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DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear - "Soil To Seed" (MP3)
Make that 788. CMJ spoke of 787 artists in their most recent batch of announcements, but now we know of another. Matthew Dear will hit the road for a string of US shows that will include CMJ (he has the dates listed as 10/22 and 10/23). Details on those are forthcoming, but what is known is that, later in his tour, Dear will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 23rd where his tunes will get the live band treatment. Tickets are on sale. All dates, most of which are "live band", are below.
Matthew Dear recently welcomed a new full-length in Black City, which dropped in middle August, and though Dear recently moved to NYC, the album title has nothing to do with our fair city:
The Quietus: I gather you moved to New York recently - has that had an effect on the album?Dig on one of those tracks, "Soil To Seed", above and dig on all tour dates below....
MD: Yeah - I'm careful to say yes - but the album's not about New York. The album's called Black City, but it's nowhere near a concept album. I'm not trying to generalise an alternate New York or anything. But generally the mood that a city evokes, the energy level and the pace of the city, can definitely have an effect on its residents. There's no great scene or collective New York experience that's happening at the moment that would influence this album. But just the way of the city - I think any city becomes Black City in a sense; London obviously is very dense and can have a lot of pressures on anybody who lives there - not only an artist, but you know a writer, a banker, anything. Black City is really just that sense of density, of being lost in the megastructure.
Is that something you feel more acutely in New York than you did in Detroit?
MD: Yeah, but strangely similar - it's almost like they're inverse ideas. Where Detroit's far more desolate and kind of abandoned - almost like a skeleton or a shell left of what once was - of that density. In that sense you get a really strange feeling of being alone in a burnt out machine. But it's great - Detroit's an amazing city for that.
Matthew Dear / Black City Teaser
MATTHEW DEAR - 2010 TOUR DATES
10.14 Chicago, IL @ Metro (Live band) w/ Four Tet
10.16 Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar (Live Band)
10.18 Montreal, QC @ Belmont (Live Band)
10.19 Boston, MA @ Great Scott (Live Band)
10.21 Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur (Live Band)
10.22 New York, NY @ CMJ Festival
10.23 New York, NY @ CMJ Festival
10.24 Washington , DC @ DC9 (Live Band)
10.27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Live Band)
11.02 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red (Live Band)
11.05 Los Angeles, CA @ Vanguard (Live Band)
11.06 San Francisco, CA @ Mighty (Live Band)
11.08 Portland, OR @ Holocene (Live Band)
11.10 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club (Live Band)
11.13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11.15 Ann Arbor, MI @ Bling Pig (Live Band)
11.23 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Live Band)
12.03 Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy (Live Band)
12.04 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo (Live Band)
12.05 Edingburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete's (Live Band)
12.06 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute (Live Band)
12.08 Brighton, UK @ Audio (Live Band)
12.09 London, UK @ XOYO (Live Band)
12.10 Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie (Live Band)
12.13 Brussels, BE @ Rotonde Botanique (Live Band)
12.14 Amsterdam, NL @ Trouw (Live Band)