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Album Review: Pom Pom – Ariel Pink

535_c_w_450_h_450 [LISTEN]   [Label:4 AD] [Date Released: November 17, 2014] [Genre: Lo-Fi, Indie Pop,Synth Pop ] Every realm of music can call to mind a certain oddball character—a court jester or sound clown that helps round out the soundscape by mixing in a healthy dose of eccentricity and irreverence...

Submit to Winter KDViationS!

Did you know that KDVS has a zine called KDViationS that you can contribute to? We want your submissions! This is a great way to get published, to get volunteer hours, or to be a part of a super cool and community-driven zine.
Submissions can include but are not limited to: stories,...

Show Review: Twin Steps, Genuis, & Pregnant 11/5/14

IMG_1479 Third Space Art Collective was the venue, a cozy, unassuming warehouse shortly off campus. Inside a traffic cone chandelier hung from the rafters splashing the stage with an orange hue, and Christmas lights were vibrantly tangled along the stage floor.  How’s that sound?   Daniel Trudeau of Sacramento-based...

Album Review: Run the Jewels 2 – Run the Jewels

la-et-run-the-jewels [LISTEN] [Label: Mass Appeal Records] [Release Date: October 24, 2014] [Genre:Hardcore Hip Hop] Only one year removed from the original release of Run the Jewels, the duo of El-P and Killer Mike has since been picked up by Mass Appeal with heavy tour backing and amassed the...

Animals Out of Paper: Davis’ Latest “Hip As Fuck” Art Piece

1908054_10152735211611660_6045144507611854668_n Animals Out of Paper is an upcoming play here at UC Davis directed by fourth year Dramatic Arts major and Sexualities minor, Micaela Cirimeli. Animals Out of Paper begins as a quirky comedy about origami experts and quickly turns into a melancholy reminder that even the closest...

Mount Eerie Interview

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I first heard of Phil Elverum, who releases music under the name Mount Eerie (formerly The Microphones) through a series of mixtapes an internet penpal shared with me a few years ago. An experimental artist in his core, his songs feature narratives...

Album Review: VI: Flora – Botanist

flora [LISTEN] [Label: The Flenser] [Release Date: August 11, 2014] [Genre: Green Metal] Representing a different sort of black metal from their elitist Norwegian forerunners, San Francisco's group Botanist conveys a message that is inherently not destructive but productive or even regenerative, making it more akin to "post-black metal" one...

Album Review: Alm – Taylor Kohl

alm [LISTEN]       [WATCH]        [Released March 27, 2014] [Genre: experimental/chiptune/shoegaze/pop] My introduction to Mr. Kohl was a little unusual, at least for my typical foraging patterns into the blackest corners of the Internet (I digress, but I really do love that depressive Norwegian stuff). I...

Album Review: You’re Dead – Flying Lotus

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[LISTEN]          [Label: Warp Records]           [Release Date: October 6, 2014]

[Genre: Electronic / Experimental Hip Hop / Jazz Fusion]

Resident Los Angeles producer and musical cosmonaut Flying Lotus has never been one to hedge...