Inside Mills Record Company

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

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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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2/5/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Anna Homler and Steve Moshier — Breadwoman (first time on vinyl, first cassette of these two artists) Beacon — Escapements (colored vinyl) Beat Connection — Product 3 Be/Non — mystic sunrise / sunset magic (red cassette)65 C Duncan — Architect (Mercury Prize Winner) The Cult — Hidden City (heavyweight, double LP, cut at 45) DIIV […]

1/29/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

A Day To Remember — Common Courtesy (limited edition, shark bite gate fold, translucent blue vinyl with red splatter) Alessia Cara — Know-It-All (special pink vinyl) Atrak — We All Fall Down 7″ (limited edition of 500, clear vinyl) Babyface — Return of the Tender Lover Basement — Promise Everything Benji Hughes — Songs in […]

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New and New-ish 7″

There have been a slew of great 7″ that have been released recently. From Beastmaker‘s Black Sabbath-y sludge to GOGGS’ manic hardcore, from Phil Collins’ famous drum solo to Wolf Manhattan Project’s sleaze ridden trash funk, there’s no genre not represented in these little records. Beastmaker is a Fresno three piece that makes dark and […]

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Ty Segall Gets Emotional

It seems that Ty Segall has found a way to combine his two (latest) side / side-ish  projects in his newest album, Emotional Mugger. In it, there are hints of Fuzz’s Black Sabbath inspired heaviness. There is also more than a whiff of the glitzed out proto-glam rock of T. Rex (in light of his […]

1/22/2016 New Releases: Bonus Round

A couple more shipments of new releases and notable restocks sneaked in the door this morning, so here’s they are: Cian Nugent — Night Fiction Comets on Fire — Comets on Fire Ex-Cult — Cigarette Machine Ex-Cult — Stick The Knife In / Dogs 7″ Francoise Hardy — Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles (remastered […]

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1/22/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Abbath — Abbath African Head Charge — Drastic Season African Head Charge —  My Life in a Hole in The Ground Agoraphobic Nosebleed — Arc (silver vinyl) Agoraphobic Nosebleed — Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope (blood red vinyl) Agoraphobic Nosebleed — Altered States of America (mint green vinyl) Akase — Graspers Alan Vega — Cubist […]

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Relax with Under The Big Oak Tree’s Local Honey

Under the Big Oak Tree might be a long band name, but it fits. The St. Joseph bluegrass group’s second album, “Local Honey,” sounds like the Ozarks in album form. The standard bluegrass elements are there. Mandolin, guitar, fiddle, double bass, autoharp, etc. The harmonies are tight, the vocals smooth and, well, dripping with honey. […]

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