Inside Mills Record Company

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

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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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Circa Survive Takes on 10 years

Anthony Green’s various projects (Saosin, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Circa Survive, etc.) were the soundtracks to my angsty teenage years. I remember seeing him with Saosin at The Beaumont Club. Between songs, the frontman began reciting a poem, slowly taking steps back. When Green had finished this recitation, he had backed up to the […]

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There’s Always Money in The Flying Microtonal Banana Stand

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard cannot sit still. Just 10 months after their last album, Nonagon Infinity, the Australian group has released another album, Flying Microtonal Banana (and word on the street is they have five more album slated for 2017). So while we were all doing frivolous things–like “eating” or “sleeping”–these guys were in the studio […]

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Shadow Band Loves The Wilderness

Shadow Band‘s first full length combines folk, psych, indie pop, and that certain sixties flair that makes their tones warm and their melodies full of hooks. Wilderness of Love is equal parts Comus, The Beatles, The Animals, and Temples–its melding of styles creates a listen that is as cohesive as it is surprising. Shadow Band […]

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New Releases 2/24 @ Mills Record Company

All Them Witches — Sleeping Through the War (deluxe edition 2xLP ft. 7 demo tracks recorded in the bands garage on reel to reel) All Them Witches — Sleeping Through the War (clear cassette) Andrew Bird — Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs (includes gatefold jacket) Armored Saint — Carpe Noctum (live from […]

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London O’Connor Circles the Triangle

There’s something rough and entirely genuine about London O’Connor‘s debut album, O∆ (pronounced Circle Triangle). The album is centered around uber-catchy bedroom pop with hip hop currents and ambient textures. In other words, O∆ is the perfect album for the exploratory feeling that hangs to springs emerging coattails. The album opens with “OATMEAL.” Feeling like undiscovered gem from […]

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Grails and Chalices

Grails is not so much a band as a force. The Portland based outfit has branded themselves not with a sound or formula but with an intensity that stretches the continuum of their expansive releases. Whether the five-piece is skating down Middle Eastern melisma or churning out some doomy metal riffs, Grails focuses their whole […]

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