Inside Mills Record Company

Stuff that we stock at Mills Record Company’s retail store.

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Prince Rama Gets Xtreme

Prince Rama is undoubtedly one of the weirdest duo’s I’ve ever encountered. I first saw them when they opened for Dan Deacon. With a touring member, the band gave an electrifying performance. Whether their energy came from a standing drummer or from the seamless way music-making transitioned into stage show and back again, Prince Rama […]

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3/4/2016 New Releases @ Mills Record Company

A Day To Remember — Old Record (picture disc limited to 2,000) A Day To Remember — What Separates Me From You (picture disc limited to 2,000) A Day To Remember — homesick (picture disc limited to 3,000) A Day To Remember — For Those Who Have Heart (picture disc limited to 3,000) Anenon — […]

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Mini-Reviews Oscar Edition

So a few days ago, Ennio Morricone won his first Oscar. The composer has been at it for over 500 films and basically a staple for fine scores. The win had me thinking about records that aren’t usually hyped–soundtracks. Whether it’s the droning atmospheric score of Sicario or the compilation feel of Straight Outta Compton, […]

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Santigold’s 99 Cents Is Worth Every Penny

Late 2015 through early 2016 has been a fantastic time for fans of art pop. Whether your bag is FKA Twigs’ vogue-inspired M3LL155X EP, Grimes’ personae-jumping power pop album, Art Angels, or Radiation City’s genre-bending Synesthetica, there has been no shortage of great releases. Santigold adds to these with her latest album, 99¢. Splitting her time between carefully […]

2/26/2016 New Releases @ Mills Record Company

Anthrax — For All Kings (indie exclusive, yellow splattered vinyl, limited to 2000 copies, comes with slip mat) Bad Religion — 30 Years Live Basia Bulat — Good Advice Black Cobra — Imperium Simulacra (first pressing on black vinyl, 45rpm, and bonus track, limited to 600 copies) Ben Folds — Rockin’ the Suburbs (first pressing […]

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The Shivas Aren’t Better Off Dead

What is it about Spring that makes lazy surf-pop so appealing? Maybe it’s the way the jangling guitars sound so much like sunlight. Or maybe it’s how the frustrations winter bring seem to melt in the reverb drenched vocals. Whatever it may be, The Shivas‘ latest, Better Off Dead, takes the best elements of surf-pop and […]

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2/19/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Animal Collective — Painting With (comes with slip mat and Domino tote bag) Bobby Bare — The Moon Was Blue (blue vinyl) Brood Ma — Daze Cavern of Anti-Matter — Void beats / Invocation trex (Triple vinyl) Choir of Young Believers — Grasque (colored vinyl) Chuck Johnson — Velvet Arc Count Ossie and The Mystic […]

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The Black Queen Enters a Fever Daydream

At first, The Black Queen was sort of a conundrum for me. Knowing the band is led by Dillinger Escape Plan’s frontman, I expected the band to throw out some unforgiving and mathy dissonance. Instead, the band falls in closer to a hybrid between Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode. As I read more about […]

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Radiation City’s Latest Is Pop With A Bite

It doesn’t take long to fall in love with Radiation City‘s latest, Synesthetica. The band’s ability to layer saccharine-sweet vocal melodies over lush instrumental arrangements allows them to write pop songs that linger for a bit longer than most. Equal parts Poe, We Are Scientists, Son Little, and some je ne sais quoi quality that sits […]

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2/12/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Albert Ayler — In Greenwich Village Alice Coltrane With Strings — World Galaxy Black Queen — Fever Daydream Brandi Carlile — Brandi Carlile (remastered from original digital master, limited edition clear vinyl, foil-stamped & numbered out of 1000) Brandi Carlile — Give Up The Ghost (remastered from original digital master, limited edition coke clear vinyl, foil-stamped […]

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J Dilla Week at Mills Record Company

J Dilla was one of the most influential hip hop artists ever. I know this is a heavy-handed way to start a post, but it’s true. The beat-maker, producer, and rapper made some of the most iconic stand alone beats and daring instrumental tracks during his short life, and his influence can be felt from […]

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Orgone’s Beyond The Sun is an Instant Classic

There are few instances in which I get to use the term psychedelic soul. In fact, there’s only one. It’s Orgone‘s latest album, Beyond The Sun. The California band mixes the genres to create an (almost) hour of psychedelic frenzy caged in soul’s drum-forward structure. Put in another way, Beyond The Sun is one of the best overlooked […]

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