Erin Lyndal Martin
Erin Lyndal Martin is a poet, fiction writer, nonfiction writer, critical prose writer, music journalist, and music promotional writer. She is an associate interviews editor for PopMatters.com and assistant music editor for the Rumpus. She runs the new music journalism site Euterpe's Notebook (http://www.euterpesnotebook.com) and also writes for the Quietus. She is the associate fiction editor for H_ngm_n, and her creative work has appeared widely. She can be reached on twitter @erinlyndal.
She's been called "dream folk", and at one point even "Narco-folk", but Marissa Nadler simply continues doing what she's doing best: crafting the arc-based, personality-driven songs that have become her trademark, and also talks to PopMatters about that eternal debate of Joni Mitchell vs. Riot Grrrl, of course.
Erin Lyndal Martin
29 May 2013
He started out as a teenage drummer in punk bands, and is now using his lush sense of symphonic melodies to score films, TV shows, and create haunting music of his own. With his new album drawing raves, the one and only Ólafur Arnalds speaks to PopMatters ...
21 Apr 2013
Following an exhaustive trilogy of albums, Mark Oliver Everett opens up to his band on his new record, and details the highs and lows of his songwriting process in this in-depth interview ...
05 Feb 2013
Despite being comprised of members of the Decemberists, Dolorean, and Bearfoot, Black Prairie is not just a supergroup. Rather, they are five pedigreed musicians who fuse indie rock, folk, bluegrass, and gypsy music to create a sound all their own.
15 Jan 2013
The crowd at Milwaukee's Turner Hall witnessed the kind of unique concert experience that only Amanda Palmer could provide.
18 Nov 2012
The world around us is the world of the book, says Vanessa Veselka. In Zazen, there's a highly fetishized identity politics world that someone is getting lost in.
13 Nov 2012
Claire Vaye Watkins' first short story collection, Battleborn is winning well-deserved rave reviews. Here, she discusses monkeys in chinaberry trees, Yo La Tengo, and what it's like to be a putter-inner.
06 Nov 2012
He's the songwriting mastermind behind Death Cab for Cutie, the Postal Service, and All-Time Quarterback. Now, decades into his career, Benjamin Gibbard sits down with PopMatters to discuss his first-ever solo album, and why an iPhone a capella field recording is the disc's first track ...
15 Oct 2012
"That's something in the mind, isn't it?" Lisa Gerrard asks PopMatters, saying "the complexity of how an artist views themselves and the work that they do is very much a story of the mind also. That can become quite complicated."
08 Oct 2012
In 20 stories (and poignant introductions to each), The Paris Review has created a treasure for readers and writers alike that thrives, despite a few editorial thorns.
30 Sep 2012
At Milwaukee's Cactus Club, the Corin Tucker Band's second stop on their tour, the band put on a tight, energetic show despite some sound problems and unfamiliar songs.
25 Sep 2012
Finding a unique juxtaposition between his love of music and his love of nature, Sean Rowe is finding that he can stand out just by being himself, and tells PopMatters all about his journey to his latest album, The Salesman and the Shark ...
19 Sep 2012
She's done jazz, rock, country, and even a bit of funk. But now, taking her kids on the road instead of her band, Eleni Mandell speaks to PopMatters about her new album and how it shows her in a new light: completely at ease with who she is ...
10 Sep 2012
In a book about Jacqueline Bouvier, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis's reciprocal relationship with France, the stories tell themselves.
27 Aug 2012
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