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Matthew Fiander
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PopMatters Associate Music Editor

Matthew Fiander is a music critic for PopMatters and Prefix Magazine. He also writes fiction and his work has appeared in The Yalobusha Review. He received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UNC-Greensboro and currently teaches writing and literature at High Point University in High Point, NC. You can follow him on Twitter at @mattfiander.


Features

Sunday, June 29 2014

Psalmships - 'I Sleep Alone' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere I Sleep Alone the new album by Psalmships.


Sunday, May 4 2014

Hallelujah the Hills - 'Have You Ever Done Something Evil?' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Have You Ever Done Something Evil?, the new album by Boston's Hallelujah the Hills.


Sunday, April 27 2014

Wesley Wolfe - 'Numbskull' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Numbskull, the latest power-pop nugget from North Carolina's Wesley Wolfe.


Wednesday, December 11 2013

The Top 10 Overlooked Albums of 2013

So now we go back and look at the records we maybe missed when we sped through the year, back to great dream-pop records from January, or great rock records from the spring, or great rap records we're still figuring out.


Sunday, June 16 2013

Now Hear This!: Spider Bags - 'Singles' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Singles by North Carolina underground heroes Spider Bags.


Reviews

Monday, July 21 2014

White Fence: For the Recently Found Innocent

For the Recently Found Innocent, Tim Presley's first studio-made record as White Fence ups the ante over his previous work.


Wednesday, July 16 2014

Reigning Sound: Shattered

Shattered, Reigning Sound's first full-length in five years, is the kind of record that pays tribute to the past, even walks in its shadow, but also provides its own strut.


Thursday, July 10 2014

Weller: I

I is a rare, generous album, one that doesn't latch on to what is lost but instead focuses on what could be found.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

The Skygreen Leopards: Family Crimes

Donovan Quinn and Glenn Donaldson took a straight ahead approach to making their latest, a record infused with immediate charm making its 33-minute running time feel breezy, even effortless.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

Total Control: Typical Systems

Typical Systems succeeds on good songcraft and -- most importantly -- heavy and convincing emotional weight.


Greys: If Anything [11.Jun.14]
Amen Dunes: Love [12.May.14]
Woodsman: Woodsman [11.Feb.14]
Snowbird: Moon [3.Feb.14]
Upset: She's Gone [27.Oct.13]
CAVE: Threace [16.Oct.13]
Danny Brown: Old [9.Oct.13]
FUZZ: FUZZ [1.Oct.13]
Scraper: Scraper [25.Sep.13]
The Clean: Vehicle [15.Aug.13]
Chance: In Search [31.Jul.13]
Isis: Celestial [10.Jul.13]
Wise Blood: id [25.Jun.13]
Czarface: Czarface [14.Mar.13]
Airstrip: Willing [27.Feb.13]
GRMLN: Explore EP [23.Oct.12]
Cat Power: Sun [4.Sep.12]
The Germs: (GI) [24.Jul.12]
Astrid: High Blues [26.Jun.12]
The Young: Dub Egg [10.Jun.12]
OFF!: OFF! [9.May.12]
Cardinal: Hymns [25.Jan.12]
Tony Sly: Sad Bear [20.Oct.11]
DMZ/Lyres [3.Oct.11]
Megafaun: Megafaun [18.Sep.11]
Fonda: Better Days [28.Aug.11]
Gardens: Gardens [22.Jun.11]
Darlings: Warma [5.Jun.11]
Wye Oak: Civilian [10.Mar.11]
Destroyer: Kaputt [24.Jan.11]
Suuns: Zeroes QC [14.Oct.10]
Busses: Busses [9.Oct.10]
Junip: Fields [13.Sep.10]
Rangda: False Flag [28.Jul.10]
Kaki King: Junior [14.Apr.10]
Harlem: Hippies [7.Apr.10]
Nana Grizol: Ruth [24.Mar.10]
Ox: Burnout [15.Nov.09]
ILAD: Here//There [20.Oct.09]
Polvo: In Prism [9.Sep.09]
Sholi: Sholi [22.Apr.09]
M. Ward: Hold Time [16.Feb.09]
Megapuss: Surfing [30.Nov.08]
Dungen: 4 [15.Oct.08]
The Organ: Thieves [14.Oct.08]
Doveman: Footloose [24.Aug.08]
Dianogah: Qhnnnl [12.Aug.08]
Bell: EP [15.Jul.08]
Ladyhawk: Shots [11.Mar.08]
Health: Health [13.Sep.07]
KK Null: Fertile [8.Jul.07]
Olvis: Bravado [23.May.07]

Blogs

Wednesday, July 9 2014

Trummors - "Strangers from Now On" (audio and Q&A) (Premiere)

"Strangers from Now On", the latest single from neo-folk duo Trummors' new album Moorish Highway, premieres here. We speak with Trummors' David Lerner to find out more about the new album.


Friday, April 11 2014

Wooden Wand - "Alpha Dawn" (stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

Wooden Wand's James Jackson Toth releases his new album, Farmer's Corner, in May on Fire Records


Tuesday, October 29 2013

Schooner - "Feel Better" (video) (Premiere)

Schooner presents the latest clip for punchy tune "Feel Better", from their excellent 2013 record, Neighborhood Veins.


Tuesday, February 26 2013

The Kingsbury Manx - "Handsprings" (Stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

North Carolina's Kingsbury Manx returns in March with their sixth full-length, Bronze Age.


Monday, December 13 2010

Bob Dylan - The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964

Bob Dylan - The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 -Columbia/Legacy [$18.98]


Red Red Meat - Bunny Gets Paid (Deluxe Edition) (Consuming Consumables) [2.Dec.09]
Charlie Louvin: Charlie Louvin [$14.98] (Consuming Consumables) [2.Dec.07]
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