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 // 20 Articles
Reviews // 1094 Articles
Blogs // 13 Articles
//Features

North Carolina's Phuzz Phest 2016 Is a Music Festival Done Right | 27 Apr 2016 // 5:14 AM

Festivals can and should be transactions, but not of capital or codified cool. They should bring people into a space so they can see what it's about and let them add something to it. NC's Phuzz Phest does this well.

The Top 10 Overlooked Albums of 2014 | 8 Dec 2014 // 9:19 PM

The finest of the unsung in 2014 remind us of the power of experimentation and tradition, energy and intricacy, discovery and getting lost.

//Reviews

See Gulls: Curtain Call | 15 Sep 2016 // 4:32 AM

See Gulls offer up another impressively expansive EP with Curtain Call, one that stretches out both its sound and its emotional impact.

Wrekmeister Harmonies: Light Falls | 13 Sep 2016 // 9:20 PM

Wrekmeister Harmonies' impressive new record, Light Falls, pairs down the number of guests and creates a central band, a smaller group on which to build a new kind of composition.

//Blogs

Estrangers - "Croc Rock" (audio) (premiere) | 26 Jul 2016 // 7:31 AM

"Croc Rock", the new single from North Carolina's Estrangers, isn't afraid to murk up and complicate the band's shimmering pop sensibilities.

Some Army - 'One Stone and Too Many Birds' (album stream) (premiere) | 5 Apr 2016 // 5:39 AM

Some Army's debut record becomes more indelible with each listen, with each tangled mix of atmosphere and hooks, of mood and melody.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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