Here’s the running tally of albums that we expect to see in 2016: Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Radiohead, Beyoncé, Rihanna. Kind of an all-star list, no? Well, now we can add M83 to it. According to Justin Meldal-Johnsen—who has several writing, production, and vocal credits on the last M83 album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming—the band has completed work on their new album. It will be their first album in nearly 5 years.
We have no title or release date yet, of course, but based on M83’s festival gig schedule for 2016, it seems likely that we can bet that it’s out around or before the summer.
The French band will undoubtedly be popular among music festivals next year, but here is an early batch of dates:
06-16-19 Dover, Delaware - Firefly Festival
07-07-08 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live
07-09 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive
08-10-17 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Fest
08-12-14 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival Helsinki
08-11-13 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Fest