Dear, Matthew / Beams
Album:Beams Collection:General
Artist:Dear, Matthew Added:Oct 2012
Label:Ghostly International 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-10-21 Pull Date:2012-12-23 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Dec 23Dec 9Dec 2Nov 18Nov 11Nov 4Oct 28

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 14, 2015:After the After Party
Do The Right Thing
4.Dec 18, 2012:Electrowave
2.Apr 25, 2014:A Visit From Drum
5.Dec 04, 2012:Clubbing Zeal
Shake Me
3.Apr 18, 2014:A Visit From Drum
6.Nov 28, 2012:The Paint
Her Fantasy

Album Review
Rasmus Rygaard
Reviewed 2012-10-20 
Confident electro-rock. Matthew Dear returns with an album that’s more interesting, less moody, and much much funkier than his previous efforts. Watch out for funky bass stabs, playful synthesizers and Dears manly droning vocals. The first half contains some true gems, but the second half is somewhat more forgettable. Play this if you like indie rock but still feel like nodding along to the beat every now and then.

Try: 3, 1, 5, 11
FCC: Clean

1) 6:16 * Upbeat, bouncy. Whistles and jungle sounds. Laid back cosmic vibes and deep vocals.
2) 3:36 Trippy wobbly drum beats. Joy Division - ‘Transmission”-esque bass line with drawn out vocal exercises.
3) 3:48 ** Cool beat and rhythm. Slow, dirty, and hip-twistingly funky. Sharp contrast between deep beat and shrill synths. Extremely cool all around.
4) 5:02 Repetitive, cyclic. Looping vocal layers mixed with swooning synths and plucking keys. Weird haunted 70 second outro.
5) 4:18 * Guitar-driven with funky bass. Left/right channel playfulness, interesting patterns. Sharp and focused.
6) 3:14 Aggressive, vocal-driven. Fast paced, loud, and intense.
7) 3:50 Back to the slow and moody vibes. Twisted vocals, schizophrenic vibe.
8) 3:51 Weirdly slow and deconstructed track. No real melody to work with.
9) 4:44 Electronic experiments. Long instrumental intro, dramatic vocals. Steady beat, solid pace. Pensieve James Murphy, is this you?
10) 4:33 Haunted bleeps and blops, electronic glitches. Some dark lyrics on this one. Beware. Stubborn and dark.
11) 6:10 * Cool electo backdrop. Light and airy. Solemn vibes. There’s a vocoder, too.

Track Listing
1.Her Fantasy 6.Overtime
2.Earthforms 7.Get The Rhyme Right
3.Headcage 8.Ahead Of Myself
4.Fighting Is Futile 9.Do The Right Thing
5.Up & Out 10.Shake Me