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 // 4:14 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 // 8:19 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 // 3:32 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 // 8:20 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 // 6:31 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 // 4:39 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

'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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