Central Park Summerstage
Wednesday, August 8
Better than: Being forced to watch that Victoria's Secret commercial over and over again.
M83 are at a crossroads. Last fall's daringly expansive Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, coupled with its equally cinematic long-form video components, unabashed commercial synchs and a forthcoming Disney-scoring gig, have placed the brainchild of Anthony Gonzalez squarely on the springboard.
The reality of that intersection was striking last night at Central Park, where they played an extended, almost too-beautiful electro set that couldn't quite peg what it wanted to be: a romantic indie dream-pop secret? That band from all those Red Bull ads? Or, like, Katy Perry-big? The result: an evening chock-full of contradictionsnone unpleasant to experience, but all blisteringly symptomatic of the choices Gonzalez and his band either are about to make or are in the midst of making.More »