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Nine Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The National, Baxter Dury, and More

Plus Alex Lahey, Jessie Ware, Mathew Dear + Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 01, 2017

What a packed week for great new tracks. We could have easily done a Top 15. Some artists that almost made the cut include A. Savage, Bully, John Maus, Father John Misty (remixed by The Haxan Cloak), Tricky, Wolf Parade, and Zola Jesus.  More

Matthew Dear and Tegan and Sara Team Up for New Song “Bad Ones”

New Single Out Now via Ghostly International

Aug 29, 2017

Matthew Dear has shared a new song, "Bad Ones," that features the vocals of Tegan and Sara (as well as his vocals). The song is out now digitally via Ghostly International. It follows "Modafinil Blues," a moody new single Dear released back in late June.  More

Listen: Matthew Dear - “Modafinil Blues”

New Single Out Now via Ghostly International

Jun 29, 2017

It's been five years since Matthew Dear's last album under his own name, 2012's Beams, although he released a second album under his Audion alias last year. Now he is back with a moody new single, "Modafinil Blues." More

Dec 17, 2013

Hot on the heels of Tears for Fears sharing a cover of Animal Collective's "My Girls," Matthew Dear has inexplicably shared his own cover of Tears for Fears' 1983 single "Pale Shelter."  More

Nov 04, 2013

Tomorrow Matthew Dear will release a new single under his alias Audion, his first under the name since 2009. More

Matthew Dear to Release “Complete Edition” of “Beams”

Listen to the Unreleased Track "She's Just That Way"

May 29, 2013

On June 17 Matthew Dear has announced that he will release a "Complete Edition" of his most recent album Beams. More

Protest Sign Auction Ends In One Hour!

Your Last Chance to Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 23, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends in one hour at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Protest Sign Auction Ends Tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 22, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends tomorrow, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, and more

Protest Auction Ending Tuesday, Also Features Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 21, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction is now on and ends Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others.

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Oct 11, 2012

Several essential Gotham-based artistsGang Gang Dance, Beirut, Dirty Projectorshave for their most recent records decided to take a break from the big, often distracting city, to head for the tranquility and seclusion of upstate New York. Add to that crew of indie émigrés the electronic innovator Matthew Dear, though his move is more long-term. More

Under the Radar’s Protest Issue feat. Dan Deacon and Tegan & Sara covers hits newsstands next week!

Issue Also Features Ariel Pink, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Bird, The Drums, Tom Morello, Zola Jesus, Amanda Palmer, and much more

Aug 23, 2012

Under the Radar is pleased to share our election year Protest Issue for 2012, on newsstands next week, featuring two covers with Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue is now available to buy in the digital/iPad format hereMore

Matthew Dear Streams New Album “Beams”

Listen to New Album in Full

Aug 21, 2012

With just a full week left before releasing his new dance-inspired LP Beams, NYC electro artist Matthew Dear has offered up the entire album up to stream online. More

Listen: Matthew Dear - “Earthforms”

New Album Beams Out Aug. 28

Aug 08, 2012

Having shared the first bit of his upcoming album Beams with its lead single "Her Fantasy," producer and DJ Matthew Dear has come forward with a another selection from the effort with its opening track, "Earthforms." More

Jul 03, 2012

Next month Matthew Dear will release his newest full-length album BeamsMore

Listen: Matthew Dear - “Crimewaves”

B-side to Newest Single

Jun 05, 2012

Just last week DJ and experimental electronic artist Matthew Dear announced the upcoming release of his newest album Beams on July 28, debuting its opening track, "Her Fantasy." More

Matthew Dear Announces New Album

Beams Out This August

May 30, 2012

Electronic artist and DJ Matthew Dear has annnounced the release of a new full-length entitled Beams. More

Matthew Dear Announces New EP

"Headcage" Released January 17

Dec 08, 2011

New York based electro songwriter/DJ Matthew Dear has announced a new EP Headcage, slated for release January 17 via Ghostly International. We have the details. More

Watch: Matthew Dear “Slowdance” Video

Black and White Video for Black City Track

Aug 04, 2011

Matthew Dear has revealed a video for "Slowdance," taken off of 2010 release Black City (via Ghostly International.) More

Matthew Dear Announces New EP, Tour

Album Out April 5, 2011

Mar 03, 2011

Electro-master Matthew Dear is at it again. (And we wouldn’t have it any other way). The producer/musician recently announced a tour and new album. We have the details.  More


Interviews

Oct 11, 2012

Several essential Gotham-based artistsGang Gang Dance, Beirut, Dirty Projectors-have for their most recent records decided to take a break from the big, often distracting city, to head for the tranquility and seclusion of upstate New York. Add to that crew of indie émigrés the electronic innovator Matthew Dear, though his move is more long-term.  More


Reviews

Beams

Beams

Ghostly International

Aug 29, 2012

Matthew Dear's artistic profile reads like a discarded verse from LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge," with a career that has thus far encompassed glitch, microhouse, Detroit techno, electropop, and tech house; been recorded under such aliases as False, Audion, and Jabberjaw; and influenced by the likes of New York and Berlin, Eno, Adonis, and Talking Heads. He may not have registered in the hipster consciousness to quite the same degree as James Murphy, but over the past nine years and five full-length albums, Dear has quietly gone about proving himself to be one of the most ambitious and serious electronica artists out there. More