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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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Witch Jail 7″ Release With Shortsweather @ Mills Record Company

This Friday, Too Much Rock will continue its 7″ series with Witch Jail’s debut on wax, Slimewave USA. To celebrate, Witch Jail will take the stage at Mills Record Company, joined by Shortsweather, for a night of danceable punk and distortion-rich dreampop. Is there a better way to kick off the weekend before Valentine’s Day (or any […]

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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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Black Friday Preview: Budos Band, Death Grips, lil Yachty

Black Friday is less than two weeks away. Whether the draw for you is exclusive records, perusing thousands of fresh-out-the-back used records, or seeing Mike Doughty perform, Black Friday and Small Shop Saturday (the very next day) at Mills Record Company will be an event not to miss. The store will open at 8am both […]

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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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A Look in The Local Bin: Replay Records

There’s something subversive and fun about Replay Records. The resurrected Lawrence label puts out some of the most beautiful 7″ I’ve seen, all while deliberately breaking genre continuity. Radkey coexists with Oils; Psychic Heat coexists with Hospital Ships. Without a single aesthetic to unite the label, Replay Records is free to experiment, to change, which […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: Convoker

It’s no secret that Kansas City and Lawrence have a pretty stellar metal scenes. From Sharp Weapons to Bummer, from Hossferatu to Gnarly Davidson, there’s no shortage on riffage in our Midwestern music diet. Adding its instrumental doom to the mix, Convoker proves the heavy isn’t over in the middle of the country. The band […]

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The Sword Returns with Purson and From Beyond

This Thursday, The Sword will return to Lawrence with Purson and From Beyond for a night full of thick fuzz and psychedelic meandering. The Sword’s guitar forward riffage unfurls like a heavier version of Medusa. Purson stays more in the vein of Jefferson Airplane’s psy-folk. And From Beyond keeps a Black Sabbath groove to their […]

New Releases

4/29/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Aesop Rock — The Impossible Kid (includes green & pink neon vinyl, custom printed sleeve, die cut jacket, 24-panel fold out poster, full album lyrics) A.J. Cornell & Tim Darcy — Self-titled (cassette) All India Radio — The Slow Light Andrea Day — Cheers to the Fall (2xLP) The Barr Brothers — Alta Falls (colored […]

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Middle of The Map: Vince Staples

There’s a certain confidence that comes with youth. For me, that confidence never came with insight. Vince Staples, on the other hand, has the ability to cut through the post-modern complex with one-liners that ring true in all their layered meanings. The first line of Summertime ’06 is “Hey I’m just a n****, until I fill […]

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4/15/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Alan Sorrenti — Aria (limited edition translucent green LP) Alex Dezen — California / Iowa (7″) Aries — Adieu or Die Ashley Shadow — Ashley Shadow Audacity — Hyper Vessels (comes with poster) Augustus Pablo — Original Rockers Aurora — All My Demons Greeting Me Like A Friend avoid!avoid — Particle and Wave Back to […]

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Record Store Day Exclusives Part V

Record Store Day is only a few days away. And the exclusive releases have been pouring into Mills Record Company by the palette load. The list is nearly a mile long and is jam-packed with something for everyone. Whether you love heavy metal or atmospheric electronica, Record Store Day has something for you. In this […]