Kansas City Spotlight

2017

2016, A Year In Review

2017 is finally around the corner, and it will definitely bring a lot of new music to look forward to. We do our best to get as many indie exclusive releases to you as possible, here is a sneak peak of what is coming your way in 2017. The XX — “I See You” 1/13 […]

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Ten Great Records from 2016

2016 was a bittersweet year for music. We lost some of our most influential artists, but many bands also released great albums. So many good albums, in fact, that I had more difficulty than usual whittling down my list to ten. I decided to choose albums that may not receive as much coverage in the […]

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New Releases 11/25 @ Mills Record Company

Abbath — Abbath (limited to 300 solid green vinyl) Astral Planes — Lost Apart (red cassette) A Tribe Called Quest — We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service (CD) Aversions Crown — Erebus / Parasites (7-inch, limited edition of 250 clear vinyl) Blink 182 — Take Off Your Pants & Jacket (limited edition […]

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New Releases 10/14 @ Mills Record Company

Give these NR a shot and a listen via our Youtube Playlist! Amos Lee — Spirit (gatefold jacket w/ 13 brand new songs) Anciients — Voice of the Void (limited edition of 550) Beastie Boys — Licensed To Ill (30th anniversary re-issue with classic gatefold jacket) Blackberry Smoke — Like an Arrow (2xLP 180 gm […]

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Under The Radar: JAWS’ Be Slowly

Every Friday, thousands of new records hit the shelves. Every day, even more used records are unearthed from basements, taken down from attics, and brought into Mills Record Company. With all this physical music pouring into the world, some gems can get lost. In “Under The Radar,” I’ll shine a light on an album that […]

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Goat’s Requiem Is An Ambitious Flight

Goat has been a driving force in the psych revival community. The Swedish band’s quick-paced songs kick from their first moment to their last–whether on record or during their high-energy live performances. Their most recent release, Requiem, shows a band that has grown past their roots and are now reaching toward something more ambitious (even if […]

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James Blake Colours Outside The Lines

There’s something about fall that makes baroque indie pop magical. Whether its the lush experimentalism of Bon Iver’s latest release or the arresting arrangements of Jamie xx’s In Colour, autumn is the perfect time to throw on a slow moving record and curl up. Joining the ranks of these amazing albums is James Blake‘s latest, The […]

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Cassette Store Day 10/8!

Yeah, blink-182 just reissued their discography, James Blake dropped a masterpiece, Sleep’s Holy Mountain has its first official vinyl release, and so many other records hit our shelves, but this Saturday is all about cassettes. Cassette Store Day celebrates the other physical medium in the world. With exclusive releases and special deals on cassettes, Saturday […]

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Numero Pop Up at miniBar

This Saturday will be a very special day at miniBar. Numero Group, one of our favorite labels (seriously, they have their own section in the store), will set up a pop up shop at the bar and venue–offering deep discounts, exclusive releases, and special guest appearances. For those who don’t know, Numero Group is a […]

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Brand New All The Way Down

I grew up with Brand New. Deja Entendu was the soundtrack to my childhood angst; The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me taught me to love large, expanding soundscapes; Daisy was my first foray into ostentatious noise. It seems there has been a Brand New record lurking around each milestone of my musical journey. That said, I was […]

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The Record Machine Showcase @ Crossroads Music Fest

2016 has been a great year for Kansas City music. With phenomenal releases from Haymaker, High Dive, The Company, and Record Machine, there has been no shortage of great wax from artists residing in the Mid-best city. And the aesthetics represented in these releases run the gamut from the 60s influenced psych pop of The […]

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New Releases 8/19 @ Mills Record Company

Abbath — Abbath (opaque yellow vinyl limited to 500) Adam Harding — Dumb Numbers II (purple vinyl, features members of Dino Jr, Best Coast, & more) AJJ — The Bible 2 (quote, “comes with download card, a bad of tiny angels, and a newfound sense of control over my life”) Alex Cameron — Jumping the […]

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