After six years since his last album, Matthew Dear announces release of Bunny for October 12.
In late June of 2017, DJ, dance-music producer, and experimental pop auteur Matthew Dear
shared the noctambulant “Modafinil Blues
” which marked Dear’s return to his artistic id, apart from his other projects’ egos: a momentous, prodigal shift inward to a dark and playful psyche. Later that August, Dear quickly followed up with “Bad Ones
” a collaboration with longtime friends Tegan and Sara
For years his work has suggested a populist impulse buried within, and here, in the presence of pop prestige, Dear’s sweetest side shines through. Buoyant and blithe, “Bad Ones” presents flirtation as mischief, and honesty as power, with lyrics that convey the paralysis of insecurity.
With the announcement of the upcoming October release came “Bunny’s Dream
,” a song that finds Dear parading down a rabbit hole of unhinged phrasings, dreams, and interludes. On “Bunny’s Dream,” Dear presents a dual vision of avant-pop that saunters in the shadows and stands brightly in the moonlight. Album track “Echo
” was also made available as a playful counter to “Bunny’s Dream.”
The glitchy and disorienting love song “Horses” marked the fifth song made available from Bunny.Featuring contributions from Tegan and Sara, along with Greg Ahee from Protomartyr, “Horses” was written for his wife, inspired by a photo of two horses on display in a gallery window that they would pass by regularly.
In support of the new release, Dear has announced a tour with dates spanning from coast to coast. Get your tickets for the November 1 show at Marquis Theatre HERE
and grab your copy of Bunny
when it drops in the coming weeks.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Nov 01 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Nov 02 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
Nov 03 Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
Nov 04 Portland, OR @ Holocene
Nov 08 San Francisco, CA @ Public Works
Nov 09 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Nov 11 Seattle, WA @ Nectar
Nov 15 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Nov 16 Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust