Mike has been a staff writer at PopMatters since 2009. He began writing music reviews for his college paper in 2005, where he cut his teeth as an arts editor and weekly columnist. He graduated from Vassar in 2008 and is pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. He is currently writing his dissertation on the role of rejection sensitivity in online infidelity, and lives with his incredible girlfriend in a wonderful shoebox apartment in Washington, DC.
Beacons of Longevity: An Interview with Tortoise | 9 Aug 2009 // 4:00 PM
Tortoise co-founder Dan Bitney discusses the past, present, and future of the band that changed indie rock forever, and continues to thrill their power base on their first original record in five years, Beacons of Ancestorship.
Benoît Pioulard: Hymnal | 12 Jun 2013 // 5:01 PM
Benoît Pioulard frames his fourth record as a sort of meditation on faith vs. society, as though they are opposing forces, and how devotion provides succor in an uncertain and discomfiting world.
Herbert: Herbert Complete | 6 Jun 2013 // 5:02 PM
Herbert Complete gives ardent fans of this minimal techno maestro a decade's worth of essential albums and intriguing extras.
Slipped Disc: A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Ashes Grammar | 14 Dec 2009 // 3:04 AM
Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.