After an assortment of 12” releases under his belt, Matthew Dear releases his debut full-length album, consisting of all-new material including the hit single “Dog Days”. Dear adds a pop element to his sleek minimal techno with the addition of lead vocals on several tracks.
Rolling Stone: “Dear infuses all the eroticism of house music without resporting to blunt force. The result is as invigorating a dance-floor record as has been heard all year.” Four stars.
The New York Times: “What separates him from the electro revival is a peculiar comination of geeky introversion and an old-fashioned backbeat he borrowed from swing. He’s creating his own claustrophobic jitterbug party.”
Entertainment Weekly: “Dear’s dark breakdowns and agitated rhythms are all his own, and they’re proof the underground remains an inspiring place to be.”
Pitchfork Media: ”...his most satisfying release to date and another techno-dub record that deftly straddles the line between home listening and the dancefloor.”
Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral So...check out Matthew Dear's page and other releases