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Record Store Day: The 7″

Last week, Record Store Day announced its 10th anniversary list. Full of chart-toppers, hard-rockers, and be-boppers, the list is one of the most diverse of recent years. Something Record Store Day does that no one else does better is exclusive 7″. Whether it’s their mystery 7″ series, their side by side series, their picture discs, […]

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Black Friday Preview: Parade of Singles

Black Friday is this Friday. I’ve written about some of the exclusive releases you can find (here), and now I want to write about some more exclusives. Some of the coolest releases on both Black Friday and Record Store Day are pressed on 7″. This year is no exception. From picture discs to colored vinyl, […]

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Four Local Songs for The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is here. Whether you celebrate today by watching Independence Day, grilling, blowing up everything in sight, or some combination of all those three, there’s always the question of what to listen to. Have no fear! I have four songs to bump between rocket reports that not only will make the party […]

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3/25/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Allen Stone — Radius (deluxe edition featuring download of 7 new tracks) Amon Amarth — Jomsviking Amon Amarth — Jomsviking (CD) The Band — Stage Fright Before Their Eyes — Midwest Modesty The Big Pink — Empire Underground Brand New — The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me Brand New — Your Favorite Weapon […]

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Record Store Day Exclusives Part I

I’ve been writing a lot about the bands you’ll see this Record Store Day at Mills Record Company and for good reason. This year over 20 bands will help break in the newer, larger space Mills Record Company will be moving to. But Record Store Day is more than live music. It’s a celebration of all […]

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3/18/2016 New Releases

Aidan Knight — Each Other Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice — OST (3LP, 90 min of music, liner notes, custom etched LP art) B Boys — No Worry No Mind Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy — Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties Boris with Merzbow — Gensho Part 2  (2LP, written to […]

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Genre Spotlight: What’s New in Soul & Jazz

Sometimes the big releases in indie rock tend to over shadow other releases, so it’s hard to know exactly what’s out in other genres. In this post, I want to highlight a couple great releases in the soul/funk/jazz area of things. One of these releases comes from Kansas Citian, Chris Hazelton–his Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 […]

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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Stuff a Stocking with a 7″

There are only three days left until Christmas, and if you still have a name on your gift list, you might be getting a little nervous. Not to worry, 7″ are the perfect stocking stuffer–and you can mix and match if you’re unsure what music your hard-to-shop-for loved ones listen to. And if none of the below […]