Inside Mills Record Company

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

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The Emperor of Sand is a Mastodon

Mastodon seems to be an anomaly. The metal four-piece, despite their more than 15 years of making music and their obvious skill, still manages to retain the rough hewn energy that carries a younger band through the first few albums. A lot has changed since their debut, Remission, to their latest, Emperor of Sand, but one thing […]

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New Releases 3/31 @ Mills Record Company

Aaron Lee Tasjan & Lilly Hiatt — Dulbin Blues / Angel From Montgomery (Third Man Records Luck Mansions Sessions 7″) Acceptance — Colliding By Design (limited edition first pressing) Aimee Mann — Mental Illness (di-cut cover) Arc Flash — Carbon Copy (High Dive Records. LOCAL, staff pick of the week) Arc Flash — Carbon Copy (pink […]

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The Heartless Pallbearer

Pallbearer is no stranger to heavy riffs and soaring vocals. Their third full length, Heartless, is more refined and meatier than their previous albums. Whereas most doom metal tends to be overwhelmingly minor, Pallbearer’s latest somehow manages to shift the standard melancholy tones of the genre into something uplifting and resilient. Heartless begins with the track “I […]

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FREE 6LACK

If 6LACK‘s debut, FREE 6LACK, says anything it’s that 1) Atlanta is the new Motown and 2) once a sad RnB singer makes it, another comes up who is sadder and moodier. FREE 6LACK follows the same grimy RnB put forth by Abra but with a distinctively self-reflexive vibe. When Abra skews sensual, 6LACK focuses instead on […]

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Animals As Leaders Go Weightless

As far as progressive metal is concerned, Animals As Leaders are making some of the most interesting and brutal songs this side of Between The Buried and Me. The instrumental three piece’s discography is full of quick moving, angular leads and baffling time changes. Any time I put one of their records on, I find […]

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New Releases 3/17 @ Mills Record Company

ADNA — Closure (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Animals As Leaders — Weightless (limited edition of 500 silver series edition on silver vinyl) ANOHNI — Paradise (10″) Arrested Development — 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days in the Life of… (2xLP) Ben Folds — Songs for Silverman (Vinyl Tuesday release. Analog spark indie exclusive high […]

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Thundercat’s Drunk

Though it’s been out digitally for almost a month, Thundercat‘s Drunk recently arrived in the physical world. Pressed on four red 10″, the bebop-heavy jazz/hip hop fusion album pays homage to the early Blue Note jazz series (featuring Kansas City’s own Charlie Parker) while connecting with the aesthetics of contemporary jazz releases (think Jazz Dispensary or Kamasi […]

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Get on Elektrac!

It’s been a great for jazz releases lately. Thundercat’s monsterous epic, Drunk, hit the shelves, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7′s Soul Jazz Fridays is holding down the local jazz game, and The Bad Plus is making pop jazzy again. But the jazz/funk/electronic hybrid record that caught my ear and would not let go is Shobaleader One‘s Elektrac. Finding […]

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New Releases 3/10 @ Mills Record Company

Crystal Fairy — Crystal Fairy (limited edition floro pink vinyl ft. members of The Melvins, Le Butcherettes, & At the Drive-In) Darkest Hour — Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora (produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge, Nails, & High on Fire) Daughters — Hell Songs (limited edition of 1000 180 gm vinyl on 2 different […]

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Junius’ Latest Accrues Light

Junius‘ latest release, Eternal Rituals for The Accretion of Light, is a juggernaut. Collaging together metallic riffs, electronic textures, pummeling blast beats, and soaring vocals, the Boston based quartet has created a proggy masterpiece. Taking equally from Deafheaven’s Sunbather and Tool’s Aenima, Eternal Rituals for The Accretion of Light is a tour de force through the darkest reaches of […]

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Lhean Into WHY?

Fresh off a collaboration with Serengeti (and my favorite album of last year), Yoni Wolf and the other guys in WHY? are at it again. Their latest release, Moh Lhean, shows a more muted sensibility that still brings the heft and gravitas of Mumps etc. and Alopecia. Moh Lhean moves away from the avant stream of consciousness style […]

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New Releases 3/3 @ Mills Record Company

Animal Collective — Hollindagain The Besnard Lakes — Are The Divine Wind (12″ single) Black Mass — World Eater (limited edition black and red marble vinyl) Bleached — Can You Deal? (limited edition white vinyl 12″) Bobby Sauder — Dark Empire Fairgrounds (CD, LOCAL) Bombadil — Fences (180 gm vinyl w/ download including exclusive demo […]

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