Evan Sawdey
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PopMatters Interviews Editor

Evan Sawdey started contributing to PopMatters in late 2005, and has also had his work featured in publications such as SLUG Magazine, The Metro (U.K.), Soundvenue Magazine (Denmark), the Daily Dot, and many more. Evan has been a guest on HuffPost Live, RevotTV's "Revolt Live!", and WNYC's Soundcheck (an NPR affiliate), was the Executive Producer for the Good With Words: A Tribute to Benjamin Durdle album (available for free), and wrote the liner notes for the 2011 re-release of Andre Cymone's hit 1985 album A.C. (Big Break Records), the 2012 re-release of 'Til Tuesday's 1985 debut Voices Carry (Hot Shot Records), and many others. He is the co-founder and host of The Chartographers, a podcast for pop music nerds, and has hosted PopTalk for PopMatters. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. You can follow him @SawdEye should you be so inclined.

Features // 98 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 520 Articles
Blogs // 168 Articles
//Features

Capable of Anything: An Interview with Ben Folds | 3 Jun 2016 // 3:27 AM

"I think most of the gold was mined out of [rock music] probably in the '60s -- and then I think since then you're just mining for dust now."

Astrally Project Myself Into the Life of Someone Else: An Interview With Beth Orton | 24 May 2016 // 9:00 PM

Everyone thinks they've pegged Beth Orton. But her sharp turn towards bedroom dance-rock, she's thrown all her fans for a loop -- and she's loving it.

//Columns

The 24-hour News Cycle Rhetoric Yields to Something Far More Human in 'The Promise: President Obama' | 17 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM

This book works because it doesn't skimp on details: the reason behind every major Obama Year One decision is explained, and the result is fascinating. If only Alter toned down the declarative statements...

//Reviews

The Avalanches: Wildflower (take two) | 20 Jul 2016 // 9:20 PM

After 16 years, the hype for another Avalanches album is inescapable, and Wildflower drowns in comparisons. On its own, however, it's a joyous ray of sunshine with an identity all its own.

Various Artists: Boombox - Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 79-82 | 13 Jul 2016 // 9:15 PM

None of the artists on this in-depth Soul Jazz compilation went on to achieve Bambaataa levels of fame, but nearly 35 years removed, that early hip-hop flavor remains as fresh as ever.

//Blogs

20 Questions: Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve | 25 Jul 2016 // 6:00 AM

The skull-masked DJs have made a name for themseves with melodic, emotional dance remixes. Now, after a decade of scant singles and comps, their insanely diverse debut finally arrives.

Miracles of Modern Science - "Bad Body" (video) (premiere) | 4 May 2016 // 3:58 AM

Mean Dreams landed on PopMatters Best Pop Albums of 2015 list, and now the band premieres their danciest, most dramatic music video to date.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

It's Not Easy Being Yellow

// Moving Pixels

"In which we consider the challenges of and the reasons for making the “wrong” color choice in Pokemon Go.

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