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Album Review: Primitive and Deadly – EARTH

0003333087_10 [LISTEN] [Label: Southern Lord] [Date Released: September 2, 2014] [Genre: Experimental / Doom Metal / Drone] Tones bright as bells ringing in a hazy distance comfort as the path winds down from the mountain into the valley dark below. Sonic glory. On...

Album Review: Les Sins – Michael

ad31ff04 [LISTEN] [Label: Company Records] [Date Released: November 4, 2014] [Genre: Electronic / Dance] This month marks the release of Chaz Bundick’s first full-length album under the title Les Sins. Although he has been quietly releasing music under this name for the past four years, this is the first...

Show Review: Mac Demarco @ Rio Theatre 11/14/14

IMG_6800 First of all, I’ve always liked Mac Demarco’s song writing from the first time I heard his sophomore album “2.” There’s a sort of sentimental quality to his songs that is at once nostalgic for the times when music was purely about emotion rather than stoic or...

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 Spring 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 @ Third Space 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...

Interview: Mount Eerie

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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...