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 // 21 Articles
Columns // 19 Articles
Reviews // 275 Articles
Blogs // 652 Articles

No More Bones: An Interview With CHVRCHES | 17 Nov 2015 // 8:00 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.

The Rhythmic Redesign of Porcupine Tree: An Interview with Gavin Harrison | 7 Jun 2015 // 9:02 PM

Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison talks with PopMatters about the long and complex process that went into his creation of the big band album, Cheating the Polygraph.


Danielewski's 'The Familiar, Vol. 1' Is Too Much, All at Once | 22 Jul 2015 // 8:30 PM

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

Jóhann Jóhannsson on Composing as Storytelling | 7 May 2015 // 9:30 PM

PopMatters talks with Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson about his role in the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, for which he won a Golden Globe.


Swallow the Sun: Songs from the North | 15 Nov 2015 // 8:15 PM

Songs from the North can be credited for its ambition, even as its ambition undercuts the uniqueness of its composite parts.

Guy Garvey: Courting the Squall | 4 Nov 2015 // 7:30 PM

There's not a lot of squall in Elbow frontman Guy Garvey's solo debut, but there are more than enough promising moments to justify this eclectic venture.


Coheed and Cambria Set Antonin Scalia's Dissenting 'Obergefell' Opinion to Music (video) | 29 Jun 2015 // 8:00 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.

Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts - "Take Me With You" (video) (Premiere) | 29 Jun 2015 // 5:30 AM

Shot in crisp black and white, "Take Me With You" finds the Michigan rock outfit Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts diving into "ten hours of pizza, beer, and the same song over and over and over again".

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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