Matt Bayles

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Six Best Boring Albums Of 2012

    If "best" and "boring" seem contradictory, please know there's no irony or negativity intended in this list. Maybe some irony, as I am poking some fun at the perception that any song over four minutes long, any piece of music built on repetition, anything that requires patience of any form from a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Cursive's Tim Kasher Talks About Playing the Early Stuff and Where the Band is Now

    Cursive's newest album I Am Gemini is the band's ninth since its 1997 debut. Far be it from the Omaha band to get comfortable at this point in its career; Gemini is the most complex, interwoven and ambitious Cursive record yet, complete with a booklet that lays out the album's lyrics as a Shakespea ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Interview: Minus the Bear's Erin Tate on the band's latest, Omni

    David Belisle Minus the Bear​It's always interesting to compare an artist's critique of his own work with critical evaluations. Minus the Bear's latest, Omni, has been put through the wringer for all of the most predictable reasons: It's an album of poppier songs by an experimental prog-rock b ... More >>

  • Music

    September 7, 2005

    Bear with Them

    On its new album, Minus the Bear grows up