What’s This Playlist All About? The DJ, producer, and all-around electro polymath celebrates the release of his first album in six years, Bunny, with a collection he describes as simply “songs to breathe with.”
What You Get: A big peek into Bunny with singles like the haunting, heady sprawl of “Bunny’s Dream” and his two buzzing collabs with Tegan and Sara, “Horses” and “Bad Ones.” Dear also weaves in majestic licks from Built to Spill, funky grooves from krautrock kings CAN, beguiling noise from experimentalist Tobbaco, and warm country blues from Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.
Greatest Discovery: Singer-songwriter Amen Dunes sounds like a rawer, looser Fleet Foxes with the spacey, atmospheric “Splits Are Parted.”
How Does This Playlist Work as a Companion to Bunny? While the inclusion of artists like Brian Eno, Beacon, and CAN make sense with Dear’s own electronic work, the rest serves as a sort of stripped-down, singer-songwriter parallel to his own moody, mercurial melodies.