My friends already
think know I am a psycho when it comes to music I love. Not having someone to go to a show with? No problem, I’m going anyway. They are only playing 2 hours away in NYC on a work night? No problem, I’m going anyway. Pretty sure over the past 2 weeks I’ve gotten maybe 10 hours of sleep total. But as dazed as I am, my heart is the happiest it has ever been. This week started out with my trek to NYC to see Bombay Bicycle Club Monday night then Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Tuesday (post soon to follow), but Wednesday, originally thought to be my “night of rest” (yeah right, funny joke I just told) ended with me getting a last minute ticket invite to M83, one of my absolute favorite bands to see live (thanks Mute you fucking rock!!!).
I brought my roommate Dylana, we both had just saw M83 at Union Transfer and have been dying to see them again since, so we were lucky they decided to come back to Philly so soon to play The Electric Factory.
Dylana and I are both absolutely obsessed with the bassist of M83 (who we sadly learned
obviously has a girlfriend, sorry ladies…) because he goes bananas on stage, has the best dance moves, and really knows how to play cowbell (among his other instruments: bass, keys, etc.) see below:
Before even going into the venue Dylana could not shut up about them hopefully playing “Sitting” and when the time came during the show we went nuts.
*Spoiler Alert* If you are going to see M83 for the first time or plan on it (as you should) do not read the following: I ran into another friend in the crowd who had never seen M83 live before, and I wish to God I had video taped her reaction when the jazz saxophonist came out on stage for the solo during “Midnight City” it was sheer double-rainbow status and could have easily been played by Kristen Wiig on SNL, “Oh my Goooooood, oh my Goooooood, look!! look at him!!! the jazz saxophone!!! ooh my Gooooood!! He is so good!! he has been waiting for this the whole show!!! This is his moment!!! This is it!!! This is what he has been waiting…he has been waiting this whole time!!!!” Serious tears in my eyes laughing at her reaction, it was such a beautiful moment to witness in someone’s life. Picture of the badass saxophonist here.
*M83 virgins start reading again here*:
Overall, the show, once again fucking rocked. Which is why, we couldn’t be more stoked to learn that Philly’s favorite dream band, Sun Airway, will be opening up for M83 in October in NYC.
Obviously, we are going (third time this year is a charm!). Sun Airway recently released a single off their upcoming album Soft Fall due out October 2nd called “Close”. I am fucking obsessed with it and the rest of the album. If Soft Fall was a man I would take his hand, drive to Vegas immediately and marry him. I could listen to it on repeat for the rest of my life and be happy. Soft Fall the perfect mixture of dreamy layered instrumentals, romantic lyrics, tracks to chill out to and tracks to dance to until the sun rises. I cannot wait to see them open for and entrance the unsuspecting fans of M83 into a captivating state of love. But don’t listen to me, listen “Close” and decide for yourself.
Can’t get to NYC? Check out the rest of the Sun Airway / M83 Tour Dates:
Sun Airway w/ M83:
Sun Airway w/M83 tour dates:
September 26 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore
September 27 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
September 29 – Richmond, VA @ The National
September 30 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVA
October 02 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
October 03 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
October 07 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
October 09 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
October 10 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
October 11 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium