It's absolutely impossible to dislike, and while this new M83 track has hit or will hit every internet music blog from here to Thailand today, everything is as it should be. In 2009, as a wee little blogger, starry-eyed at my first Pitchfork festival, I remember sitting about ten thousand people back from the central stage and being awestruck at the conglomeration of the lowering sunset and M83 absolutely tearing the house down at the festival. Ironically, Citizen James and I were actually watching the show with a current Mute Records employee, and our discussions about bands, including M83, took up a good chunk of that evening. M83's album will probably be the biggest, most buzzed of the year, and that holds water, easily apparent with one spin of "Midnight City." Addictive beats, rhythms, and energy hasn't sounded as fresh as this anywhere on the web in 2011. Just like everyone else, we're stoked to listen to the entire album. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is out on October, 18th.
Dum Dum Girls is also tap dancing all over the blogosphere dance floor over the last 24 hours, with the offering of the first track of their upcoming Sub Pop release, Only In Dreams. Jarring me awake this morning, the track is the real deal, a slow-burning opus that sees the band step completely outside of past work. We also caught Dum Dum Girls in NXNE and they gave one of the finest performances we saw that the festival. Fans that have spun the grooves off of the He Gets Me High EP can stretch and get limber – the LP is coming soon. "Coming Down" moves into the emotional territory that folks have alluded to with the upcoming album, and the lyrical tilt of the song is inspired by the loss of Dee Dee's father during the album's creation. There are over six minutes of emotion on aural canvas with this track and the sincerity will blow your speakers. Let the Mazzy Star "Fade into You" references come, but this track is hitting me just as hard as that one did back in high school. The album drops on September 27th.