Freeden is a graduate student in sociology. He lives in Oakland, CA. A former sixth grade teacher in Philadelphia, he once took some of his students to a Dizzee Rascal concert. They met the rapper after the show and found his accent perplexing.
Technicolor Revelations: A Conversation with Jon Lindsay | 18 May 2011 // 5:00 PM
The talented new singer-songwriter chatted with PopMatters about his affinity for storytelling and collecting keyboards, and what inspired his debut LP, a collection of power pop songs that shine from Chicago to Charlotte.
No More Trouble: An Interview with the Concretes | 21 Feb 2011 // 4:00 PM
PopMatters chatted with guitarist Daniel Värjö about moving on without Victoria Bergsman, the band's new disco grooves, and musical influences ranging from Anthony Russell to My Morning Jacket.
The Soft Hills: The Bird Is Coming Down to Earth | 12 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Psych-folk quartet's LP intrigues some, but frustrates more.
Tycho: Dive | 23 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
Scott Hansen's third full-length is more than just a soundtrack to his own dazzling graphic art. It's one of the best electronic releases of 2011.