It's crazy to think that Matthew Dear hasn't released a "proper" album since 2012's Beams, but that is largely because his music is so unique that it's lasting. However, the release of the singles 'Modafinil Blues' and the Tegan & Sara featuring 'Bad Ones' last year suggested that a new Matthew Dear collection might be on its way, and today he has finally revealed his next master stroke: it's called Bunny. It comes out through Ghostly International on October 12th.

Let's allow the man himself to do some talking, as he has given us a delightful account of his position and the inspiration for the album, Bunny:

“'I make music for people who like my music’ is something I recently tweeted. There is something I’ve come to love about my career. I really can do whatever I want. So long as I feel it’s the best use of time, or yields results that translate into good music later. That’s where you’ll find the music. It’s in my head. It’s on my hard drives. It’s in my car driving the girls to school in the morning. They even asked me how Tegan and Sara snuck in and out of the house without them noticing to make those songs with me. The music is always there. It’s just a matter of time before it starts to bubble over and finally get stamped ‘property of the people.’”

“’I’m calling this one Bunny. As always, it’s got a little bit of everything that makes me who I am. Why Bunny? Fundamentally, I love the way the word looks and sounds. I love the way it rolls off the mind and onto the tongue. It’s a funny thing too. Bunnies are cute. Bunnies are weird. They’re soft. They’re sexy. They’re lucky. They wildly procreate. They trick hunters, but get tricked by turtles. They lead you down holes. They adorn the headboards of children’s beds, lined up meticulously just as mom did when she was your age. Bunnies are seemingly with us from birth, and probably skitter past on our way out the big door. ‘Viste al conejito papá?’ ‘Sí, fue una buena sopa!’ Good one pops.”

“So here is my album. Already a fading stamp on the passport of a time traveller.I do it all for you. I couldn’t quit if I wanted to. I’m only getting started.” - Matthew Dear.

There's no following that, really, except by listening to the two new tracks released today from the forthcoming album: 'Bunny's Dream' and 'Echo'. The former is a patient and progressive 7 minutes that enraptures immediately, soon has you jumping in your seat by the time the kick pops in, and keeps you swimming in hallucinogenic scenery throughout, until you're genuinely hopping around like the titular bunnies by the time of the song's congenially pounding apex. 'Echo' heavily features the line "nitrus was the drug of choice" - which sounds like the situation in which the track was recorded, Matthew Dear turning the sloppy sound into something wacky and lovable. Check out both below.

Pre-order Matthew Dear's Bunny from Ghostly ahead of its October 12th release.