|Midnight City||Midnight City Remix EP|| |
|Outro||Hurry Up We're Dreaming|| |
|Wait||Hurry Up We're Dreaming|| |
|I Need You||Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe)|| |
|Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør)||Oblivion - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|| |
|My Tears Are Becoming A Sea||Hurry Up We're Dreaming|| |
|Intro||Hurry Up We're Dreaming|| |
|We Own The Sky||Saturdays = Youth|| |
|Steve McQueen||Hurry Up We're Dreaming|| |
|Reunion||Hurry Up We're Dreaming|| |
While M83’s first album, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, featured massaging yet insistent shoegaze noise, and 2008’s Saturdays = Youth veered into exacting ‘80s new wave, Gonzalez’s strikes a balance here. He understands pacing and the harmony of small moments with wide-angle grandeur as well as any director. Bright flashes of orchestral pop soon dissolve into muted Brian Eno soundscapes. So ambient interludes like “Train to Pluton,” “Fountains,” and “Another Wave From You” give our ears a break and a chance to catch a breath before the next rush comes.
And there are plenty of head-swimming pop epiphanies to be had here. For an artist who has increased his scope with each new album, the heights Gonzalez reaches on songs like “Claudia Lewis” and the lovely piano ballad “Splendor” remain astonishing. And by the time we get to the shimmering anthem “Steve McQueen,” with its keyboards turned into afterburners, we’ve traveled from the darkness described in “Midnight City” up into the stratosphere. By the time the gentle orchestrations of “Outro” arrive to usher us back to reality, we’re ready to take it all in again. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a story you never want to end.
The album yielded four singles: "Couleurs" in February 2008, "Graveyard Girl" in April, "Kim & Jessie" in July and "We Own the Sky" in December. "Kim & Jessie" was placed at number 256 on Pitchfork Media's list of The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s in August 2009.
The track "Teen Angst" was featured in trailers to the 2006 film A Scanner Darkly. The track "Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun" was featured in the 2008 documentary Britney: For the Record, and was also featured in the Fully Flared introduction. The track "I Guess I'm Floating" was featured in and on the soundtrack of the movie Like Crazy. The track "Asterisk" was used in a 2011 Red Bull advertisement featuring snowboarder Travis Rice. It was also used in Gabe Morford and Mike Martin's 2006 urban track bike riding manifesto: MASH SF.
The North American pressing of the album comes with a bonus disc, containing five additional tracks, including the title track of the album and a live version of "Gone," as well as the enhanced videos of the singles "Run into Flowers" and "America."
One of the bonus tracks, Cyann & Ben’s cover of "In Church," was featured in the 2006 film Stranger than Fiction. "Unrecorded" was used in the theatrical trailer of Night Watch and featured in the 2006 film, Camping Sauvage.
Produced by both M83 and Morgan Daguenet, the album is predominately instrumental, with dialogue samples from various films and television programmes appearing across the songs. The track titles, if read sequentially, form a short story.
In 2006, their first single/EP "Alice Practice" was released on vinyl and was limited to 500 copies, which sold out in 3 days. Their debut album, Crystal Castles, was released in 2008 and was listed on NME's "Top 100 Greatest Albums of the Decade" list at No. 39.
In 2010, they announced their second album, titled. The album was their first release to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and includes their first worldwide charting single, "Not In Love", featuring Robert Smith of The Cure. The album has received general acclaim and was placed on many 2010 top critics lists.
Their third album, was released on November 12, 2012 and was the #1 album of 2012 on Tumblr and also on The Hype Machine. The album included 4 singles: "Plague", "Wrath of God", "Sad Eyes", "Affection".
The EPs were subsequently released on local independent label Round Trip Mars and Powers and Xayalith began performing live with Ben Knapp and Jordan Clark on bass and drums respectively. Aaron Short became a performing member of the group. Knapp and Clark left the group and Jesse Wood and David Beadle joined the band as full-time members in 2009. The group have released two studio albums Passive Me, Aggressive You and In Rolling Waves. Since 2012, the band has been based in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
They described their sound as "street beat, psych pop". According to Josh Carter, their music has "lots of rhythms, swirling guitars, spacey keyboards, echoes, airy vocals". Carter and Barthel were inspired by artists including: The Beatles, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins, J Dilla, The Flaming Lips, John Frusciante, Serge Gainsbourg, Madlib, Sonic Youth, Yes, Kevin Shields and Prince.
They write and record in a remote barn in upstate New York called Harmony Lodge. The band has released two studio albums, four EPs and eight singles.
Arcade Fire issued a self-titled EP in 2003, having briefly retreated to Maine for the recording sessions. Propelled by Win Butler's quavering vocals and his bandmates' symphonic swells, the disc helped earn the band an official offer from Merge Records. The bandmates' luck faltered later that year, however, when Chassagne's grandmother passed away. The Butler brothers' grandfather followed suit in March 2004, and Parry's aunt died one month later. Seeking catharsis in the studio, the members of Arcade Fire funneled their energies into the creation of Funeral. Released in September 2004, the debut album was met with unanimous acclaim -- both commercially and critically -- and Arcade Fire found themselves maintaining a nearly constant presence on the road, playing such high-profile festivals as Lollapalooza and Coachella between a slew of smaller club dates. They also appeared on the cover of Time magazine's Canadian edition, garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album, rubbed shoulders with superfan David Bowie, and toured alongside U2.
Following an exhausting year, Arcade Fire decamped to a church outside of Montreal to work on a second release. The ambitious Neon Bible arrived in March 2007, featuring such grand ornamentations as a pipe organ, a military choir, and a full orchestra. The album peaked at number two and sparked another tour, which found the band playing more than 120 shows over the course of a year. When touring wrapped up in early 2008, Arcade Fire played several shows in support of presidential candidate Barack Obama before beginning to work on a third album. The resulting Suburbs, an eclectic 16-track ode to childhood, suburban sprawl, and middle-class dreams both won and lost, arrived on August 2, 2010.
In late January 2010, Jónsi announced that Sigur Rós was on "an indefinite hiatus", as the band had scrapped plans for a new album previously announced to be released in 2010, saying that "they were just rumours".
Their award-winning, 2008 debut album Walking on a Dream shot the duo to international success and to date has been certified double platinum in Australia and gold in the United Kingdom. The album has sparked a number of internationally charting singles including "Walking on a Dream" which peaked at number ten on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and reached number sixty four on the UK Singles Chart, and "We Are the People", which peaked at number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart.
The duo's second album Ice on the Dune was released on 14 June 2013 in Australia, and was preceded by lead single "Alive" on 16 April. They are currently signed to EMI Australia and Virgin UK.