Anthony Lombardi was born and bred in Waterbury, Connecticut, utilizing the majority of his formative years skipping school in order to isolate himself in his bedroom in the projects with his Beatles records and Martin Scorsese films. Choosing to forgo a typical adolescence, his social life shrunk as his pop culture consciousness grew. He now resides in Brooklyn, New York and spends his time tearing down musicians' hopes and dreams with his pen of venom whilst occasionally taking the time to spotlight a worthwhile album or two.
Epic Revelations: An Interview with Sharon Van Etten | 7 Jun 2011 // 4:00 PM
Sharon Van Etten wrestles with excitement and restraint as she unveils to PopMatters revelations concerning her newly found confidence; the advantages of working with collaborators as opposed to working solo; her rise in the indie rock world; and, not least, her upcoming record.
Moving Mountains with Her Point of View: An Interview with the Mynabirds | 25 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM
Hot on the heels of the most promising debut album of 2010, Laura Burhenn of the Mynabirds divulges with PopMatters on coming to terms with being a good person through her music, working with the enigmatic Richard Swift, and why Ringo Starr is so misunderstood.
Here We Go Magic: Pigeons | 23 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM
Pigeons may not be the defining moment all the blog buzz hinted at, and Luke Temple may still have several rough patches to smooth out in his songwriting process, but with Here We Go Magic's subtly enchanting second record, it sure is fun to listen to him work out the kinks.
Damien Jurado: Saint Bartlett | 26 May 2010 // 4:00 PM
Saint Bartlett won't change the opinion of anyone who's already had his or her mind made up on Damien Jurado, but for those awaiting a welcome fork in the road, the record more than satisfies. It's arguably the best front-to-back record of his career.
Richard Swift and Damien Jurado - Other People's Songs (new album / MP3) | 31 Aug 2010 // 10:10 PM
A deliciously eccentric covers record offered entirely for free via a freshly minted tumblr page, in their own words, "these recordings came about spontaneously, and we wanted to share them in the same manner."
Slipped Disc: Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light | 14 Dec 2009 // 11:00 PM
Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.