Electro maverick and dapper gentleman Matthew Dear is set to release his fifth LP Beams this week, the follow-up to his excellent 2010 LP Black City and this year’s Headcage EP. We’ve previously heard the great synthpop single ‘Her Fantasy‘, as well as the Jonathan Pierce (The Drums) collaborative single ‘Headcage‘, and now you can stream the album in full. Beams is another terrific album from Dear, which finds him continuing to push his sound and explore more sonic textures — turning for the first time to a production team (Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid). I’m looking forward to giving it plenty more listens, and for those interested in a track-by-track breakdown of the LP with the man himself, head to SPIN.
Beams is out August 28. Stream it below (via NME).