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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

Tuesday, September 16 2014

Bleached: For the Feel EP

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

Grey Gordon: Forget I Brought It Up

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

Flesh Wounds: Flesh Wounds

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

Ashrae Fax: Never Really Been Into It

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

Half Japanese: Overjoyed

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.


Weller: I [10.Jul.14]
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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