To watch Matthew Dear’s new music video, “Black City Live” is to take a film noir pill tainted with a bit of Timothy Lear’s special brew. This visual trip coincides with the aural one: the release of his new Slowdance EP.
The people behind the making of the “Black City Live” music video is Brooklyn’s m ss ng p eces (not a typo…read it carefully and you’ll get it in an “ah ha” way), calling themselves a “creative company inspired by the limitless potential of the web. We are a team of artists and strategists dedicated to cross-platform storytelling.”
As opposed to other videos that feature a song, this video story captures the images and thoughts that go through Dear’s mind before he steps on stage to perform, tapping the industrial setting to provide the music cling and clang backdrop to what your eyes are experiencing.
Coming off the recent Interpol tour that took Dear through Europe, the electronic producer and performer is preparing once more for the next tour. He starts in San Francisco this Friday, April 8 at the Mezzanine, co-headlines a show with The Drums at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on April 11, and hits a few more U.S. cities before jumping over to Europe for summer dates and festivals.