M83 are a French electronic/{{Shoegazing}} band. The main band member is Anthony Gonzalez (composer), and joining him live are Morgan Kibby (who has written and performed on the past two albums), Loïc Maurin (drums), and Jordan Lawlor.

Their career started in 2001 with a SelfTitledAlbum that received [[SoOkayItsAverage little attention or praise.]] They released their second album ''Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts'' in 2003: critically praised but commercially ignored for its first year. Then the indie scene picked it up and they gained some popularity. By 2005's ''Before The Dawn Heals Us'', they had gained a fanbase and critics were drooling in anticipation over the album's release. Though not as critically praised as ''Dead Cities'', it got very positive attention. Then ''Saturdays=Youth'' was released in 2008, once again getting them good sales and positive critical attention. The band's next album, ''Hurry Up, We're Dreaming'', was issued in 2011 to massive acclaim and its first single, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyonn3mQj8 Midnight City]]" was named the best song of the year by Pitchfork Media (and in 2012, the song became rather popular on alternative rock radio).

Indie kids ''love'' this band. It's very easy to spot why: M83 loves to use experimental sound effects to add to the artistic quality of their albums. Lots of people who aren't indie kids also love this band for the same reasons. Much like how [[Music/DaftPunk another popular French electronic group]] was chosen to score ''Film/TronLegacy'', they were chosen by director Joseph Kosinski to score ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}''.
!!M83 contains examples of the following tropes:
* BreakupSong: "Walkway Blues" from ''Junk''
* EpicRocking:"Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun", "Beauties Can Die", and "Midnight Souls Still Remain" all extend past 10 minutes.
** Although, in the case of "Midnight Souls Still Remain," it could be disputed whether repeating two chords with no variation whatsoever could be considered "epic" or "rocking."
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: The shoegazing edition.
* FakeOutFadeOut: Used in "Outro" from ''Hurry Up, We're Dreaming''.
* {{Homage}}: ''Saturdays = Youth'', from the artwork to the musical style to the music videos, is inspired by 80s Creator/BratPack era Creator/JohnHughes movies.
** The ''Midnight City'' video seems to be a shoutout to both ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned1960'' and ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', focusing on psychic children with glowing eyes.
** The ''Wait'' video has some shoutout to ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' and ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''
* IAmBecomingSong: "Steve [=McQueen=]", wherein the narrator sings about growing stronger than ever.
* LyricalDissonance: "Road Blaster" is a fun, bouncy song with a saxophone riff in place of a traditional "chorus". So it's easy to not notice that the lyrics say things like, "Evil is God and Iím going straight to Hell".
* MindOverMatter: The music videos for "Midnight City" and "Reunion".
* SelfDeprecation: Naming an album ''Junk'' probably counts.
* SpokenWordInMusic: Multiple examples across the albums, telling stories under the music...
** '''Before The Dawn Heals Us''': "Moonchild," the break from "Safe," and "Car Chase Terror"
** '''Hurry Up, We're Dreaming''': The opening of "Intro," the breaks from "Reunion" and "OK Pal," and the entirety of "Raconte-Moi Une Histoire" (in English) and "Echoes of Mine" (in French).
** ''Junk'' has "Bibi the Dog", most of which is spoken in French, some cheerleader-esque chants in "Laser Gun", and the latter half of "For the Kids", which is spoken in English by a young girl.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Anthony sings lead on comparatively few tracks on ''Junk''. Mai Lan is featured on several, while Jordan Lawlor, Susanne Sundfør, and {{Music/Beck}} all get one track each.
* StylisticSuck: Appropriately for the era of music that inspired ''Junk'', the first half of the instrumental track "The Wizard" is made to sound like it's being played back on a decades-old tape that has suffered significant wear and tear over the years.
* ToadLicking: Pretty much all there is to "Raconte-Moi Une Histoire" from ''Hurry Up, We're Dreaming''.
* WanderlustSong: "New Map"
* WelcomeToTheBigCity: "Midnight City" is a subversion; it was inspired by Anthony Gonzalez's admiration of Los Angeles's skyline after spending most of his life in the French countryside.