French electronic act M83 has returned to the electro-rock scene with an epic new track entitled “Midnight City.” It’s gripping and noisy with layers of percussion, keyboard and an unexpected saxophone wail that gives the song an 80’s throwback feel.

It’s the first release from their forthcoming double album, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming,” expected to release on October 18th. M83 first gained exposure while opening for Kings of Leon and The Killers in 2008, and in October they will kick off their own 20-date North American tour, with a stop at The Independent in San Francisco on November 10th.

Take a listen below and grab the song at M83′s official site.

“Midnight City” by M83

Ashley Smith is a writer and music lover from San Francisco. You can check out what she is grooving to at www.thegrooveisontheloose.com.