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.
Sunday, June 29 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere I Sleep Alone the new album by Psalmships.
Sunday, May 4 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Have You Ever Done Something Evil?, the new album by Boston's Hallelujah the Hills.
Sunday, April 27 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Numbskull, the latest power-pop nugget from North Carolina's Wesley Wolfe.
Wednesday, December 11 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
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Singles by North Carolina underground heroes Spider Bags.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Connections' Into Sixes is the band truly hitting its stride while also testing its limits in exciting ways.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Migrations of Glass is a great record, one with as much control as wild abandon, as much structure as borderlessness.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
On Ray Raposa's first Castanets record in five years, the elements of the formula haven't changed very much, though the album works best when the balance between those elements shift in fresh ways.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
On Dial Tone, the Steve Adamyk Band hones its own punky pop sensibility into the group's tightest, most infectious set yet.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
The best parts of Only Come Out at Night reveal an ambitious pop band that still delivers the immediate punch of its pop-punk contemporaries.
Wednesday, July 9 2014
"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's James Jackson Toth releases his new album, Farmer's Corner, in May on Fire Records
Tuesday, October 29 2013
Schooner presents the latest clip for punchy tune "Feel Better", from their excellent 2013 record, Neighborhood Veins.
Tuesday, February 26 2013
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 -Columbia/Legacy [$18.98]