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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.” Now Matthew Dear has given the track a remix that focuses more on the “space” than the “rock.” The drums that anchored the song are subdued here, which allows “Autumn”… More »

By: 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 and features a new song by Matthew Dear titled “Pawn In Their Game,” which fits right in with the game’s bright and playful visuals. You can stream the entire soundtrack… More »

By: 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 some modern indie musicians covering Tears For Fears. The team of Matthew Dear plus Tegan And Sara has tackled the 1983 single “Pale Shelter,” a shimmering New Wave gem with… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2013 - 11:01 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 »

By: Stereogum / November 8, 2013 - 1:49 pm

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 two new pieces that will appear on a career-spanning compilation Audion X, including standouts like “Mouth To Mouth” and “Kisses,” that is out next month via Ghostly International’s sister label… More »

By: 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 City.” Nine months later, the two have linked. Here, Dear flips the band’s “Come Save Me” into a elastic psych-pop for the band’s new remix collection. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 25, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

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 »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 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 its third single, the devastating ballad “I Was A Fool,” which sounds like an instant classic, the type of thing that should soundtrack a few million breakups over the next… More »

By: 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 from the album, “Her Fantasy” and “Earthforms.” And right now, the entire LP is streaming online. Listen to it below. More »

By: 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 and more straightforward; Dear sings a haunting, indelible melody over a New Order-ish bass line, driving percussion and slinky guitar. Listen. More »

By: 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” is its first single, and today it has a balmy synth-pop remix by LA duo Poolside. You can download it as an MP3 file by clicking a series of link… More »

By: 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 look like they could’ve been pulled from the freakier corners of circa-1978 Studio 54. It’s fun! Tommy O’Haver directs; watch it below. More »

By: 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 Fantasy” single came out, and it included another non-album track as a B-side. “Crimewaves” is an example of the sort of honking, sexed-up dance-pop that Dear built his last album,… More »

By: 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 later this summer with another one called Beams. And on first single “Her Fantasy,” he goes even deeper into the slinky underworld of Black City, creating a six-minute synthpop anthem… More »

By: 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 the release. It’s called “In The Middle I Met You There,” and it’s a slinky, bittersweet synthpop tune with a serious push-pull to its rhythm track. More »

By: 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 in Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room studio and due 1/17 via Ghostly. It features vocals from the Drums’ Jonny Pierce on a track, because Dear’s obviously a fan of that band. More »

By: 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., this version is collected, slower paced. And its beat, which sort of sounds like air getting sliced (he does the same thing to the vocals) is a lot like the… More »

By: 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 of Black City. More »

By: 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 Heaven add other vocals to puzzle over, and while their version has a lot more energy, there are a couple times where it also felt like it was drifting out… More »

By: 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 video for “VCR.” The romantically downcast protagonists scribble secret messages on walls then kick their feet through said walls, pine, make out, set fires. The latter act turns a previously… More »

By: brandon / January 20, 2010 - 1:22 pm
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