Matthew Dear Offers Free Track From Beams ‘Fighting Is Futile’

The new album Beams is out now on Ghostly International

Beams finds Dear with “a new band, a new album, a new live show, an overflow of unreleased material, remixes to work on, a new house in the woods, a happy dog, a loving wife, and a wish list of synthesizers. In other words,” he says, “positive change surrounds me, and it is creatively inspiring.”

The new band sees Dear on vocals, guitar and electronics, joined by Ian Chang (Drums), Samer Ghadry (Percussion, Vocals, Guitars), and Danny Scales (Bass, Vocals). Jason Powers still handles the mixing desk and remains an integral a part of the team. “I have never felt more certain of myself on stage as I now do,” Dear says. “There are so many ways to convey music in a live setting, and it has to impact the viewer theatrically.”

Recorded in Dear’s home studio and mixed at Nicolas Vernhes’ (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter) Rare Book Room studios in Brooklyn.

Matthew Dear North American Tour Dates:
Nov 09 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton #

Nov 10 Montreal, QC – Il Motore #

Nov 11 Quebec, QC – Le Cercle #

Nov 14 Boston, MA – Paradise #

Nov 15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall #

Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur #

Nov 17 New York, NY – Webster Hall #

# w/ Light Asylum