Inside Mills Record Company

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

Cate Le Bon’s Latest Mug Shot

 There are few albums that can simultaneously sound like the album your best friend recorded in her basement and be interesting, but Cate Le Bon’s Mug Museum finds that perfect mix between disharmony and harmony, between familiar and unexpected. Bouncing between a female rendition of Morrissey (the one from The Smiths’ debut album) and beachy […]

Son Lux Continues To Shine With Lanterns

Mix equal parts Sufjan Stevens, Jonsi, and Wild Nothing; add a splash of dense and rhythmic unpredictability, a touch of lyrical ambiguity, and a sprinkle of brooding strings. The result? Son Lux’s latest album, Lanterns. Son Lux seems to steal fragments not only from the aforementioned artists but also from a myriad of other sources […]

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New Releases for the Week of 10/29

In between gorging on Halloween candy, we’re putting out these rekerds this week: White Denim Corsica Lemonade – The genre bending Texas band returns with their fifth full length release (on yellow vinyl). Unpredictable and energetic, the four-some find touchstones in post-punk, the blues, funk and even jam bands. Billy Bragg Life’s A Riot With […]

New Releases for the Week of 10/22

Here is what we’re putting out on the shelves this week:     2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II#MEtime – The former Playaz Circle member returns with his sophomore 2xLP, featuring a lead single collaboration with Pharrell (The Neptunes/N.E.R.D.). AFI Burials – The California punk-goth band with some of the most ardent followers in the biz returns […]

5 Guilty Pleasures – Steven Ervay

My guilty pleasures read a lot like a finger crossing a road map of America. There’s a diverse collection of 90′s, pop, awkward punk, and so on… So here they are, in whatever glory they hold. 5. My Own Worst Enemy As much as I love 90′s songs, I love 90′s compilation albums even more. […]

Cults Cut Through The Static

  On their sophomore album, Static, Cults stick close to the duo’s neo-doo-wop sound. However, rather than rehash the same territory, Static carries with it a not so sugary edge. The music is still bright with an undeniable pop structure, and the lyrics are largely complicated (albeit saccharine) love songs. But the embellishments expand the […]

Adult Film Stays To Omaha Roots

Tim Kasher’s latest album Adult Film begins with a tongue-in-cheek critique of American life via American literature (class). Stringing together English department buzzwords, Kasher’s enfilade in “American Lit” gestures toward the propensity for people to live passively. The message seems to be to engage with the world (albeit Kasher seems a little too self-aware to […]

“Engravings” Is Both Tense And Evocative

I never would have guessed that something readily classified in the shoegaze genre would ever have enough subtle sexuality to warrant a slow-jam style groove. Yet, “An Hour” from Forest Sword’s debut album Engravings does just that. Beginning with a ringing xylophone-ish riff, the song builds into a groove that pretty much demands body movement […]

Ha Ha Tonka Learn From Americana and Their Own Past on Lessons

On Lessons, the newest LP from Missouri’s Ha Ha Tonka, the band displays more than just an awareness of its own past. The title track’s quasi-mantra highlights the duality of the new album as singer Brian Roberts repeats, “I keep learning the same lessons over again/ I can’t keep learning the same lessons over again.” […]

5 Guilty Pleasures – Paige Lockhart

My list of guilty pleasure songs just so happens to be comprised of my go-to karaoke jams. Drunken strangers don’t care about my music taste. I mean, they’re definitely laughing with me, right guys? 5. LeAnn Rimes – Blue Between the ages of eight and ten, I used my allowance money to pay for a […]

5 Guilty Pleasures – Jackson May

To call something a guilty pleasure would be admitting that I feel guilty about some of the music I listen to. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. But, I’ll admit, there are some genres and bands that definitely get some confused looks when I tell someone about them. 5. Dragonforce A few years […]

Chvrches’ Debut LP Positions Band As Electro-Pop Crossover

Chvrches first full length release The Bones of What You Believe has only been out for a few days, but it feels like the band has been around for awhile. That may be partly because of the already capricious nature of our relationship, and because several of their singles became mainstays on alternative radio earlier […]

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