Artist Name
M83
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Members
5 Male

Genre
Synthpop

Mood
Happy

Style
Electronic

Origin
Alpes-Maritimes, France

Born

2001

Active
2001 to Present...

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Artist Biography
M83 is a French electronic/shoegaze band from Antibes, formed in 2001 by Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau. The band is named after the spiral galaxy Messier 83, and its musical aesthetic is influenced by shoegaze 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 and Fromageau parted ways shortly after touring for their second album Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, with Gonzalez now recording primarily on his own, often with the help of his brother Yann Gonzalez, vocalist/keyboardist Morgan Kibby, and drummer Loïc Maurin. In 2011, Gonzalez posted an open audition on the M83 website for a multi-instrumentalist who could join the band. 19 year-old Jordan Lawlor won the audition.


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zag says: 1 year ago
Phenomenal atmospheric sounds!! Music like I've never heard before


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Last Edit by docwra: 19/Jul/18

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