Zachary Houle
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Zachary Houle is a writer living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee for his short fiction, and the recipient of a writing arts grant from the City of Ottawa. He has had journalism published in SPIN magazine, The National Post (Canada), Canadian Business, OttawaShowbox.com and more. He also reviews books for bookwookie.ca.

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//Features

Now Hear This!: Tommy Keene - 'Excitement at Your Feet' (album premiere) | 8 Sep 2013 // 11:00 PM

PopMatters premieres a collection of covers by underground power pop hero Tommy Keene, Excitement at Your Feet.

Now Hear This!: The Orange Peels - 'Sun Moon' (album and video premiere) | 5 May 2013 // 6:20 PM

PopMatters premieres Sun Moon, the latest from Bay Area indie-pop vets the Orange Peels.

//Columns

'The Sentimentalists' Is a Novel That Lives Up to Its Title | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

The Sentimentalists has all of the hallmarks of a book published in Canada circa 1972, full of purple prose, a seemingly anti-American tract, and a classic rural setting, aka: Can-Lit.

Hüsker Dü: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock | 11 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM

What the world really needs is a straight-up account of one of the most important rock groups of all time. Now we have it in the form of music scribe Andrew Earles.

//Reviews

Those Gulls: Forevermore | 19 Dec 2014 // 8:30 AM

Music worth hearing forevermore? Perhaps, perhaps.

The Gallop: Tall Tale Tellers EP | 19 Dec 2014 // 7:30 AM

The alliterative Tall Tale Tellers EP is wall to wall with catchy, hummable songs.

//Blogs

The Gigolo Aunts - "Where I Find My Heaven" (1993) | 7 Aug 2012 // 4:00 AM

“Where I Find My Heaven” is a sheer (power) pop masterpiece.

The Fireweed Company - "The Philosophical Song" (video) | 19 Sep 2011 // 2:35 AM

It’s taken nearly 20 years, but the small town Canadian roots-rock band the Fireweed Company have finally, finally, gotten around to making a video. And a not bad one at that.

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//Blogs

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