Having not only loved snowboarding videos for… well… being “snow porn”, I’ve also loved them as being a kind of “music porn“ as well… since what pairs best with super sick, epic runs than some super sick, epic tracks to go with, right?? Brain Farm’s – The Art of Flight, was no exception.
One of those bands, M83, was fittingly named after a spiral galaxy, Messier 83, since the music seems larger than life. M83 supplied the Intro and Outro, shown here..
The combination of hi-def, slow-mo, mountain shredding gold and tracks like this makes for one hell of an experience to watch. How then would this music sound live?? I was determined to know… so, I set out to see M83 in action. I got that chance last Monday while they were playing back-to-back, sold out shows on the 22nd and 23rd at the Fillmore in San Fransisco.
Opening for M83 was I Break Horses. A good band in their own right, they created a great atmosphere… but nothing to write home about. The fact this show had been sold out becomes pretty obvious as the opener breaks down and the floor fills up.
…So how’d it go?…
Have to say… M83 definitely KILLED IT!! Hearing all the tracks live was absolute face-melting awesomeness… especially their single, “Midnight City”. After just the first few notes, the place exploded!!!!! Luckily, the saxophonist featured in that track was still with them on the tour. As lead singer, Anthony Gonzalez, described to Spin about the album from which “Midnight City” was released, Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, “it’s very, very, very epic”… “[it’s] mainly about dreams, how every one is different, how you dream differently when you’re a kid, a teenager, or an adult.” As a child of the late 80’s early 90’s myself, it’s a pleasant dose of nostalgia that 90’s saxophone brings that so few bands can really do successfully. Major props for that.
I love finding those songs that seem to open your heart and fill it with such amazing energy you can‘t help but be carried along for the ride. No wonder those tracks were snagged for The Art of Flight… a seriously good move! In short, you wont be sorry if you make it a point to catch this band live… in fact, it’s highly recommended. Until then, check out their video for the amazingly epic “Midnight City”. ~Enjoy!