Matthew Dear releasing new LP shortly

By | Published on Thursday 31 May 2012

Matthew Dear

Having made his studio debut in 2010 with the acclaimed ‘Black City’, alt-pop architect Matthew Dear is now to release a sequel in the form of new LP ‘Beams’. Out via Ghostly International on 27 Aug, it finds the NYC instrumentalist embracing a little more levity than he did whilst making its predecessor, though that isn’t to say it’s any less odd.

Just ask Dear, who says: “I try to write straight forward pop music. But it always comes out askew and off-kilter. I will say that ‘Beams’ is a turn toward the proverbial light. The songs on this album are the most honest I’ve written yet. Most of them are still entwined in a cryptic lyrical mesh that I won’t figure out for another few years or so, but trust me, the mesh is honest”.

And here’s a proverbial hors d’oeuvres in the form of LP featurette ‘Her Fantasy’: