Matt Mastricova Staffwriter

Class of 2014


  • Paperhouse

    Over winter break, one of my friends downloaded a bunch of one-hit wonders. It did not take long, however, to find that someone decided that gems such as “Who Let the Dogs Out?” and “Cotton-Eyed Joe” needed remixes.

    Pillbox | January 21, 2013
  • Paperhouse

    Pitchfork is incredibly pretentious.” “After I saw the review that Pitchfork gave my favorite album, I’ll never read them again.” “ Pitchfork doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”

    Pillbox | November 5, 2012
  • Mountain Goats climb to new heights on new album

    Transcendental Youth is no sonic revolution for the Mountain Goats. But then, who was really looking for one? After 20 years of being led by vocalist, lyricist, guitarist, and keyboardist John Darnielle, the Mountain Goats have established a predictable but strongly effective sound.

    Pillbox | October 15, 2012
  • Paperhouse

    Enjoying a new type of music is similar to learning a new language. Developing a functional knowledge and understanding a few key phrases isn’t that difficult, but attaining fluency requires research, practice, and more time than one first imagines. The key to both, however, is immersion. Surrounding yourself with people who are already familiar with the culture is the most efficient way to learn ...

    Pillbox | August 27, 2012
  • Four Tet releases Pink

    Kieran Hebden, better known as Four Tet, is possibly one of the most exciting people currently making electronic music. Taking ideas from a vast array of musical styles such as free jazz, UK garage, house, and hip hop, Hebden molds compositions that feel organic, warm, and inviting, instead of throwing together a grab bag of mismatched styles and samples.

    Pillbox | August 27, 2012