Matthew Dear‘s fifth full-length is very close to being released. Beams, the follow up to his 2010’s Black City, drops on August 27th in Europe and a day later in North America via Ghostly International.
In Beams, recorded in Dear’s home studio in New York and “shot through with equal parts optimism and uneasiness” as the press release states, “a thick-fingered electric bass gallops in atop a driving backbeat”.
“It’s alright to be someone else sometimes.” said Matthew Dear. “I’m about 4 to 5 different people at any given time. By allowing all of those different personalities to exist… the most pure and direct self can come through in the music. [The songs] may still be cryptic, and full of contradictions—but in my opinion, that is pure, unadulterated thought in musical form. They are direct lines to the center.”
To entice us even more before the release, Dear has shared a new single off Beams, ‘Earthforms’. Listen to it now.