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.
Tuesday, September 16 2014
The band's debut, Ride Your Heart, was focused, but For the Feel shows that Bleached can take that focus wherever it wants.
Monday, September 15 2014
Forget I Brought It Up, his new album for No Sleep, pushes Gordon's sound into full on brooding pop-punk.
Wednesday, September 10 2014
North Carolina's Flesh Wounds is one of the most volatile and infectious rock acts working, and their new, eponymous full-length flat-out shreds.
Sunday, September 7 2014
Re-recorded from old snippets, this new Ashrae Fax set is more self-assured than the band's debut, Static Crash!, though you might sometimes miss the nervous energy of that first album.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
Overjoyed, Half Japanese's first record in over a decade, is all unapologetic, whole-hearted declarations of love that, oddly, make for some of the band's most confrontational material yet.
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]