Matthew Dear is gearing up to release his first music since last year's critically lauded Black City. But before he drops a proper full-length follow-up in Beams, the producer/DJ/songwriter is putting out the Headcage EP on Jan. 17 via Ghostly. The four-track effort features a bubblier sound from Dear, who previously explored darker sonic territory on Black City. It also boasts a collaboration with Jonny Pierce, of the Drums, who offers his vocals to "In the Middle (I Met You There)." You can get a feel for where Dear is headed next by streaming the title track below.