Dear, Matthew / Headcage
Album: Headcage   Collection:General
Artist:Dear, Matthew   Added:Feb 2012
Label:Ghostly International  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-05 Pull Date: 2012-04-08 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12
Airplays: 2 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 25, 2012: Saturday Morning Leftovers
In The Middle (I Met You There), Headcage
4. Feb 15, 2012: Modern Donkey - I Want More
2. Feb 23, 2012: Nathin' To Do
5. Feb 15, 2012: meow
In The Middle (I Met You There)
3. Feb 15, 2012: Everyday Commotion
In The Middle (I Met You There)
6. Feb 07, 2012: Youth Demographic
In The Middle (I Met You There)

Album Review
Rasmus Rygaard
Reviewed 2012-02-05
Clean, cool electropop. I think Matthew Dear took it too far with Black City. Sure, the album had its moments, but Dear seemed to consistently pick style over substance on his 2010 effort. On Headcage, however, the statements aren’t quite as bold, which makes the listening experience all the more enjoyable. Dear takes more chances with his instrumentation and percussion, both of which give him a more human aura. Not bad at all. For fans of Pantha Du Prince, Nicolas Jaar, John Roberts.
Try: 1, 2
FCC: Clean

1) 3:45 * Classic Dear. Bold groove, hushed background vocals makes room for Dear’s characteristic crooning voice. Gritty synthesizers chime in.
2) 3:50 * More playful, bouncy. Distorted percussion and softer vocals. Sounds like everything MGMT ever wanted to do.
3) 3:37 Distant mumbling. Weird and spaced out. Minimalistic underwater grooves.
4) 4:16 Rusty percussion, clattering stuff. Dear’s clean vocals on top of a esoteric foundation.

Track Listing
1. Headcage   3. Street Song
2. In The Middle (I Met You There)   4. Around A Fountain