Matthew Dear "Little People (Black City)"
Matthew Dear's new album Black City is already available digitally and via custom-made totem, but old-fashioned types that want its contents on CD or vinyl will have to wait until the 'official' release date on August 17. "Little People (Black City)" is the closest thing the record has to a title track, and it finds Dear stretching his legs over the course of nine-plus minutes. We first spotted the track over at Pitchfork, who called out the vocal similarities to both David Bowie and Yello, and that's pretty right on. But it's also worth noting that even though Dear's vocals take center stage over the song's relatively laid-back techno skeleton, "Little People (Black City)" really works as a dance cut, albeit a bit of a spooky, leftfield one.