonzalez.
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Canadian electro-pop duo Tennyson opened the all-ages show.
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M83 started out in 2001 as a duo featuring Gonzalez and his friend Nicolas Fromageau.
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Fromageau departed the band after touring for their second album, 2003’s “Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts.”
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The band is named after the galaxy of the same name.
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M83 released its third studio album “Before the Dawn Heals Us” in 2005, which found the group starting to achieve greater mainstream success.
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“Saturdays = Youth,” released in April 2008, is the band’s fifth album. It showcased a more focused approach to songwriting, influenced by ‘80s music.
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Gonzalez has claimed “it was a tribute to my teenage years.”
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In 2011, the band released “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming,” an epic double album.
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Gonzalez has said he’d always dreamt of releasing a double album ever since hearing the Smashing Pumpkins “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.”
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In 2012, M83 composed the music for the Tom Cruise-starring film “Oblivion.” The soundtrack was released in 2013.
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The group released their latest album, “Junk,” in 2016 with the lead single “Do It, Try It.”
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The band lists My Bloody Valentine, Pink Floyd and Tangerine Dream as inspirations.
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M83 played a 17-song setlist on Oct. 29, which featured the following: “Reunion,” “Do It, Try It,” “Steve McQueen,” “We Own the Sky,” “Intro,” “Walkway Blues”…
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“Road Blaster,” “Sitting,” “Wait,” “Oblivion,” “Bibi the Dog,” “Go!,” “Midnight City,” “Echoes of Mine,” and “Outro.”
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Their two-song encore consisted of “Couleurs” and “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun.”
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Electro-pop duo Tennyson opened the show.
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The group consists of brother/sister duo Luke and Tess Pretty.
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They hail from Edmonton, Canada and started playing music together in their teens.
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Tennyson released their latest EP, “Like What,” in November of 2015.
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