Matthew Fiander
Image: Matthew Fiander
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 // 1089 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

Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969 | 19 Aug 2016 // 3:47 AM

The Columbia Years 1968-1969 isn't the sound of Betty Davis finding her voice so much as it is the sound of her fighting to get out from under the shadow of then-husband Miles Davis.

Eros and the Eschaton: Weight of Matter | 17 Aug 2016 // 9:04 PM

Weight of Matter is a confident new turn for Eros and the Eschaton and suggests that, now a five-piece, they're just getting started.

//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

I Just Murdered My Sister, and It Was Kind of Fun

// Moving Pixels

"The Deed makes murder a game, a pretty fun game.

READ the article