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It has been a bittersweet week over here at Stereogum HQ as we bid farewell to our good friend and super-talented colleague Claire Lobenfeld. Fortunately, we got a deep pile of new songs to distract us from our bumming. This week’s 5 Best span the spectrum, from noise to hip-hop to electronic to drone-R&B –… More »

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

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Bear In Heaven – “Autumn (Matthew Dear Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bear In Heaven released their new album, Time Is Over One Day Old, last month, and on that album was the thumping space-rock single "Autumn."…
Miles Bowe | October 3, 2014 - 10:40 am

Matthew Dear – “Pawn In Their Game”

Hohokum is an upcoming PS4 game that partnered with the label Ghostly in order to craft the soundtrack. That soundtrack is available to stream now…
Miles Bowe | July 28, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Matthew Dear (Feat. Tegan And Sara) – “Pale Shelter” (Tears For Fears Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

We just heard Tears For Fears add to their pile of modern indie covers with a take on Animal Collective's "My Girls." Now here are…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2013 - 11:01 am

Audion – “Motormouth”

As Audion, electro-architect Matthew Dear makes expansive, ascendant quilts of techno and new track "Motormouth" is one of his most intricate to-date. It's one of…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 4, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Jagwar Ma – “Come Save Me (Matthew Dear Remix)”

When we posted Aussie duo Jagwar Ma's "The Throw" back in January, I noted its evolving waves of dance movements to Matthew Dear's journey-track "Black…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 25, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Tegan And Sara – “I Was A Fool” (Matthew Dear Remix)

Superfans might disagree, but as far as I'm concerned, Tegan And Sara's newest album, Heartthrob, is also their best. And that album's best song is…
Michael Nelson | April 18, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Stream Matthew Dear Beams

Next week, Michigan dance-music veteran Matthew Dear will release Beams, his follow-up to 2010's excellently smoky Black City. We've already heard two darkly glamorous tracks…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Matthew Dear – “Earthforms”

The first track we heard from Matthew Dear's soon-to-be-released Beams, "Her Fantasy," saw the electo auteur delivering a dark techno-synthpop hybrid. "Earthforms" is even sparer…
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2012 - 11:56 am

Matthew Dear – “Her Fantasy (Poolside Remix)”

Dapper dance music experimentalist Matthew Dear returns this summer with Beams, the followup to the excellent Black City LP. The slow techno of "Her Fantasy"…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2012 - 11:28 am

Matthew Dear – “Her Fantasy” Video

In the video for "Her Fantasy," the excellent new slow-throb synthpop single from Matthew Dear, we see glamorous portraits of a cast of characters who…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2012 - 10:43 am

Matthew Dear – “Crimewaves”

Last week, slinky techno auteur Matthew Dear announced a new album called Beams and debuted his excellent new single "Her Fantasy." Yesterday, the actual "Her…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2012 - 8:53 am

Matthew Dear – “Her Fantasy”

On 2010's Black City, the longtime dancefloor adventurer Matthew Dear worked up a slickly dark and unique form of techno-pop. He'll follow that album up…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Matthew Dear – “In The Middle I Met You There”

Headcage, the new EP from Michigan dance-music adventurer Matthew Dear, is out today, and we've already posted the title track. Below, download another selection from…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Matthew Dear – “Headcage”

Next year -- next month, to be more specific -- Matthew Dear follows up 2010's excellent Black City LP with Headcage, a four-track EP recorded…
Amrit Singh | December 9, 2011 - 10:17 am

The Drums – “Me And The Moon (Matthew Dear Remix)”

"Me And The Moon," in its original form, felt frantic underneath singer Jonathan Pierce's pleas. Matthew Dear's remix is way more Matthew Dear like, i.e.,…
jessica | December 9, 2010 - 4:37 pm

Matthew Dear – “Innh Dahh”

"Innh Dahh" is a blurry bonus track for Dear's insanely great Black City album. You can get it as a bonus with the digital release…
jessica | October 14, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Matthew Dear – “Slowdance (Bear In Heaven Remix)”

This remix cuts out a bit of what was awesome about the original -- the slow syrup of Matthew Dear's vocal samples. But Bear In…
jessica | September 7, 2010 - 6:05 pm

New xx Video – “VCR”

The melancholic twee minimalists of best new act the xx perfectly set the stage for the intimate, icy teen love depicted in this Marcus Söderlund-directed…
brandon | January 20, 2010 - 1:22 pm