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Kid Koala & Emiliana Torrini Drawn Together

Kid Koala is sort of an enigma. The DJ has made music for Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, has been featured in soundtracks like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Great Gatsby, and has gone on solo tours with Radiohead and Bjork. The Canadian turntablist splits his aesthetic between more mainstream sounds […]

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Brain Tentacles

Brain Tentacles. I have no way of starting this other than saying Brain Tentacles. The trio’s name (and album title) sets the bar high for my expectations–the weird and visceral imagery, the surrealism. And the band, time and time again, not only hits that expectation but surpasses it. Much like the image of Brain Tentacles […]

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Abra Is a Dark Wave Princess

There are few records that hook me as hard as Abra‘s latest EP. The six song 12″ is a bedroom odyssey of fragmented loves, wavy beats, and meandering vocal melodies. From start to finish, Princess shows the duchess of dark wave at a new level of skill both in terms of creating beats and collaging lyrics. […]

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The Anatomy of: Daniel and Marty of Ebony Tusks Share Their Current Favorites

I’m going camping, so for the month of August, we’re handing over the reins of the blog to some of our favorite local musicians. We asked them to make a playlist and share some thoughts about their choices. The first artists to be featured in this month long project are Daniel B. Smith and Marty […]

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The Philistines Album Release @ Replay Lounge

In case you missed it, The Philistines put out their debut on The Record Machine about a month ago. The TL;DR of it is The Backbone of The Night rocks. Layering classic tube-warmed psych-tones with slick indie pop hooks, the album unfurls equally as a meandering jam and a collection of tunes that stay stuck in […]

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Bombino’s Latest Joins The Guitar Funk World

Bombino is a guitar wizard. His licks have all the pluck of Jil Jilala (though Algeria separates the two band’s home countries) and all the hook of The Dirty Projectors. This aesthetic similarity makes sense becauze Dave Lonstreth of The Dirty Projectors coproduced Azel with Bombino. The result is an album that is full of aural […]

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Ty Segall Gets Emotional

It seems that Ty Segall has found a way to combine his two (latest) side / side-ish  projects in his newest album, Emotional Mugger. In it, there are hints of Fuzz’s Black Sabbath inspired heaviness. There is also more than a whiff of the glitzed out proto-glam rock of T. Rex (in light of his […]

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12/18/2015 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Baroness — Purple (limited double gatefold, 180g purple vinyl) free limited cassettes with purchase are on the way Rayland Baxter — Feather & Fishhook The Black Crowes — The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion The Black Crowes — amorica The Black Crowes — Shake Your Money Maker Cage the Elephant — Tell Me I’m Pretty […]

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The Architects and The Sluts Have a Border War

In a world of hyphenated genres, cross genre work, and hybridity, sometimes the most innovated things are straightforward monoliths. The Architects and The Sluts are two such things. Both bands land with both feet solidly within Rock n Roll (note the capitalization). Their styles differ slightly but each features guitar forward rock that can fill […]

Deerhoof’s La Isla Bonita Meshes Static and Clarity

Deerhoof‘s latest album, La Isla Bonita, contains multitudes. It bounces back and forth between cathartic noise and bouncing riffs, from melodic hymns to angular strafes of sound. As their twelfth album, La Isla Bonita builds off the band’s 20 years of song making. It’s cheerier than their earlier albums and more refined than their later […]