Brice Ezell
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Brice Ezell reviews music, film, and books as PopMatters, and writes Notes on Celluloid, a column which covers the world of film music. His writing also appears in Sea of Tranquility and Glide Magazine (formerly Hidden Track). His short story, "Belle de Jour", was published in 67 Press' inaugural publication The Salmagundi: An Anthology. You can follow his attempts at wit on Twitter and Tumblr if you're so inclined. He is a PhD student in the department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

Features // 22 Articles
Columns // 20 Articles
Reviews // 298 Articles
Blogs // 653 Articles
//Features

Opeth's Fake Nikki Sixx: An Interview with Mikael Akerfeldt | 27 Sep 2016 // 9:00 PM

Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt opens up about Opeth's 25 year career, the band's new album Sorceress, and his desire to score a Meryl Streep film one day.

No More Bones: An Interview With CHVRCHES | 17 Nov 2015 // 9:00 PM

With Every Open Eye, CHVRCHES vaults the bar set by its debut, The Bones of What You Believe. Multi-instrumentalist Iain Cook speaks with PopMatters to explain just how that happened.

//Columns

David Mamet and Al Pacino's 'China Doll' Rat-a-Tats Without the Tat | 25 Jan 2016 // 9:30 PM

There's an interesting play somewhere in the thin structure of China Doll, but not even a dutiful performance by Al Pacino can bring it to life.

Danielewski's 'The Familiar, Vol. 1' Is Too Much, All at Once | 22 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM

As a compendium of inventive thought and prose, The Familiar, Vol. 1 succeeds. As a coherent novel, it's impenetrable.

//Reviews

Touché Amoré: Stage Four | 23 Sep 2016 // 3:24 AM

Touché Amoré's fourth album is its most confessional to date, and arguably its most powerful.

Bastille: Wild World | 13 Sep 2016 // 9:30 PM

Wild World sounds big, but it also sounds like more of the same.

//Blogs

Warhaus Brings an Album into Being (video) (premiere) | 7 Sep 2016 // 6:20 AM

PopMatters has a behind-the-scenes look into the unusual recording process of Maarten Devoldere's first solo album as Warhaus, We Fucked a Flame into Being.

Coheed and Cambria Set Antonin Scalia's Dissenting 'Obergefell' Opinion to Music (video) | 29 Jun 2015 // 9:00 AM

In light of the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage the law of the land in the US, prog rockers Coheed and Cambria take the words of dissenting justice Antonin Scalia and set it to sweetly played acoustic guitar, to predictably hilarious results.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

// Sound Affects

"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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