Ian Mathers
Features // 13 Articles
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Blogs // 9 Articles

“But If We Did That, We’d Be Lying”: An Interview with Gareth Campesinos! | 3 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

Gareth Campesinos! talks about how a recent breakup affected the new record, the role that depression plays in his lyrics, and why touring is a weird thing to do.

R.E.M's 'Out of Time' Over Time | 5 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM

On Out of Time, R.E.M. wasn't too big to be cool -- yet.


JOBS: killer BOB sings | 12 Aug 2015 // 9:15 PM

Agile, noisy experimentalists add a vocalist and get both more straightforward and more daring.

Aidan Baker: The Confessional Tapes | 9 Apr 2015 // 9:03 PM

One of heavy music's most prolific and interesting artists makes a quiet, patient album that stands with his best work.


Noises Sound Like the End: 13 Essential Mogwai Songs | 22 Jan 2014 // 4:00 AM

With the very fine new album Rave Tapes out this month, PopMatters looks back on Mogwai's rich career by picking 13 of the finest songs from the full span of the post-rock band's work.

//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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