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 // 658 Articles

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.


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.


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.


The Good and Bad of ACL 2016 Weekend Two | 17 Oct 2016 // 4:46 AM

No music festival is perfect, but with its stacked lineup and orderly schedule Austin City Limits Festival 2016 is a success in all the important ways.

Austin City Limits 2016 Weekend 2: Sunday | 10 Oct 2016 // 4:45 AM

Popular acts like Haim and under-the-radar gems like Amasa Hines deliver big on the final day of ACL 2016.

//Mixed media

How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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