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.
Sunday, August 9 2009
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.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
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.
Thursday, June 6 2013
Herbert Complete gives ardent fans of this minimal techno maestro a decade's worth of essential albums and intriguing extras.
Sunday, August 12 2012
A supremely funky excursion into the future of pop-soul, the debut album by London-based duo Twin Cities strikes a wonderful middle ground between ambitious, up-front lyricism and bold, sugar-soaked production.
Wednesday, August 8 2012
Brooklyn-based musician Bill Gillim, formerly of Tigercity, creates an ambient atmosphere centering on his soaring, high-pitched falsetto.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
Dubstep's breakout female sensation creates a sonically and emotionally rich debut album for Hyperdub.
Monday, December 14 2009
Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.