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Matthew Dear Announces New Album, Shares Two New Songs - “Bunny’s Dream” and “Echo”

Bunny Due Out October 12 via Ghostly International; Two Songs Feature Tegan and Sara

Aug 08, 2018 Matthew Dear
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Matthew Dear has announced a new album, Bunny, and shared two songs from it, “Bunny’s Dream” and “Echo.” Bunny is due out October 12 via Ghostly International. It’s his first album under his own name in six years. “Bunny’s Dream” is the first official single and “Echo” is an additional album track. The album includes two songs featuring Tegan and Sara, including “Bad Ones,” which he shared as a single last year (and was one of our Songs of the Week). The album also includes another 2017 single, “Modafinil Blues.” Check out “Bunny’s Dream” and “Echo” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.

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 in 2016.

Dear issued this statement about Bunny: “Some bands have retired and come back in the amount of time since my last album. Hell, I’ve even played a part in making two more humans since Beams. But hey old man, why aren’t I rested? Why’s your boy so damn tired? Where’s the music? Did I finally succumb to the burn out you always warned me of? Well, I DJ’d a lot, put out an Audion album, and submitted a DJ-Kicks mix. Throughout it all, as has been the case since I was 14, I made loads of weirdo music. If it weren’t digital, there’d be boxes of tapes and tapes and tapes. See, that’s the thing. I’m a tinkerer. I’m a loop obsessed sound hack. The process is what I get out of bed for. So what gives Pops? Where is the music?

“‘I make music for people who like my music’ is something I recently tweeted. There is something I’ve come to love about my career. I really can do whatever I want. So long as I feel it’s the best use of time, or yields results that translate into good music later. That’s where you’ll find the music. It’s in my head. It’s on my hard drives. It’s in my car driving the girls to school in the morning. They even asked me how Tegan and Sara snuck in and out of the house without them noticing to make those songs with me. The music is always there. It’s just a matter of time before it starts to bubble over and finally get stamped ‘property of the people.’

“I’m calling this one Bunny. As always, it’s got a little bit of everything that makes me who I am. Why Bunny? Fundamentally, I love the way the word looks and sounds. I love the way it rolls off the mind and onto the tongue. It’s a funny thing too. Bunnies are cute. Bunnies are weird. They’re soft. They’re sexy. They’re lucky. They wildly procreate. They trick hunters, but get tricked by turtles. They lead you down holes. They adorn the headboards of children’s beds, lined up meticulously just as mom did when she was your age. Bunnies are seemingly with us from birth, and probably skitter past on our way out the big door. ‘Viste al conejito papá?’ ‘Sí, fue una buena sopa!’ Good one pops.

“So here is my album. Already a fading stamp on the passport of a time traveler. I do it all for you. I couldn’t quit if I wanted to. I’m only getting started.”

Bunny Tracklist:

01. Bunny’s Dream
02. Calling
03. Can You Rush Them
04. Echo
05. Modafinil Blues
06. What You Don’t Know
07. Horses (feat. Tegan and Sara)
08. Moving Man
09. Bunny’s Interlude
10. Duke of Dens
11. Electricity
12. Kiss Me Forever
13. Bad Ones (feat. Tegan and Sara)
14. Before I Go

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