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 // 1079 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

Connections: Midnight Run | 25 Jul 2016 // 9:20 PM

After the taut Into Sixes, the more fractured Midnight Run risks upsetting the formula the band has established, and yet that risk pays off at every turn.

Rhyton: Redshift | 24 Jul 2016 // 9:29 PM

Redshift is an impressive and lasting record because it manages something not all experimental music can pull off. It is both immediate and challenging, catchy and complex.

//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.

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//Blogs

Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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