Philadelphia: Besides acting as the namesake of the undisputed and objectively best kind of sushi, the city is a breeding ground for talented bands and musicians of all kinds. Names like Joan Jett, Will Smith, and Modern Baseball come to mind. These days, however, there’s a new racket afoot: the no-frills indie/post-punk quartet known as Church Girls. Their new album, “The … [Read more...] about CD Review: Church Girls – The Haunt
This year was about returning power to the artists. With the rise of DIY recording processes outside of the bedroom pop genre and the prominence of mental health, the music created in 2019 was more introspective than ever. Artists were not afraid to be experimental with their sounds and ideas, which made it so that their true voices shone through. Some artists changed the … [Read more...] about KCSU Top Albums of 2019
2018 has been a year full of emotional, empowering music. It feels like women were represented more than ever, and new sounds and ideas were ever-present. A lot of artists have come out of their hiatus, overcome struggle and freshly formed this year. Overall, there was more of a focus on honesty and individuality. The diversity in music this year is evident in our choices, with … [Read more...] about KCSU’s Top Albums of 2018!
Article and pictures by AJ Frankson There comes a time for every basement jam band, perhaps in between screaming into the microphone and breaking a string for the 50th time, when someone looks up from their calloused fingers and says “We should make an EP.” Fort Collins local band, Yail, had that moment back in May, when CSU Microbiology student, Jackson Watkins, brought his … [Read more...] about CD Review – Yail expertly blends science, sadness, and sass with first EP, ‘Lung Disease and Scarier Things’
2016 was a hard year to compete with in terms of music. Last year, there seemed to be an explosion of energy from the music industry and its constituents. This year didn't seem to have that feeling to it. It felt more like a transition year for many artists as many highly anticipated albums seemed to fall short. That being said, there are always the records that shine through … [Read more...] about KCSU’s Favorite Albums of 2017