Tuesday, October 9, 2007

live: Matthew Dear

"Your life will only be just what you want it for"

Matthew Dear's Bobk-approved Asa Breed is one of our favorite electronic releases of the past year. His wizardry at crafting computer-based music is apparent, which is why we were skeptical when he announced that his tour in support of the album would feature a live band.

Dubbed "Matthew Dear's Big Hands," the group showcases Matthew on vocals/computer, John Gaviglio on bass/vocals, and Mark Maynard on drums. They recently stopped by Public Radio International's "Fair Game" where they played three tracks (see below) and laid our fears to rest. Check HERE for more info and tourdates (including a Ghostly/DFA joint Halloween party at Studio B in Brooklyn!)

Matthew Dear's Big Hands- Deserter
Matthew Dear's Big Hands- Death to Feelers
Matthew Dear's Big Hands- Fleece on Brain
(All tracks recorded October 3, 2007, live on "Fair Game")

As an added bonus, listen to a streaming version of Hot Chip's "jaw-dropping" remix of the Asa Breed track "Don and Sherri." Look for the full single in stores October 16, courtesy of Ghostly.

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