Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2014

Bye, 2014. Thanks for the cool music. Here’s our favorite albums of the year.

Maegan

Sylvan Esso
Sylvan Esso

Kaleb

Have Mercy
A Place of Our Own

Sarah

Adult Jazz
Gist Is

Angel

Mac Demarco
Salad Days

Kevin P.

Flight Facilities
Down to Earth

Clay

Dunno so
This Quokka

Nick

Dunno so
This Quokka

Kelly

Hozier
Hozier

Sugar

UNIIQU3
FADER Mix

Kelsey

Flying Lotus
You’re Dead!

Zack

Vulfpeck
Fugue State

Raphael

Knife Party
Abandon Ship

Kevin R.

La Dispute
Rooms of the House

 

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Upcoming Music Events

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Thursday, December 4thSOTA Productions Presents: A Conversation with Kevin Lyman
PAC 134 at 5 pm. KEVIN LYMAN, CREATOR OF WARPED TOUR, is gonna be speaking HERE AT CHICO!!!!!!

Friday, December 5th: SOTA Productions Presents: Chico Unplugged ’14 Record Release Party
Remember those people who won at Chico Unplugged earlier in the semester? SOTA Productions is bringing ‘em back. Live music and drink discounts! It’s at the Down Lo at 6 pm! See you there!

Tuesday, December 9th: KCSC Radio’s Music Trivia Night.Think you know anything about music?! Prove it. BMU 210. 6:30 pm. BAM.

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Stolas – Allomaternal – Album Review

Artist: Stolas
Album: Allomaternal
Label: Blue Swan Records
Release Date: November 7th, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada post-hardcore psychedelic spazz-rockers Stolas have just released their new album Allomaternal and let me tell you planet Earth this album is AWESOME. Having been released via Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance’s record label Blue Swan records, this album has an outstanding number of qualities any fan of #swancore could and should expect: chaotic, brazen screaming over zany Mars Volta-esque guitar and drums, counteracted by catchy, melodic choruses and psychedelic intervals, with a heavy dash of smooth, ambient tones that make you feel like crying. Now if that isn’t a recipe for success I don’t know what is...

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